Wow, I’m SO sorry that it’s been a minute since I’ve shared a new blog post. I’ve got a laundry list of reasons why I’ve gone a little dark on here, and I hope to be able to share some of them with you soon! More importantly though, how are you guys doing?
Have you started decorating for the holidays yet? I admittedly have been! In case you missed it, check out my Gift Guide for Her HERE!
Today, I wanted to share about these gorgeous stripe sweaters that my mom and I shot recently for Saint James. I’ve admired this brand for a while now, so being able to work with them was a dream come true! I love their high quality pieces, classic styles, and how their products are made in France! & Keep scrolling for 3 EASY Photoshoot Tips!
As you can tell from our photos, my mom and I have so much fun shooting together. I love how my mom challenges me to think outside the box, and honestly, I’m a huge believer that everything is better together!
After originally shooting these sweaters on the beach, my mom and I looked through the photos, and while we loved them, my mom thought we could do even better. (And of course she was right…she always is!).
For our second photoshoot, we planned on shooting these photos around a fire pit while making s’mores, BUT it ended up starting to rain right as we got started. Darn. We easily pivoted though to photos on the porch with cups of hot coco! (Spoiler alert…our mugs are empty!)
one // Use props! Props are a great way to avoid looking awkward in your photos. Props give you a purpose, they give the person looking at the photo context, and ultimately help craft & tell a story. As you can see, in both of our photoshoots (on the beach & front porch) we used coffee cups/mugs.
two // Do your research! Make sure you spend some time on the brand’s website and their IG page when planning your shoot. Doing so will help you avoid creating a shot the brand recently posted to their social media, or already has published on their website. Additionally, a deep dive will help you learn a lot about the brand’s preferences. For instance, do they accessories and shoot more editorial, or are they more interested in “candid” shots?
three // Source inspiration. This is especially important if your’e shooting with multiple people. By creating a Pinterest board, printing out images, or saving them to your camera roll on your phone, you’ll be able to share with the group what kinds of shots you’re aiming for. I’m not saying copy these photos exactly, but they’ll be able to give the other participants an idea of what feel/vibe you’re going for and what kinds of poses they should do.
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