Photoshoots are an important part of style blogging. Getting the right shot is essential to a style blogger. This is a 2-part post on planning for a blogger photoshoot. If you haven't read Part I then be sure to go back and read it so you don't miss out on great tips! Here are 6 more things you must keep in mind as you plan for your style blogging photoshoots:
Learn how to change clothes in your car
Yep, learn how to change outfits in your car. It is very uncomfortable but if you are taking pictures outside you may not have a place to change anyway. Some bloggers may opt for changing in a public bathroom, like at a coffee shop. But if you're a germaphobe like me public bathrooms are always gross and you don't want to have to set your clothes, or anything, on a bathroom floor! I always sit in my back seat and change. If you have tinted windows that is perfect! if not, then hang up clothes next to the windows for privacy. Its not the most comfortable thing but it can be done. Being organized helps!
Be on time
This should go without saying, but it is important to respect the time of your photographer. You want to make the best of the time you have. Plus your blog is a business and it's the professional thing to do. I always recommend getting there about 10 minutes early so that you can find a good parking spot.
Wear a hairstyle that will be easy to change clothes in
This may apply more to us curly girls-- especially if you have tops that you have to pull over your head. The last thing you want is to mess up your hairstyle!
Use waterproof makeup when possible
You will likely not have a whole lot of time to touchup your makeup (unless you have a makeup artist with you). Wearing waterproof makeup helps to keep your makeup from smudging as you change clothes. I also usually opt for a lip stain so that my lipstick stays nice and bright for the duration of the shoot.
Bring a snack and water
I recommend bringing a small snack (that won't mess up your lipstick!) and bottled water. You will get hungry and thirsty. There is nothing worse than having a headache while you are trying to take photos. You will likely not have time to take a break so it's nice to have something that you can reach for when you're changing outfits. I usually cut up an apple in small chunks because it is easy to eat-- bring a straw for your water as well.
Assume that you will not have access to a mirror
If you are taking photos outside you probably won't have mirror to adjust your clothes. Use cars and store windows to look at your reflection. I happen to have a black car and they are the best for viewing your reflection. I just stand outside the side of my car and check my clothes. If you don't have a black car, find one! On my last shoot there was a black Escalade parked on the street where I was taking pictures and I used it to check my outfit. Figure out how to make it work. Store windows always come in handy as well! If you stumbled across this post first, be sure to go back and read Part I for more tips!
What questions do you have for me about preparing for a style photoshoot? Post them below and I'll be happy to answer them!
Keep Blogging Beautifully,