My Photoshoot Experience

Hi everybody and welcome to my blog! First of all, I hope your September has got off to a great start. I am so excited for autumn, or fall to my American readers! It is a beautiful time of year where the air begins to become crisp in the mornings, and the evenings are cosier than ever. Anyway, more about autumn later…

Lately everything seems like it has hit me all at once. After almost a year of waiting for my exam dates I’ve now been told they are right around the corner, on the 18th and 19th of October. I’ve also recenlty gone for a promotion at work, so we shall see how that goes. Luckily I’ve been off work for a few days so I have been able to take some time out for me and my OH, as he has been working a lot lately and I’ve hardly seen him. Like all days off though, it has gone too quickly, and now I’m back to work. Boo!

Now onto the topic at hand today… A photoshoot?!

I have to say the last thing I was expecting was someone wanting to do a photoshoot… with me? Seriously?

Despite everything coming at me the way it has in these past few weeks, I have to be honest and say it hasn’t been all bad. I was approached by a local photographer who works for a headphone company called PhonAudio via Instagram. I was not expecting it at all, as lately I’ve felt pretty crappy about my image. I have wanted to do modelling for about 4 years now, but always thought I wasn’t cut out for it because I’m under 5″5 and I am a plus size lass. I never thought I would even be considered for something like this.

On the day, I was prepping like crazy. I had been prepping that entire week in order to make sure my skin was looking clear and healthy. The weather started off really hot and sunny, but 20 minutes before the shoot was due to start the heavens opened – what a bloody nightmare! I was so worried that my makeup would run, as I had recently run out of setting spray. Luckily, the weather soon sorted itself out and we had sunny skies again. For the remainder of the shoot, the sun would hide behind the clouds from time to time, which made it a little bit difficult to get the right lighting for the shots, but we got there in the end.

Steve was the name of my photographer. He was a really nice guy and I got on with him super quickly (this is really difficult for me, as I struggle with social anxiety) and I didn’t feel awkward at all. He was great at giving direction as I was inexperienced and he was very open to suggestion when it came to how we would shoot and what locations we would use. I was relieved when he said I had chosen a great outfit that gave off the style he was looking for, which was urban and edgy. Lately my look has leaned more towards something called Normcore, which I didn’t even realise was a thing until earlier on this week (basically 90s suburban dads and the streetwear of youth united is how I would describe it). I’m glad I was able to pull of the desired look, and even happier that I made a good impression.

Here are some of the photos from that day:

This photo is my favourite. It shows my entire outfit and I look and feel really happy. It isn’t often that I actually like a full-body shot of myself, but this one is a-ok!

This photo was specifically for the headphone company. I got to decide my outfit for the day, and I think my gold phone case and mustard yellow hat go great with the headphones. Seriously, where would I be without mustard yellow in my life? It is the best colour!

I really enjoyed working with Steve. Here is a link to his Instagram, so please give him a follow if you like his work as he deserves way more recognition!

I’ve been asked to work with Steve again for shoots for the headphone company. I’ve been given a discount code for you guys to use too, as I will be reviewing these products shortly in the future!

If you enjoyed my post then you’ll be glad to know that I am due to work with the photographer again this month and I have some posts planned about how to prepare for photoshoots soon.

See you soon for another blog post! Xoxo

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