If you haven’t already, you should go read our post about the best 4 cafés in Montreal for shooting your content.
You need to make sure you have all the tools you need for your coffee shop photo shoot. We’re here to help!
Here are 6 tips for getting the best coffee shop content:
1.Get there early!
Depending on how you want your photos to look, you’re likely going to want to get to the café early – before the 11:30 am rush. You don’t want a crowd of people in your shot.
2.Props are everything.
A flat lay with a latte has been done before. We’ve seen hundreds of photos like that on Pinterest and IG. Spice yours up by incorporating cute props. A menu, a napkin, cutlery, a book, jewelry, a polaroid photo – it can be anything. Any pretty looking food the cafe has will really add something to this photo, too!
3.Consider your order.
An iced coffee won’t look cute for long, it’s going to melt! Whereas a black coffee or little cup of espresso will stay prettier for longer.
4.Try shooting in portrait mode.
Portrait mode came along and CHANGED THE GAME. The end.
5.Find natural lighting.
The cafés on our list have beautiful natural light, and that’s no coincidence! Wherever you’re planning to shoot – make sure there’s great natural lighting. Which brings us to a key next point ~
6.Don’t be shy.
If someone is sitting close to the window and it’s a beautifully lit spot, don’t be shy to politely ask them if you could borrow their table for 5 minutes to take a photo. The worst-case scenario is they just say no, and you tried! In my experience, 9 out of 10 times people are excited by what you’re doing, and happy to help out.
Now you have everything you need to plan your shoot!