Product Styling – How the process works
Have you been thinking about getting some product styling done for your business or brand but you’re not sure where to start? I’m here to break down the process for you and let you know just how simple it all is.
Before beginning the consultation process it is always a good idea to have a look through my gallery of work (here) and get an idea of the styles that you like. Start a Pinterest board with some ideas and make sure you have a clear picture of the direction you want to take. Obviously I am here to supply ideas and concepts as well but if you have clear brief to begin with it makes it a lot easier to bring your ideas to life. Create a mood board of your favourite styles thinking about colours, textures, layouts etc and use this as your point of reference as you proceed through the process.
Next it is always a good idea to get a quote for your project so you know from the get go what the costs are going to be. You can fill out my quote form here and I will get back to you to either get more information or with some pricing. Please be sure to fill out the quote form with as much information as possible and include some photos of your product. This helps us to be able to quote accurately for your requirements.
When I get back to you with the quote I will include the next available booking dates in my email then it is up to you to get back to me and confirm that you would like to proceed. Dates are very dependent on the number of images that you would like. Generally there is a waiting period of at least a month or more so it’s good to get in early, especially if you need the images for an event or print deadline.
Once you are all booked in we ask that you pay a deposit then the exciting part starts and we can create your concepts and ideas. I have a brief that I ask all clients to fill out to make sure I have a clear understanding of your brand and the look you want to create. Check out our blog post here to see what kind of information we require. We will need you to provide some image examples of the styles you like this is extremely helpful, (your original mood board or Pinterest board would be perfect) an explanation of why you like these images is essential as well as how you see these settings working for your product. Check out our Pinterest for endless amounts of Inspiration…
We ask that your brief be completed and returned the month prior to your booking so we have plenty of time to plan. When I have read through your completed brief I will get back to you with any questions about anything I feel needs further explanation. Of course if you have any questions at any point throughout the process you are more than welcome to sing out. We will provide you with our own Mood board and shot list so you can see what we have planned.
If you have any special measurement requirements for your images (print ads, banners etc.) please be sure to include these in the creative brief so we can style and crop accordingly.
You’ll need to send your stock to me at least 2 weeks before your booking date. If you have specific groups of items that you want photographed together these need to be clearly labeled and listed on the creative brief.
If you are after some specific props that I don’t currently have you are welcome to send your own props or I can purchase things on your behalf with the cost being added to your invoice. My prop collection is growing by the day and there are not a lot of things that I don’t have ???? Check out our services page here for more info about props and backgrounds.
The turn around time will depend on the number of images you get but as a general rule I would suggest the following:
10 Images – 2 weeks
15 Images – 2.5 weeks
20 Images – 3 weeks
When the images are ready they are uploaded to Dropbox for you to enjoy. I will send you the link to access the folder, you are then able to invite other users to access the folder with your permission. You can also post directly to Instagram using the Dropbox app. When sharing on social media if you choose to tag us in the images then of course we very much appreciate that as it helps us get our name out there but it is not required.
To have your product returned to you please make sure you include a return courier label in the original package otherwise we are happy to send this back via NZ post and charge the cost to your final invoice.
I hope this answers any queries you may have had, if there is anything else that you would like to know about the process or to book your spot please contact us