25Sep

How to Use Pinterest for Photo Session Inspiration

How to Use Pinterest for Photo Session Inspiration

I love Pinterest.  I joined when the only way you could join was to be invited by someone cool.  Who doesn’t love a one-stop-shop for fashion tips, recipes, DIYs and the top 100 baby names for 2018?  Pinterest has grown and pretty much everyone uses the site as inspiration for their every day life.  It’s now common for clients to send me their boards before photo sessions.  I love that we can communicate as photographer and client in this very visual way.

I also think Pinterest has clouded our realistic minds.  We believe we can create the gallery from our photo session in the form of a Pinterest board.  And here’s the bottom line I tell me clients about using Pinterest to plan your photo session.  Use it as INSPIRATION.  These photos are not something we can copy.  A photographer had a ‘magic moment‘ with their client and shared it online.  It was so magical that you want that.  But, here’s the thing…you are not them and I am not that photographer.

Let’s create our own magic moments.  We can relax into the moment and before you know it all the stars have aligned.

Using Pinterest for inspiration is so helpful for your photographer.

Here are some ways you can do that:

  1.  Use Pinterest to plan your outfits.  Seeing outfits (the colors, patterns and textures) laid out together can be very helpful with how something can come across visually.
  2. Use Pinterest to communicate the style you like.  If you show me a board of photos that are close, intimate and cozy.  I get that vibe.  If you show me a board of people with perfect hair and posed in a very traditional way, I get that too.
  3. Use Pinterest to choose your location.  I think this also goes hand in hand with communicating style.  If you are worried about perfect hair, you should not be choosing the beach.  If you want very REAL photos, I’ll help you narrow down the place you feel at home so we can get those real emotions.

How to Use Pinterest for Photo Session Inspiration