Planning. Is. Awesome. Even if you aren’t a BORN planner.
- Planning for engagement shoots for us at the beginning meant that we would write out the EXACT shot
- Both of us were nervous that we would go BLANK creatively in the middle of shooting
- That planning list got shorter and shorter, the more shoots we did
- (As a side note, having a partner gives you more time to think creatively during a shoot. Tell your clients too to expect you to have time to think)
- Rolling up to weddings NOW, we have a great plan of what’s going on. The space, the time schedule, family shot combinations, etc.
- We send a question sheet to the couple ahead of time, which includes way more than this: contact names and phone numbers of the important people of the day, vendor info, couple’s new address (to send stuff to after the wedding), questions about ceremony photo restrictions, etc
- You want to be your BEST creative self walking into a wedding.
- If you’re prepared and if you PLAN, you can BE your best creative self.
- Leave as much brain power as you can for your creative side, and the way to do that is to PLAN AHEAD about all the other stuff.
- “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning” – Gloria Steinem