Originally Posted by ichigo_m.
Do cosplay photographers prefer for the cosplayer to come to the shoot with ideas such as the theme to the shoot or do you prefer to come up with your own ideas? (:
I really do prefer that cosplayers come up with their own ideas, especially if it's an anime I don't know about. This usually doesn't happen though. It's mostly me implementing my ideas in my shoots. When it's an anime or game I don't know about, I just run off reference photos. I think my photos come out better when it's an anime I've seen though, because then I'll have a better idea of what type of photo I should capture.
I think the end result is best when both the cosplayer and photographers have an idea of what they want.