The Romanticist Editorial Method Part 2 - Moodboard and Design File


If there is one thing I did right this first year in business is creating a PROCESS to design my photoshoots. True, I was offering photoshoot design and styling for my clients so it comes with the job to have a process and ways to communicate the vision.

As the biz grows I have less time to take on photoshoots and collaborations (insert super sad face here) and I already miss this part of the job so much.

I wish I could say 'yes' to every this is my way to participate (at least a little) on every beautiful project that comes my way! All my little tricks, the best places to get props and a few styling tips to help you (and your team) create a photoshoot that you are super happy with.

It turned out it was a LOT of info so I am breaking into 5 free resources:

1. The checklist - all the steps + tips

2. Design templates - my photoshoot design template, moodboard, everything ready for you to just plug your ideas

3. A comprehensive list of publications to help you get inspired or decide where to submit your work

4. All my resources - and I am not just talking about my shop ... I am listing books, dishes, tabletop items, ribbons, ring boxes, beauty, backdrops, etc

5. A few styling tips and you will be ready to put all this planning into action. 

Ok so this is going to sound a little odd...when I start a new project I don't start with moodboards, I actually print this checklist (get it HERE) and kick off my project with a simple timeline on my calendar (just put down some milestones, shoot days, etc to see how much time you actually have to work with).

*if you dont know anything about me - I am sort of a 'left-brain' creative and almost everything is calculated and planned to the seconds* Don't worry - all the other steps are a lot more fun and less details

In the next 5 months I will be sharing 5 different resources I use to create all my shoots AND I am also recording a Q&A session to help you move forward with the planning.

Without further ado here is the SECOND resource - A moodboard and shoot design file I use to keep my inspiration and the details in order...


How I gather more details that don't always make it to the moodboard

How I gather more details that don't always make it to the moodboard

Moodboard detail

Moodboard detail

The logistics

The logistics


If you missed it, the checklist is already available:

Photoshoot Checklist here

and this is what is coming next:

All the props I use for lifestyle, wedding and branding photoshoots - The Romanticist Studios
A full list of publications for you to draw inspiration and submit your work - The Romanticist Studios
Great styling tips for your photoshoot - The Romanticist Studios

I am so beyond excited to share all those steps with you!

What did you think of the design files?

I know it is a lot! Make sure you print and save it to revisit when you are ready to get started.

If you already have a shoot in mind I would LOVE to hear what you are planning to do with it in the comments below.