reality of blogging

There’s one thing about writing a fashion blog I have found to be most difficult. That is the pictures part.

If you’re going to have a site like this, there’s one big requirement – you take pictures of what you wear. And that, my friends, is easier said than done.

I look at many blogs and Instagram accounts, and I’m always left wondering “Who takes these photos!?” I always knew if I were to write a blog, it was something I’d have to figure out for myself and it’s still the most difficult, awkward and even scary part.

┬áHere’s the story behind the following pictures for example.

My last 3 posts have essentially been the exact same outfit. Black jeans, white t-shirt and a variation on the jacket and or accessories. The good news here being, you don’t need many clothes to create different looks; invest in basics and you’ll get a lot of wear out of them.

But when I do these shoots, I’m outside with nowhere to change. I have a limited amount of time and you can only carry so much clothing at once. I met a friend in Richmond to take these photos. I had 2 big bags with me. One, a canvas bag from the Salvation Army and on the sides it reads “I love the Salvos!”. I probably looked more like a homeless bag lady than a “fashion blogger” while we searched for places to shoot. This day was also particularly cold, so changing full outfits outside wasn’t ideal. I learned after the first time we did this, it requires far more planning than I ever expected.

Some outfits are great in theory and awful on camera, whereas others are awful in person and shoot amazingly well. These shoots have been a lot of trial and error, awkward poses, lots of laughs, questions and constant changes, but I love these days and always leave having learned something more.

 

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