In the spirit of not taking myself too seriously, I wanted to share with you this brand new outfit and for the first time ever: blogging bloopers! I’m poking a little fun at myself and showing you some of the photos that never make it to the blog! Don’t miss this post!
As many of you know, when it comes to blogging I do it all myself. My self-styled photo shoots are literally: me, pulling over, hopping out of the car (usually my kids are in the back seat), I set up my tripod and camera and use my remote to snap as many poses I can in the span of about 10 minutes. It’s fast but for this working mom, it’s all the time I’ve got. Thankfully over the past few years, I’ve gotten pretty efficient! Curious to learn exactly how I do it? See a previous post: How to Take Your Own Blog Photos.
During the winter it’s increasingly difficult, with minimal daylight hours and freezing cold temperatures. My fingers are usually on the verge or frostbite and I have to keep hopping back into my car to blast the hot air. It’s insanity some days. It’s a labour of love and the ridiculous life of a Canadian fashion blogger.
So then I come home and sort through all of the photos, I typically choose 6 shots for a blog post so it’s easy to quickly narrow them down. What you don’t see? All of the hilarious faces, photos where I am barely in the shot, blurry blobs, windswept hair, wardrobe malfunctions and most of all: my remote!
My tiny remote is the very instrument that let’s me take all of these fabulous shots by myself but also the items that ruins half of my photos because I can’t pull my hand away fast enough! It’s ridiculous, I know.
I poked fun at myself in an Instagram Story last week after I shot these. Then I figured, what the heck? Let’s make it a blog post! I know I am always looking perfectly poised in my photos but trust me, it takes a lot of photos to find just a handful of useable ones. That’s the secret! Quantity to find quality. Without further ado, here are a few of my favourites from the lastest shoot:
Live, love and laugh (at yourself),