Common Mistakes People Make When Going For A Photoshoot

Author: Images By Robert | | Categories: Commercial Photography , Event Photography , Headshot Photography , Photography Studio , Portrait Photography , Professional Photographer , Studio Photography , Wedding Photography


When it comes to creating a successful photoshoot, there are multiple elements involved. While many assume that all the aspects are solely the responsibility of the photographer, that isn’t quite the case. To ensure stunning pictures are captured, the subjects of the image must also prepare.

Clients need to choose a suitable venue, an appealing outfit, and decide on the general goal of the shoot, which must be communicated to the photographer to ensure everything is planned precisely. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of this, and it often leads to missteps that impact the quality of the shoot and, ultimately, their pictures.

To help you avoid these basic errors that could prove to be costly, Images by Robert has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when going for a photoshoot session.

1. Not coordinating with the photographer to choose or scout a proper location.
Many times clients tend to underestimate the importance of the location for their photoshoot and believe that only the subject is essential. However, that is not the case. The site you choose can dramatically affect the quality of photos. For this reason, the photographer and client should coordinate ahead of time and decide what kind of location would suit their goals.

2. Not dressing or grooming correctly for the shoot.
Often clients arrive at a photoshoot under-dressed or disheveled as they didn’t think through how badly it will reflect in the final images. Clients need to think ahead and choose outfits that will match their ideas for the photos. Also, when dressing for a photoshoot, it helps to apply light but effective makeup not only for women but even men. Similarly, they should ask their photographer ahead of time for suggestions on how to dress.

3. Not knowing what they want.
Many people book a photoshoot with a professional photographer without a clear idea of what they want. A chat with the photographer ahead of time can really help the client obtain clarity in their mind so that they can decide what they want.

4. Failing to have fun.
Believe it or not, having fun during a photo session is crucial for beautiful photos. Relaxing during the shoot helps clients have fun and enjoy the shoot. Moreover, when they have fun, their joyful emotions are easy to capture.

To avoid other mistakes like these during your photoshoot, reach out to Images by Robert. As a professional photographer in Newmarket, ON, I am passionate about my work. After taking a variety of courses with renowned photographers and completing a two-year program at the Arcanum, I decided that photography was my calling.

My approach as a photographer is personable, as I enjoy getting to know my clients before the shoot. It allows me to understand their expectations, comfort levels, personality, and preferences. Following this, I can help them decide on the kind of shoot they want and how they can adequately prepare for it. This preparation even enables me to capture stunning images of them.

For a complete list of my services, please click here. If you have any questions about professional photography, I’d love to hear from you. Please contact me here.