When it comes to a wed­ding pho­to shoot, a stu­dio is a good alter­na­tive to shoot­ing out­doors. From the arti­cle you will find out what are the advan­tages of a stu­dio pho­to shoot over street shoot­ing. We will reveal the secrets of good light­ing, teach you how to decide between a pho­to back­ground and an inte­ri­or, and tell you how much a wed­ding pho­to ses­sion in a stu­dio costs. You will find out what is includ­ed in the cost of pho­to stu­dio ser­vices, and what is paid sep­a­rate­ly. With the help of our tips and the Cat­a­log, you will choose the right pho­to stu­dio and not miss impor­tant moments! All these ideas for a wed­ding pho­to shoot in the Chan­fash­ion stu­dio are col­lect­ed for you to relax and enjoy!

Why are studio photos better?

Dur­ing the loca­tion shoot­ing, the bride and groom are focused on the ongo­ing events, they do not work for the cam­era. There­fore, the pho­tog­ra­ph­er has to “catch shots” and select good angles, stay­ing on the side­lines. He takes inter­est­ing pic­tures from what the sit­u­a­tion gives.

In a pho­to stu­dio it’s dif­fer­ent. Here you can ful­ly immerse your­self in the work­flow. Noth­ing inter­feres or dis­tracts. Two lovers become the cen­ter of a small uni­verse.

Some of the ben­e­fits of stu­dio pho­tog­ra­phy include:

perfect light

Is it famil­iar when peo­ple in staged, processed pho­tos look rude and unat­trac­tive, even worse than in real life? Often this is due to poor light­ing. Prop­er­ly select­ed light is half the suc­cess.

In nature, to take a cool pic­ture, you have to wait until dawn or sun­set, when the sun­light gen­tly falls on the skin. In stu­dio pho­tog­ra­phy, the pho­tog­ra­ph­er sets the light. With the help of 3–4 light sources, the pho­tog­ra­ph­er places accents. This way he shows the mod­els from the best angles, soft­ens the shad­ows where they are not need­ed, and brings out the eye-catch­ing details.

Free schedule

A wed­ding pho­to ses­sion in the stu­dio can be sched­uled at any time and on any day: before or after the hol­i­day. For exam­ple, when you do a tri­al make-up and hair. No rush, no fuss, no tight sched­ule — just enjoy the process.

To shoot at a con­ve­nient time for you, you must write to the pho­tog­ra­ph­er in advance. Cool spe­cial­ists have a sched­ule pre­pared months in advance.

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The weather is not a hindrance

The result of shoot­ing does not depend on weath­er or tem­per­a­ture. This is espe­cial­ly true in the cold sea­son. Rain, snow, wind can rage out­side the win­dow, and the pic­tures will still come out cool.

Finished decorations and props

For shoot­ing on the street, the props will need to be ordered and bought by you. There are also nat­ur­al scenery, but beau­ti­ful shoot­ing loca­tions are often far from each oth­er. The move takes the pho­tog­ra­ph­er time, which is also paid. And in the stu­dio every­thing is includ­ed and every­thing is at hand.

Dressing room / changing room

In the stu­dio, fix­ing make­up or hair is not a prob­lem. You can change clothes, change sev­er­al images. There is a mir­ror and cos­met­ics. Every­thing is clean and com­fort­able.

Recreate any style

When choos­ing a stu­dio, you can choose an inte­ri­or in the style of a wed­ding. Light, dark, vin­tage or clas­sic — there are a lot of options.

No prying eyes

No side­long glances of passers-by or dis­tract­ing crowds. You can com­plete­ly relax and pose for your plea­sure. Com­plete psy­cho­log­i­cal com­fort!

Just don’t for­get: the qual­i­ty of stu­dio pho­tog­ra­phy depends on more than just pro­fes­sion­al equip­ment or the right light­ing. The most impor­tant com­po­nent is the skill of the pho­tog­ra­ph­er.

How much does it cost to rent a photo studio?

Stu­dio rental for a pho­to ses­sion is paid by the hour. The aver­age cost is 200–500 hryv­nias per hour, depend­ing on the city, equip­ment, inte­ri­or, loca­tion, floor space and ceil­ing height.

Shoot­ing in the evening is more expen­sive than in the morn­ing. If you want to shoot after work, for the pho­tog­ra­ph­er it means that he needs to stay at work.

The web­sites show prices for 2–3 peo­ple. More than 5 par­tic­i­pants — this is an addi­tion­al 25–30% of the cost. There­fore, keep in mind that a pho­to ses­sion with all fam­i­ly mem­bers will cost more.

In a metrop­o­lis, for exam­ple, in Kyiv, Dnipro or Kharkov, rent­ing a pho­to stu­dio will be more expen­sive than in Sumy or Vin­nit­sa. These are the rules of the mar­ket.

What is included in the photography studio? Where does the price come from?

Where does this price come from and what are you pay­ing for?

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First­ly, equip­ment. These are light sources, soft­box­es, umbrel­las, reflec­tors, stands, tripods, flash hold­ers and syn­chro­niz­ers. They need to be bought, peri­od­i­cal­ly repaired and changed. You pay both for the rent of the stu­dio hall and for the oper­a­tion of pow­er­ful shoot­ing tools.

Sec­ond­ly, back­ground: neu­tral or tex­tured, wood, vinyl, fab­ric, plain and print­ed. Good back­grounds cost thou­sands of hryv­nias, many pho­tog­ra­phers order from abroad and pay in dol­lars. In a young, small pho­to stu­dio from four back­grounds. The big one is much more.

Third­ly, req­ui­sites. These are fur­ni­ture, floor­ing that imi­tates the inte­ri­or, wood­en let­ters, soft toys, glass­es, suit­cas­es, col­or­ful rib­bons and more.

In pho­to stu­dios there is a dress­ing room where you can change clothes, preen or fix your make­up.

Pho­to stu­dios offer cloth­ing rental, hair and make­up, but all this is paid sep­a­rate­ly. The work of a make­up artist and hair­dress­er is what a make­up artist and hair­dress­er do for a liv­ing. There­fore, this is a sep­a­rate item in the check.

How to choose a studio for a wedding photo shoot?

Background or interior?

First decide what you want: focus on emo­tions and rela­tion­ships, neu­tral back­ground, close-ups, focus on you and your man? Or immer­sion in the image of Rus­tic, Provence artis­tic inte­ri­or, the gen­er­al mood of Retro, so that you can print vin­tage pho­tos on vin­tage invi­ta­tions? Cou­ples who choose emo­tions are pho­tographed against the back­drop for pho­to shoots. Cou­ples who choose an image are look­ing for a suit­able inte­ri­or.

Inte­ri­or pho­tog­ra­phy is more expen­sive than shoot­ing against the back­drop for pho­to shoots.

Daylight or artificial?

With nat­ur­al light, por­traits look more volu­mi­nous and live­li­er. Arti­fi­cial light­ing is used to mim­ic nat­ur­al light or to cre­ate artis­tic effects.

If you want a pho­to with win­dow light­ing, check with your pho­tog­ra­ph­er. In the win­ter sea­son, the day­light hours are very short, and in cloudy weath­er, you don’t have to wait for good light­ing at all. Ask the pho­tog­ra­ph­er what time to shoot in the stu­dio to catch the per­fect light. If its win­dows face east, the sun will be in them in the morn­ing, if it faces west, in the evening.

What are the little things not to be missed?

  • Re-read the rules of the pho­to stu­dio and clar­i­fy the prices.
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Is there a sur­charge for sud­den­ly appear­ing, urgent­ly need­ed addi­tion­al equip­ment? What about instal­la­tions or props? How much will the pho­to stu­dio need to reim­burse for the cost of the dam­aged back­ground or props?

  • Learn about addi­tion­al ameni­ties.

Is there a sofa where you can wait your turn? Is there a dress­ing room where you can put on make­up and get dressed? And a restroom where you can wash off your make-up after­wards? Do you have water, tea or cof­fee?

  • Is the stu­dio far?

Loca­tion is not the most dan­ger­ous obsta­cle on the way to the pho­tos of your dreams. But dri­ving out of town, mak­ing your way through unpaved lanes and look­ing for a secret hatch lead­ing to a pho­to stu­dio is a test that you do not have to take on your frag­ile shoul­ders.

In our Cat­a­log, pho­tog­ra­phers of your city or region offer to shoot with them. Go to the Pho­to Stu­dios sec­tion and choose a pro­fes­sion­al and an inte­ri­or that you want. Pho­tog­ra­phers list the price direct­ly on the site and you can con­tact them direct­ly to clar­i­fy all the details.

We advise incon­firm trans­ac­tions on our por­talto get reli­able pro­tec­tion from Chan­fash­ion and become a par­tic­i­pant of two month­ly draw­ings of nice prizes. More about this here.

Important Tips from Chanfashion

Coun­cil num­ber 1
The pho­tog­ra­ph­er will need from 15 min­utes to an hour to set up the tech­nique: set the light, syn­chro­nize the cam­eras with the light­ing equip­ment, cre­ate the cor­rect chiaroscuro.

You also pay for this time. You’re in a pho­to stu­dio, so it’s rental time. Expect to pay for 20–30 min­utes of set­tings. In gen­er­al, the shoot­ing will take 2.5–3 hours.

Coun­cil num­ber 2
The pho­tog­ra­pher’s port­fo­lio should include stu­dio work. It is eas­i­er to shoot out­doors: the light is soft and dif­fused. Shoot­ing in arti­fi­cial light is a skill in itself.

Works with hard shad­ows in the pho­tog­ra­pher’s stu­dio port­fo­lio are a sign of a bad mas­ter (as in the pho­to on the left). Per­haps the pho­tog­ra­ph­er shoots lit­tle in the stu­dio, or this is not his “horse” at all.

Mod­ern stu­dios are able to embody the most sophis­ti­cat­ed ideas: you will get as orig­i­nal pic­tures as you want!