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Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot

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Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot: As a lifestyle blogger, a photo shoot at least once a year, can be a super handy tool in your toolbox…

Some may ask, “Why in the heck do you have a photoshoot of yourself?” No really, I totally get it, and I understand why you’d ask that question. Spending a day in front of the camera, (when you are FAR from being a model), can be quite awkward. So why do it?

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog… besides the fact that a camera can catch you at your worst, especially while trying to eat an ice cream cone & laughing at the same time.

Because as a blogger, images can be a crucial aspect of engagement. Social media, blog posts, marketing material… the list goes on. People love to see pictures, and now days, I believe people would rather “read” stories with images, than with a lot of text.

So having a “bank” of images to use throughout the year can be incredibly handy. So for me, when planning a photoshoot day, I always want to capture images of the types of things I’ll do on a daily basis, places I’ll visit, or even locations where I just like to have a lot of fun. (i.e. ice cream & candy shop!), so I can use them for future posts, and social media shares.

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot

First of all, a HUGE “thank you,” goes out to Megan with Roussin Photography. She followed me around all day, snagging these images, and coming up with brilliant ideas and angles to caputure exactly what I was looking for. This girl can make you laugh at the drop of a hat, all while making you look like you’re a natural. Love.Her.

A day of being in front of the camera SURE starts off a lot better when I make a visit to my favorite hair and makeup stylist, Jennifer at Flawless Makeup.

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

“Flip your hair Jessica…” (You have no idea how scared I was, that I was going to throw myself off of the stool. I held on for dear life.)

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

Let the shoot begin…

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

We started with a trip to one of my FAVORITE farmers markets, the Kirkwood Farmers’ Market. As you know, I share a lot of recipes here on the blog, and there’s hardly anything I love more, than to visit a produce stand or farmers market, and take in all of the smells and colors.

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

…where are we?

Ok, so this is where I admit something to you all. You know that I always keep it real around here, right? Well, while looking for a parking spot for the next photo shoot destination… we just happened across the cutest little townhouses and community.
Well I “brake” for cuteness, and we jumped out of the car and snagged a few shots. Now… we did manage to find a vacant one, so that helped keep it a little less awkward, while I posed on a random porch.

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

I also “brake” for sweets…

a quick little stop in at the Sugar Shack and The Custard Station, and my sweet tooth was conquered. Sweets play a super important role in my life. Kind of like coffee… sweets + coffee = LOVE.

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

Gettin’ down to business…

More times than not, I’m at a coffee shop, or a restaurant knocking some work out. I can’t tell you how much it tickles my fancy, when I’m able to eat or sip on coffee while blogging and doing what I love.

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

Get Your Party On…

Confetti, parties, pastels, I love it all. So for those exciting moments of celebrating, I always want a staple confetti-celebration photo in my portfolio. Even on a bad day, hopefully seeing confetti fly up in the air, can make someone’s day.

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

Even though I’ve been at this “blogging thing,” for 3 years now. WAIT… I just realized it’s my 3 year anniversary on August 30th! Well if that’s not a reason to celebrate… I don’t know what is!

Anyhoo… back to what I was saying… Even though I’ve been at this blogging thing for 3 years now, I still have people ask me what it is that I do, and how I can even call it a “job.” Well, a “job,” has such a negative tone to it, so I like to stem away from that if I can.

I really do get to do what I love, all while earning an income, and contributing to my family’s finances. By FAR the best decision I have ever made.

Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot Ideas. Headshots: modern and classic. Fantabulosity Blog

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7 thoughts on “Lifestyle Blog Photoshoot

  1. Rachel says:

    The photoshoot turned out great! I’ve been thinking about doing one but have no idea where to go or what to wear, haha.

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh gosh, I totally understand that! I stood in my closet for about an hour thinking… “I have nothing to wear.” Lol! But then I just took a bunch of clothes and had Megan (my photographer) tell me what she thought! 🙂

  2. tahnee says:

    Love how it turned out! Gorgeous!

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you Tahnee!!! I hope you’re doing well! XO

  3. What a cute shoot! It was like spending the day with you cute girl…love it! Now we just actually need to make a plan to get together one of these days! <3

    1. Jessica says:

      Awww, I wish we could!!! And we WILL!

  4. Kc says:

    Lovely shoot and great pictures also.

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