Why are taking pictures so hard?
When fashion bloggers first started I remembered reading so many of the females that I loved and adored used their boyfriends or significant others to take pictures of their outfits. As a blogger you always want your pictures to be high quality and visually appealing but unless you have someone who is willingly able to do that it's difficult!
For that reason I am blessed enough to A. have a friend who is able to take my pictures and B. BLESSED to have a photographer on payroll
Additionally, you want to be able to have a good amount of outfits and posts for the month so usually in one shot I am taking at least 4 outfits. I used to only shoot 2 outfits & I have upped it to 4 outfits because it simply wasnt enough content for a month between instagram & the blog.
Another large challenge is to actually change in the different outfits. I learned quickly that unless you have a method to how you pack your clothes, accessories, make up etc it's really difficult and confusing! Usually we go into a restaurant and use their bathrooms but don't be fooled I get a lot of whispers like "did she just change' laughs and all that. You really have to have thick skin!
What do I hope to achieve?
I hope to empower/inspire people who believe they are "non-creative" to start creating again. Creativity is our most basic instinct and now it has been boxed into just certain arenas. I show my creativity through my outfits... but ultimately even with the fashion line I am not a designer by study. I do not draw, I had no idea of what the process was before I got a business manager.
Additionally, the clothing industry and the sizes makes me a little angry because before clothing sites like fashion nova it was extremely difficult to find clothes that fit for curvy girls, especially at an affordable price. I want to share with the world where I find my clothes and that all body types can have their own style.. and through my fashion line I want to be able to disrupt fashion norms as they stand today.
Check out some of my albums of outfits that I actually shot together..