When it comes to blog photography, there are so many options. You can hire somebody, you can ask a friend to shoot for you, you and a blogger friend can shoot for each other, you can set up a tripod, or you can convince your significant other to humor you and take all of your photos.
But not everybody is lucky enough to have an Instagram husband. Or, rather, an Instagram husband who can actually take good photos. Which is when a paid photographer can come into play.
In this Blogging Basics post, I will not only deep dive into how to find a blog photographer if you want to pay for your photographer… but also some tips and tricks for creating beautiful imagery using said untrained Instagram husband (or friend). Blog photography needn’t cost an arm and a leg. However, there are tradeoffs to outsourcing versus doing the photos and editing yourself.
Before you ask what I’m doing to celebrate: I’m checking myself into Hiatus Spa this morning for a morning of pampering. And then I have lunch with Christina of Fashion & Frills at my favorite next-to-campus spot (Dive) so I can get my favorite wrap (their ahi tuna wrap – so good!). And then class + post-class drinks with friends at Tipsy Alchemist!
To celebrate my birthday, I thought it might be fun for me to share 28 things you didn’t know about me (well, unless you’re my parents… and then you def know everything).
Because I’m turning 28 today. In case you didn’t know. (Fact #1 perhaps?)
If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you might remember that I go on some of the world’s worst first dates. Seriously. If who could go on the worst dates were a competition, I’d be on a box of Wheaties.
Sporting more gold medals around my neck than Michael Phelps.
As a result, I thought it would be nice to do the world a favor and come up with a few fun ideas for a first date. And maybe share a few of my horror stories, just for entertainment’s sake.
Thank you Decoy for sponsoring this post. Elevate your occasion with Decoy wines.
Happy Tuesday, friends! I meant for this post to go up yesterday but then this weekend was just too. fun. (whoops)
For today’s post, I’ve teamed up with Decoy (the brains, braun, and beauty behind one of my favorite sauvignon blancs!). They challenged me to “elevate your occasion”, so I decided to share how to host a girls’ night… and do it right! BTW if you’ve never tried Decoy wines, scurry over to your nearest store and get some ASAP. I highly recommend the aforementioned sauvignon blanc (it was rated 90 points by Wine Enthusiast aka it’s really good!).
Oh and PS shoutout to my friends Yasmina, Whitney, and Anna for participating in this shoot with me. And then sticking around after to finish off all of the wine. And cheese. I know it was a huge hardship.
Whenever life gets busy, the first thing to go is my ability to get content posted on the blog on time. If I don’t schedule blog posts in advance, blog posts go up way late. Like 5PM late. If the posts go up at all.
Whether your life involves travel, work, or just life, things arise. And those things make deadlines hard to meet if you don’t plan ahead. Which is why I so highly recommend that you schedule blog posts in advance in this week’s Blogging Basics post.