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5 Photoshoot Tips for Fashion Bloggers, Influencers, and Instagram Models

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5 photoshoot tips for instagram bloggers and influencersPhotoshoot Tips for Fashion Bloggers and Influencers

 

Click, click, change!

If you’re a fashion blogger or influencer, you’re probably used to these sounds. Although this is a dramatization (of course you get more than two photos!), it’s not far from what happens at blogger photoshoots. As an influencer photographer, I’ve gotten to know the ins and outs of how to best prepare for your own photoshoot.

 

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1. Pack outfits separately

This is for your own sanity! Sonia always packs her outfits in separate bags, making it super easy for her to change into the next outfit. No more digging around for that belt and those earrings you were supposed to wear with this top! By separating everything out in advance, you’ll be able to maximize shooting time with your photographer.

 

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2. Let your photographer know what you plan on wearing in advance

This isn’t a necessity, but it always helps out the photographer. When I know what my client is wearing in advance, I can brainstorm backdrops and settings that will look best. I don’t necessarily need a photo of every outfit beforehand, but knowing colors and the overall vibe always helps.

 

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3. Be prepared to change in the car

How does your favorite Instagrammer post new photos with new outfits every day in new places?! They shoot them all at once! The blogger’s job is to put the outfits together, and the photographer’s job is to make a 0.5-mile radius look like completely different places. And sometimes, that 0.5-mile radius doesn’t have a public restroom.

That means bloggers change in their car. It’s super weird at first, I know. Especially when it’s raining and your photographer is sitting in the passenger seat next to you (@Sonia). But hey, you gotta do what you gotta do for the gram. I promise, it gets easier with time!

If your car doesn’t lend well towards changing in the back seat, you can also think about investing in a portable changing tent. These cost usually $20 to $50.

 

Jessica - San Jose Influencer and Fashion Blogger Photographer

Sonia Fashion Blogger - San Jose Influencer, Blogger, and Branding Photographer

4. Bring walking shoes

Going back to #3. Sometimes, it’s actually a 1-mile radius, which means you’re gonna do a little bit of walking. Flip-flops or slide-on shoes are a must, especially for longer shoots. (I’ll keep the secret – I know you can’t walk comfortably in those heels that are all over your feed.)

 

Jessica - San Jose Influencer and Fashion Blogger Photographer

Jessica - San Jose Influencer and Fashion Blogger Photographer

5. Know the shots you need

Jewelry details? Full-body? Shoes? Makeup? If you have any must-have shots, be sure to tell your photographer. Whether you’re planning out your feed in advance, or you’re working with a brand that requires certain shots, I don’t know what you need unless you tell me! Your photographer should always ask you if you need anything specific, but in the event they don’t ask, it’s important to have your shot list.

 

Photoshoot Tips for Fashion Bloggers and Influencers

Have any tips of your own to add?

Leave them in the comments! I’m always interested to hear how others plan their blogger shoots not everything works for everyone.

 

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I’m Emily, and I’m a brand photographer for passionate small business owners who are ready to scale and want to stand out online as local industry leaders.

I, my (dog) daughter, and my fiancé are based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here at Emily Kim Photography, I provide creative, strategic marketing imagery that are in line with your business goals.

tell me more...

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Color Psychology for Photoshoots

5 Dream Bay Area Studio Rentals for Your Next Shoot

5 Tips for Optimizing Images on Your Website

How to Plan Outfits for Your Brand Photoshoot

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Branded Stock Photography at the EK Stock Shop

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