After my boudoir shoot in my studio I decided to shoot a few photos of myself to use for this months social media posts. I set up my tripod, gathered some props and commenced shooting. This was not an easy task. I took 155 photos and about 25 were okay. The first ten were completely out of focus. My next problem was what to do. Turns out it is much harder to pose yourself than it is to pose my clients. I finally relaxed, looked into the camera, acted a bit silly and captured some cool shots.
“No matter what you do, your job is to tell your story.” –
Now the next question was how to use them in my social media? I opened up Adobe Spark Post on my iPad and simply began playing around with the images and text to see what I could design. If you haven’t discovered Adobe Spark you should definitely check it out. It makes designing social media graphics super easy and fun! It is available on IOS, Android and desktop. I made graphics to promote this blog and my Personal Branding Sessions in about 15 minutes. The best part is that you can make a square graphic for Instagram and simply resize it for Pinterest, Facebook or a blog post with one click.
I learned a lot from this session and am already planning outfits and locations for my next shoot. My goal is to do a shoot every month in a different setting, with a different story and level up my branding. I would love to speak with about how to take your business to the next level.
It was a bit brisk the day of this session so we decided to head to our wonderful Lawrence Public Library. After greeting me at the door with his mamas in tow, he quickly decided to give me a tour of his favorite places, starting with Thomas the Train. These photos are a perfect example of a Lifestyle Family Session. I love these types of sessions because with a little observation you can capture some nice images. It’s also great for kiddos because they simply play and don’t have the restrictions of a studio session. The smiles are genuine and the images speak for themselves. This session was shot with my Nikon D800 with my 35mm lens. This is my favorite combo for lifestyle sessions because I can shoot wide shots as well as close up shots. It allows me to interact with the kids and have fun along with them to achieve genuine reactions.
This year I am am expanding my Lifestyle Sessions to clients homes. How neat would it be to have intimate photos of your family enjoying themselves hanging in your home? Look for more of these sessions in the next month. Head over to the family section to learn more about these sessions in my welcome guide.
After my boudoir session today I stopped by to check out the Museum of Good Vibes. This place is AWESOME! There’s confetti, a swing, a ball pit and so much more. I had such an amazing time snapping selfies and making silly videos with Instagram filters. It’s simply so fun! When you leave you feel so light and relaxed. It’s that feeling you get after spinning in circles and falling down. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a carefree moment. You won’t regret it. You can see more silliness on my Instagram Story!
Museum of Good Vibes is a unique pop-up experience designed to be both immersive and shareable.
Our mission is to inspire creativity and spread good vibes far beyond the walls of our exhibits.