WHAT IS A MOODBOARD?
A moodboard is simply an idea or inspiration board on which couples display their favorite images. Couples add images and videos to their moodboard to visually communicate aspects of their style preferences.
For example, you might love the angle or composition, a specific pose, the type lighting, the style of post-production or any other component of the photograph or video highlight. Your board allows our entire team, from the photographers and cinematographers all the way to the post producers, album designers, and video editors to get on the same page and clearly understand your preferences.
HOW TO CREATE A MOODBOARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
- Create a Pinterest account (or sign into your existing account)
- Create a Board called “Engagement Moodboard” or “Wedding Moodboard” (Be sure to leave it as public)
- Visit our blog and “Pin” images that you like. You can do this by hovering the mouse over an image and clicking the red “Save” button in the upper left corner of each image. Make sure you add a brief description of why you like the image. The majority of your images should come from Rabbat Photography’s work.
- Add in a few more images that you like from around the web (along with descriptive captions).
- Once complete, send the Moodboard URL to us.
- We will review the moodboard together during our consultation for the session or event.
MOODBOARD VS SHOT LIST
A moodboard is NOT a “shot list.” A “shot list” is a detailed list of must-have shots for the photographer to follow and check off throughout the wedding day. This type of checklist is discouraged, as it inhibits a photographer’s creativity and focuses his or her attention on duplicating and recreating, rather than innovating and originating.
CHARACTERISTICS OF AN IDEAL MOODBOARD
Here are a few characteristics of an ideal Moodboard:
- It does not have too many images (20-30 is just fine)
- It is NOT a shot list
- It has detailed descriptions