Do I Really Need To Style For My Interior Photoshoot you might ask? After all you just designed a beautiful space, why is then styling it important for a photoshoot? It’s true, as a designer you’ve have just created a eye-catching space. But what the human eye sees and what the camera sees can be two completely different things. As an architect or designer you’ve created a space for meant for living, activity - a space for life to happen within. With a photoshoot we want to tell the story of that lifestyle; that lifestyle is a tool for which to showcase the context and reasoning behind your design decisions - those architectural details, those distinct furniture pieces, and more.
When it comes to photography, having a photoshoot styled can be the difference between a space being activated and feeling alive, or it feeling flat or stark. Why wouldn’t you want to convey lifestyle and emotion in the photography of your design project? Emotion is what drives purchasing decisions, whether that be a for pair of shoes or the design of a home.
Styling needs are different from space to space and client to client which is why we offer two levels of styling services for clients (learn more about them here). And sometimes the tiniest tweak or movement of an item can make all the difference in the world because everything is dependent on what the camera sees.
That said styling can range. There are minimal tricks that add an instant dose of life to a vignette, and there are full story concepts to employ that can tell a cohesive visual story throughout the entire space. The level of styling that’s right for you depends on a number of factors: intended purpose / or end use of the photos, portfolio strength, budget, intended use of the space, your target clientele, etc. Schedule a free consultation here to discuss the right styling approach for your particular project.
Tips For Photo Styling
-Star with a thorough decluttering of the space
-You can never have too many flowers
-Consider shapes, colors, textures, and scale.