Monday, August 3, 2015

Photographer Kiki Price Offers Blogger Photo Shoot Services

I first found out about Kiki Price, owner of Kandid Kouture Photography in my blogger group when someone asked a question about photography and she shared some insights. I discovered that she is preparing a photography package just for bloggers. I also had a few questions myself. So I took the opportunity to invite her to share her ideas, insights and tell us more about the services that she offers bloggers.


Kiki Price 


Here is our e-mail interview, enjoy!


1. Talk a little bit about how you got started in photography and your blog and photography services for bloggers?


I have always had a love for photography. Since the year of 2003, I was rarely ever seen on an outing without my camera. However at that time, I had no idea that I was so in love with photography that it'd serve as my full time source of employment. One day after posting yet another collage of pictures on my facebook page, a friend of mine who's been a professional photographer since the late 90's asked me why I did not photograph as a business. He saw potential. It's a beautiful thing when you finally see the promise that others saw in you before you.


Long story short, he encouraged me to take the plunge and gave me advice on the very first camera I should start with. I went out, purchased (a T3i), I learned the ins and outs of the camera, I started booking, and the rest is history. I've recently decided to offer services to bloggers because, let's be honest, not everyone's a jack of all trades. Just as a fashion stylist knows an abundance of knowledge about how to get the best out of fashion, a photographer knows best about angles, lighting, and scenery to bring the photo to life. When you put a master photographer and a master stylist into a room together with one Subject, one should be prepared for an astounding editorial like image to be produced effortlessly.


2. For fashion stylists and fashion bloggers who want to break into photographing their styling clients or other bloggers what tips would you give for getting started?


For fashion stylists/bloggers that want to break into photographing their styling clients my tip would be to first find out if you actually enjoy photography or if you simply want to get a good clear picture of your client in that snazzy outfit you styled them in. Because you love to style does not mean you would love putting in extra time to get the perfect shot to showcase your styling work. My advice would simply be to put together a team. Comprise the team of a photographer, a hairstylist, and an MUA. If you don't have enough funds to cover paying everyone consider bartering or collaborating on a project together.


3. What type of concerns should be outlined in a contract and discussed before beginning to photograph clients?


Before photographing clients, one of the main concerns that should be outlined in the contract is how you will share the photograph over social media platforms. Clients must have the option to opt out of having their images displayed publicly if they so choose. This is huge and it is something that is many times overlooked.


4. What are 4 essential fashion photography resources that you feel every fashion stylist and fashion blogger should know about?


Everyone fashion stylist/blogger should have a subscription to their favorite fashion magazine(s). Me, I love Vogue and I absolutely adore Essence Magazine. When you are reading and checking out the latest trends/fashions in these mags, you are subconsciously studying other things that are just as important in a good fashion photo. These things are poses, colors, and settings.


5. Who are some of the photographers that influenced your work and why?


One of my favorite photographers Sue Bryce. She is widely known in the photographic world and she shares a vast amount of knowledge on how she achieves many of the looks in her work. While I have never met her in person, she seems to be an amazing photographer and person via social media. Sue's work is very exquisite and reminds me of refined glamour. Those two things alone in my world of photography will always tickle my fancy.


6. Where can my readers see more of your work and check out your social media?


My work can be viewed via my website at www.kandidkouturephotography.com, my blog www.kandidkouturephotographyblog.com, twitter @mskikiprice
Email kandidkouturephotography@gmail.com You can also find me on PERISCOPE @MsKikiPrice. Every Tuesday I share quick tips about different areas of photography.


An example of Kiki's work:

"Still one of my favorite fashion photos was this gorgeous grunge look shot in San Diego, California. A photographer must understand lines, curves and scenery. This young lady shot in a grunge look but this particular photo was meant to show her softer side. Shot almost 2 years ago, I still to this day absolutely love it!"



2 comments:

  1. Wow that photo is amazing! I am in the midst of finish of a photographer for my posts! I am going to keep all of these tips in mind :)

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  2. Hi Samantha, I'm so glad that you found the post helpful. And thanks for stopping by and commenting! I appreciate it๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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