Our books were full but we were taking any and all clients that came our way. (You know as well as we do what a disaster that can be!)
We were burned out, unhappy, and super stressed. We thought about quitting a few times because it was driving us CRAZY.
Then it hit us. Why stay frustrated when we could completely change our business? Why couldn’t all our clients be our favorite?
These sessions will often include all the components of a typical wedding day: make-up and hair styling, boudoir, first look, ceremony, reception—and, most importantly, the wedding details (venue, flowers, and table settings) and even a theme.
You work with models who are hired to pose for your photos instead of a real couple getting married.
Whether you are just starting out or have been doing this for years and want to reinvent yourself, or even if you are satisfied with your business and feel like trying something new, the content you create can then be shared and published to give your work more visibility and exposure.
with the exact steps from start to finish to plan and execute your own styled photoshoot so you can create curated content that resonates with your ideal client.
to follow with collaboration emails, vendor lists, model release, Pinterest board, mood board, storyboard, shot list, timeline, cost sharing spreadsheet, and full gallery.
including where to get inspiration from, how far in advance to start planning, how to stand out in saturated market, how often I get turned down from vendors, and more.
How to create a concept and set the style so that all the vendors are on point and following the same vision
How to push yourself and go beyond your comfort zone so that you can grow and not get lost in the crowd of “standard” or “good enough”
How to build your dream team, even if you think they are out of your league
Where and how to find the perfect model couple that will make your clients see themselves and want to work with you
How to get a designer dressmaker to loan you their $8000 wedding dress without begging
How to land your epic venue that is going to be reposted on Instagram
How to build a budget and share costs including what common expenses typically cost
How to build your shot list and timeline so that you guarantee success on the photoshoot day without wasting the best natural light
How to increase your chances of getting published and how to stand out among the other 400 submissions that blogs receive every week
How to maximize the visibility of your photoshoot so that it gets reposted and shared
“As a former venue manager I was able to see several styled shoots come to life before my eyes, but never had a hand in making it all take shape from a creative standpoint. This is my first shoot I am planning from start to finish! I’m excited, and nervous, but having your guide is helping calm some of my nerves. I opened it and found so many answers to questions I had … but more importantly answers to questions I had not yet thought of! This is so helpful, as I can now dedicate loads of time to making sure each base is covered in the months leading up to the shoot.”
“I love how you provide questions to make people really think about their business and why they are even doing a styled shoot. The guide has way more information than I could have imagined but it’s perfect. You rocked this so much!”
“Thanks for such a thoughtful and straightforward no B.S. guide. It was totally worth the investment!”
Dearest Lilly, today was the day that I got my belated birthday present – your Styled Shoot Guide 🙌🏻 FINALLY!!! YAY!!! 🥰 and gosh, I can’t get over all the information in there…I haven’t had the time to read it properly yet, BUT girl, thank you SO MUCH for sharing this all! I literally can’t wait to soak it all in like a sponge and start into a great new year full of inspiration and successful business 💪🏻 cheers to you
Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I bought your styled shoot guide and just got a wedding dress vendor that I NEVER thought I’d get to say yes! Thanks for such a thoughtful and straight forward/no b.s. guide. It was totally worth the investment!
Thanks so much for this amazing styled shoot guide. Thanks for sharing your ideas, you experience and your love to your work with the whole world.