Product Photography Process

Getting ready to outsource your product photography, but wondering what my process looks like? You can plan on the process being about 4-6 weeks, from inquiry to receiving your final gallery. I put a lot of emphasis into making sure that we plan your session thoroughly, so that when I go to shoot, I’m getting all the images that you’re needing.


As soon as your session is officially booked, I will send you a detailed questionnaire. The answers that you provide in this questionnaire will help us plan your product shoot thoroughly. 

Planning Meeting & Shoot plan

We will meet for a planning meeting about a week later, and I will be using what we talk about during this meeting and the answers from your questionnaire to start building a shoot plan. This shoot plan will contain a shot list, mood board, props, locations, and over all timeline of your product shoot. 

Gathering your products & Sourcing props

While you’re preparing &  packing your products to be shipped to the studio (please make sure to send your products to the studio about 7-10 days prior to your shoot week), I will be sourcing props & backgrounds to be used for your shoot. You may also send props that you would like to be used for your shoot as well. 

Product Photography Week

I reserve a full week to unpack,  organize your products & their corresponding props, and do the fun work of shooting. This is the fun part for me! (*Shoot time may vary depending on the size of your project) 

Gallery Delivery

By the end of the following week, you will receive a proofing/download gallery. You will  receive a complimentary meeting to review your images and go over the best ways to use your new gallery.


Once your project is complete, I’ll make arrangements for your products to be returned. If you would like me to hold on to your products for future shoots, I’m more than happy to do this as well. I love working with returning clients!!

If you’re looking for more detailed information, please feel free to take a look at my Product Photography Welcome Guide, where you’ll find more information on getting your products ready, timeline, and deliverables.

meet Gari-Ann

Gari-Ann Kia is an accomplished Branding and Product Photographer with a passion for helping creatives and professionals elevate their brand by showcasing their product, promoting their services, or simply enhancing their brand image. Gari-Ann's expertise in branding and product photography will help you stand out from the crowd. With years of experience in the field, Gari-Ann has honed her skills and developed a unique approach to visual storytelling that resonates with her clients and their target audience to help them stand out from the crowd.

Gari-Ann currently lives in the Washington DC area with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling with her family, some of their favorite destinations have been Santorini, Wanaka, Paris, & Aix en Provence. In her free time, Gari-Ann enjoys giving back to her community by supporting fellow military spouses & their families and mentoring other small business owners.