Find a Fellow Blogger In Your Area. My blogger boo, Ayesha, and I have been friends for about 2 or 3 years now. We met through blogging, of course. And as it turned out, we both lived in the same area of the city. As soon as I got into photography, Ayesha started booking me to shoot some looks for her blog. It was always a great time when we got together y’all. We would talk about all things blogging and everything in between. She even volunteered to help me shoot content for my own blog. And that’s how it started. We began scheduling 1-1.5 hour sessions every week to shoot about 3-5 outfits a piece. We’ve been doing this for almost a year now. It’s worked out perfectly for us because we get along great and we both want to see each other win in the blogging world!
So, how are we able to shoot so much content in so little time? The answer is in the effort that you put forth before the shoot takes place. Let’s get to the details!
What type of content do you want to post this week? Decide what your topics will be for the upcoming week. Spend some time writing out those ideas, then figure out how you want to project those ideas visually. As a style blogger, of course my number one subject is “Personal Style”. So, whatever I want to discuss during the week, I want to make sure I display that visually through my style; this is how I decide on my outfit selections.
The next big step is choosing your outfits. I usually choose about 3 to 5 outfits. To start, I go to some of my favorite places for outfit inspiration: Pinterest, Saved folders on Instagram, and photos saved in my phone. These places give me so many ideas and get my juices flowing!!! I then do a bunch of mixing and matching with my own pieces to decide what I love. After picking out a few outfits, I decide on accessories, shoes, and anything else that I want to add to get my point across with my looks. When I feel that my outfit is perfect, I snap a picture of it in the mirror.
Pack it all up for the shoot. This is another big step. One thing you don’t want to do is get to a shoot, and find out you’ve left an integral part of your outfit at home! It’s the worst feeling ever! Use the mirror shots that you took previously to make sure you have every piece for every look you want to shoot. Hang every outfit up nicely on a hanger with every accessory and bag attached to the looks.
Decide on the order that you want to shoot your looks. I always start with the outfit that is the hardest to put on (because I will be changing in my car with limited space). For example, I have a pair of skinny leather pants and a sleek dress. The leather pants are definitely harder to put on in the car. So, I will wear the leather pants to the shoot so that they can be shot first. Dresses are usually easier to put on, so I never shoot those first. Also, consider whether or not your pieces wrinkle easily. You wouldn’t want to wear them to the shoot because they would probably wrinkle on the way there. Lastly, outfits that incorporate the same piece (such as a turtleneck) should be shot one after the other; this cuts down on the time it takes to change and makes it easier to slip into the next look.
Make sure your makeup complements the outfits. When it comes to makeup for your shoots, try to make sure that your eye makeup and lipstick go well with all of your looks. I would also say keep your makeup pretty neutral and bring a change of lippies so that each outfit can have its own makeup look. I usually just stick to one color though.
Keep track of the time while shooting. Get to your shoot on time and before you get started, set the timer while each of you are shooting. This ensures that you finish in a timely manner and don’t get too carried away with the snaps (like I do).
That’s all folks!!!! Do you have any tips to share? If so, drop them below! I hope you found this post helpful! Speak to you soon!
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