Tip 1: DIY ideas how to create a fall photography prop pumpkin stand out of repurposed pallets HERE.
I think it’s fair to say that I take a lot of pictures! In just a year, my photos have advanced from my own personal edits, to brand invitations to promote for them.
The quality of my work is now more important than ever. The responsibility has become mine to relay the value of a particular brand’s product via imagery.
While I personally take a good amount of my still shots, I rely heavily on photographers when it comes to my brand work and my personal portraits. Here’s why?
In my new line of work with social media, discoverability means everything!
I spend countless hours curating the best outfits and home decor, and add on even more time for linking products and choosing the right hash tags to permanently catalog these images.
This strict and time consuming formula would all be in vain without the photography. In less than a year, I’ve had multiple posts featured by national brands like Target and Jack Rogers (personal accomplishment, Target even follows ‘lil ole me!).
I’ve even received a request from Williams-Sonoma to reuse a picture I’d posted! I would not have received these acknowledgements in such a short amount of time if my images were not great from the start.
Tip 2: Check out these fall photography challenge & checklists HERE.
I always strive for excellence, so I don’t just use any picture for the sake of posting. I try to create visuals that tell a story. Photographers get this. They are trained to see the whole story and suspend in time moments from that story.
Photographers are often well versed in styling, too. I worked with The Studio Hampton Roads on one of my most important home decor shoots, and I was happy I did.
We were challenged with a bright sunny day, coupled with dark cloud cover. These photographers managed everything for me including location, lighting and even proper product placement and portrait poses.
I came with a vivid idea, and they successfully transformed the painting in my mind into real life imagery! Having photographers there to handle all of this for me made my job so much easier. I was able to place my full concentration on my poses for the products I was representing.
Tip 3: DIY how to create a fall photography hay bale couch seating area HERE.
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Your dog is so cute! What an adorable face!
Thanks so much, Stephanie! I love his little face ~ He is my heart
I heart Photographers (son, hubby)! It’s tough work to deliver excellent photos that will be cherished for years to come.
I personally am still learning how to take photos using only my cell phones, LoL. I’m happy you’ve found Photographers with whom you are pleased. Good ones are worth their weight in gold.
You’ve said it best about a photographer’s worth! thumbs up Lucky you to have not One, but TWO in your household!! I have some local favs that I use and my daughter (also a graphic artist) when she’s available!
Love your blouse in the profile picture and thanks for a nice giveaway
Thanks so much. It’s from one of my favorite stores, Free People: https://rstyle.me/+gPA_Qi1Hu5guByiIPKQmlg
I love all the pictures you posted. Autumn is my favorite season, and they show everything I like about it.
Awe, thanks, Deb! I was trying to capture the essence of autumn, so your compliment is truly appreciated!
I really enjoyed the photos!
So happy you like, Bernardina!
Love the photos and your dog.
Thanks so much Lori- and him’s my lil baby doggy, LOL! 😉
What great ideas! Thank you for sharing!!
Erin, Happy you like & you’re welcome!
Cute little dog????????????????
He He, thanks! That’s Prince George the pup 😉
Beautiful pictures your dog is adorable.
Awe, thanks, Jeanne!
I enjoy your photog info.
So happy the tips are helpful!
I have two furbabies that are my world also.You have a good soul.
Thank you, Anita- you’re too kind. Like you, my two fur babies are my world!!
So glad you found these tips helpful!
What a cute dog,thanks for sharing
Awe, thank you & you’re welcome!
What a cute dog,thanks for sharing
That’s Prince George the pup, and thanks so much!!
Thanks for the good ideas
You’re welcome & thanks for topping by to read!
So glad you were able to bring your dog to this shoot. What a cute addition.
Thanks, Jennifer! He does everything he can with us, LOL!
Oh my gosh your dog is adorable
Thanks so much! This is Prince George the pup!!
The sweet photo shot with apples reminded me that bobbing for apples was traditional at autumn Halloween parties once upon a time. Do young folks still do this? Thanks for a giveaway!!
I haven’t seen bobbing for apples in a minute!! I always wanted to do this when I was a kid, but no party that I attended ever had it. When I think about it, probably not sanitary to do anymore, LOL! PS- Thanks for the “young folks” compliment! 😉
this would help out so much, thank you for the chance.
Alisha, so glad you found this helpful!
LIKE YOUR DOG
Thanks so much!
Great photos, and thanks for the tips.
You’re welcome, Suzanne!
love the picture of you with the pumpkin stand
Thanks, Angela! That’s my fav of the pics, too!
So glad you think so!
Super cute styling for the photography decor! Perfect for fall!
So glad you like, Meagan!
I love your fall pictures and your little dog is so cute.
Thanks so much, Belinda! He loves taking pictures, LOL!
starting to feel like fall, looked like you are all ser
Trying with this beautiful fall photography setup!
Love all the information and pictures on this page. Lots of thought went into this to make it so appealing with color and items. Very well done
Thank you kindly, Tina! A lot of easy but stunning DIY ideas!
keep up the good work…smiling
Thank you kindly, Eva!
I love your pumpkin stand! So cute!
Thanks so much! Made with recycled pallets. 😉
Love your DIY ideas — thanks!
Thanks so much- & so easy to make!
You have some great ideas for fall photos. Thanks for the inspiration.
You’re welcome & thanks for stopping by to check them out!
Your work is so beautifull.
Thank you kindly!
Your work is so pretty Nicole
Thank you, Stacey!
I will be implementing many of these ideas Thank you so much
Awesome! There are some really creative photography tips here that make for the most unique pics!
i like your Instant Pot zucchini bread recipe. i think my kids would prefer the zucchini grated so they don’t know it’s in there!
Good idea, Sandra!
I love your ideas! They are fun and easy to accomplish!!!
Yaasss, Dora!! Exactly what I wanted to share- easy & quickly doable!! 😉
I loved your ideas, and the way you blog.
Neh, thanks so much! I love sharing my whimsical ideas with you!!
????first visit, love your blog????
Awe, thanks so much, Jill! I hope this is your first visit of many more!!
We are supposed to have snow on Halloween
The kids might love that! What state are you in, Kathy?
Great ideas Thanks
Love all the ideas and tips.
So happy you do!
really enjoy reading your blogs
Thank you- what you said makes my day, Kathy!!
Such a great post! Thank you for the ideas.
So happy you love the tips!
Love all the photos and love reading your blog!
Thank you kindly, Debbie! I’m glad you’re here!
Ooooo- I’m so interested in using pallets for fall decor! Thanks for cool ideas!
Such a cute setting
Your dog is so cute!
Thanks so much, Christina!
These are great ideas and tips! Please your dog is too cute!
Thanks, Erin! That’s Prince George the pup!!
I am all the way from Jamaica, and I must say this post in particular may not speak to me in particular as Halloween isn’t a celebration for us. Though it is not a part of the Jamaican culture, I must say I appreciate. I work in the hospitality industry thus we have to consider decor ideas for the festivities. Knowledge is power.
Also, I like your bit about being on Social Media.
Yanique, I love that you were still able to appreciate this post. Thank you kindly for your comment!
Your photos do look great. I wish I could take as good.
Thanks, Sandra! Use these simple tips for great photos!