People buy from people, so making sure you and your brand stand out and install trust in your potential customers is key. But great photos don’t just happen! You can hire a great photographer but you and your staff need to be photo shoot ready, and My Rural Tribe has these tips to ensure you get the best photos for you and your business!
1. Tell your staff!
You might think this is obvious but in truth, I have turned up at some businesses and the staff weren’t aware I was coming to do a photoshoot, or they knew I was coming buy didn’t realise THEY were having their picture taken! This puts them on the back foot, can make some feel uncomfortable and they may not have done their hair, put on makeup on worn the best outfit!
DO Tell your team a photographer is coming and that they WILL be having their photo taken!
2. What to wear
Are you a branded company or are YOU your company? What you wear is very important.
a – Branded Clothing
Wear your branded logo clothing, is this a shirt, jumper, fleece, gillet? Should all your staff be in branded clothing? Is the branded clothing suitable for the season? If it is a lovely summers day, wearing the branded fleece is not appropriate! This might be a good time to invest in some nice, seasonal, branded clothing such as a polo t-shirt, shirt or gillet.
DO wear your branded clothing.
b -Fashions logos / ‘Humorous’ t-shirt’s
NO! Just No! Do not wear other branded logos or ‘humorous‘ or slogan t-shirts – not only are they off brand, they will date and age you.
DO Keep the clothing neutral or ‘on brand’.
c – Brand Colours
Have you a brand colour scheme head office wishes you to wear? Ensure your staff are wearing brand colours, if it is required for your company. If not, a ‘blank colour’ is great, white or blue shirt, something ‘neutral’ that enhances you!
d – Colour scheme
Does your brand have a colour theme or palette? You can bring these colour choices into your outfit. Love hot pink? Wear your clothes as a blank background and then inject the colours by wearing the shoes, the scarf, or have your pen and notebook in these colours?
DO wear colours that compliment you and that you are comfortable with.
AVOID all black… it will potentially limit certain backdrops and locations – you might get lost…now we see you, now we don’t!
You ARE your brand and you ARE representing the company your work for!
A photoshoot is an investment into you and your company, make the most of the time you have with the photographer! Getting your branding on-point is THE most important thing to do!
Make sure head office has sent you the right branded clothing or make sure you are representing yourself for your own company!
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Photography, Listener of thoughts, asker of questions, Writer of Blogs
I am Sian Mercer, the writer of these blogs, which are based on thoughts and ideas, quetions I have asked, feelings I have had and wonders which have been answered.
I am a photographer, please check out my website www.myruraltribe.com to see my work and book your own photoshoot, for your rural business or family.
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