PREPARING FOR YOUR PHOTOSHOOT

DAY OF DETAILS

BE PREPARED

  • When your photographer arrives onsite, you need to be ready to roll! Any delays will cut into your shoot time.
  • Ex: Scene-set, racks merchandised, props unpacked, make-up + hair done, everyone onsite, etc.
  • Plan ahead and save yourself the stress - this should be fun!

GETTING 'THE SHOT'

  • All photoshoots are scheduled for exact times, we can’t emphasize this enough!
  • If the setting allows, we’ll be shooting tethered, so we’re able to see playback as we go. Come prepared to select your favorite photos onsite. This will speed up the process, cut down on emails, and ensure we have ‘the shot’ before leaving.
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IN THE EVENT OF...

WEATHER

  • We occasionally have to reschedule outdoor shoots due to rain. We’ll make the call (24-36) hours in advance & there won’t be a rescheduling fee.
  • Don’t sweat it if it’s not a perfect, sunny day. Overcast skies are ideal photography conditions.

LAST MINUTE CHANGES

  • A lot of work goes into scheduling and coordinating shoots, so please make your photoshoot a priority.
  • Please know we're here to help however we can. Let’s discuss this in advance so we can block out time on our calendar.

RESHOOTS + ADDITIONAL TIME/EDITS

  • Advertiser-elected reshoots will be billed an additional fee, at the discretion of your photographer.
  • Pending availability, you may be able to extend your shoot for an additional fee. Please see your TSG editor for details.
  • Outtake images available for purchase in select markets. Please see your editor if you are interested in purchasing photos from the photoshoot.
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PHOTOSHOP EXPECTATIONS

  • Your photographer will only “clean-up” the final image(s) that will be included in the guide.
  • Editing examples: removing light switches & cords, smoothing stray hairs, fixing clothing wrinkles, etc.
  • The remaining photos (b-roll) will be lightly edited and color corrected, perfect for social media and web use.
  • If your photo or spread needs extensive edits (face swapping, object removal, vanity edits, etc), additional costs will apply.
  • We always encourage you to keep photos natural, but understand that a few extra tweaks are occasionally needed.
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NEXT STEPS

SELECT YOUR FINAL IMAGES

  • We’ll be sharing your photo proofs after your shoot.
  • Consider this your heads up! We will need your final photo selections as soon as possible, typically within 24-48 hours.
  • We strongly encourage you to finalize your b-roll at the same time - it’s so much easier to do it in the moment – trust us!

DESIGNING YOUR SPREAD

  • The design process also requires quick feedback on your end. I’ll be sharing versions of your spreads and requesting edits & approvals within 24 hours each time - please make these emails a priority!
  • Spreads are typically approved within 3-4 rounds of edits and the most successful designs have detailed Creative Meeting Forms to help communicate the vision.
  • As a reminder, your spread includes complimentary design revisions. You will be charged after reaching the included amount. Should there be any mistakes made by the designer, you will not be charged.
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