Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Inspiration Boards

Whew! We just wrapped up another photoshoot yesterday and it was a huge success! But what kills me is the fact that I can't share a single picture with you until it gets published. What I can tell you, however, is that our inspiration came from Chanel. And, as with any creative project, it takes a great team to make it all happen.

The tricky part is getting everyone on the same page for the design concept. So how do you do that? Two words:
Inspiration Board
Not sure what I'm talking about? Well, you've seen collages of images like this, right?
(Image from www.triedandtrueweddings.com)

This is the perfect way to pull a story of colors and ambiance for your look. Pictures translate immensely more effectively than words do for designing. If the fancy computer programs scare you, just find some shots in magazines, cut them out and put them together like this one:
(Image from www.vintagemint.com)

Its pretty amazing to look back at your finished product and think that all of that inspiration came from just a few pictures!

Happy creative designing!

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