As an avid plant enthusiast/collector, there’s just something so lovely about shooting in a greenhouse that makes me so freaking excited.
Greenhouses make for a stunning backdrop and add a touch of nature to your photos that highlight your down to earth, authentic vibe. Plus, they’re just super fun, so before we get this party started, here are some tips to keep in mind to make the most of your experience:
- Call ahead and check the rules: Every nursery has different rules and regulations. Some might not allow tripods or flashes, while others might have strict hours for when you are able to shoot there. Make sure you check their website or call them to get permission to shoot there, and get the DL on what you can and can't do.
- Pick the right time: The best time to book a greenhouse photoshoot is when the sunlight is soft and gentle, AKA golden hour. This usually happens in the early morning or late afternoon. It also might be helpful to avoid peak hours when the greenhouse might be crowded with fellow plant people. ;)
- Dress appropriately: Greenhouses can get hot and humid, so dress in light, breathable clothing. Also, avoid wearing heels or shoes with pointed heels, as they might damage the delicate plants.
- Get inspired: Plan the kind of shots you want to take beforehand. My favorite part of the planning process is getting a mood board together to get myself and my client hyped for our session. All of my clients get access to a personalized collaborative mood board to ensure that I am constantly challenging myself creatively and so that my cleints leave the session knowing that their vision was captured beyond their expectations.
- Chat it up! - Photographers, make sure you are communicating extensively with your clients to ensure their expectations are heard, met, and exceeded. Clients, make sure you communicate your expectations and ideas with your photographer. They can give you suggestions on lighting, poses, and angles that will work best in a greenhouse.
- Leave No Trace: Remember, the greenhouse is not just a backdrop for your photoshoot. It's a place where plants are grown and nurtured. Respect the plants and the space around you, and don't touch or damage anything.
So there you have it, folks! These are some tips to keep in mind when booking a photoshoot in a greenhouse. Most importantly, remember to remain true to your authentic nature and just have fun with it. I’m here to capture you as you are now, and I’m so excited to have you along on this journey with me.