Creative Styling & On-Set Art Direction
Professional Styling Services and Art Direction In addition to shooting commercial photography for 20 years; I also style most of my own shoots (and can assist and style for other photographers, too!) This is sometimes the best part about being on set.
What is Professional Styling? Most people don’t realize the amount of work and investment that goes into a successful photo shoot, especially for homes and magazines. I always say it can be a lot of smoke and mirrors to make a great home or commercial shoot look amazing. It is the difference between a good shot and a fantastic photo.
Professional styling includes anything from accessory shopping, bringing in props, florals and food. I've done everything from cook an entire meal to bring in furniture, give advice on clothing and makeup, provide art direction, make floral arrangements, and clients can also borrow from my prop closet of plates, vases, bowls, blankets, decor, coffee table books and large assortment of wooden spoons, utensils and cutting boards.
Client will also be billed as reimbursement for any props and all perishable items including all food and flowers. I usually spend 1-3 hours shopping prior and this is billed at an hourly rate. Typically I spend between $150 - $350 on items for homes.
I absolutely love to style for food and interiors, however please note this a separate fee from my photography services and would need to be discussed in detail before the shoot to give ample time to shop and bring proper items, hire floral designer and even hair and make up if needed, to prepare for your particular project. We work alongside my clients--whether they are designers, chefs, or art directors--to achieve a polished, lived-in look for natural, lifestyle photography, homes and products.
Please inquire BEFORE your shoot for on-set styling fees and services. It’s typically an hourly rate or daily rate, plus cost of items bought and would need ample time to shop. Contact me for rates & information.