The realities of getting the ‘perfect’ outfit shot

Merry Musing outfit shot

Happy Friday everyone. Now as some of you may know. I made a conscious decision to start showing more of me on this blog back in 2017. I wanted to add a personal touch. And starting to do more fashion content and working with a photographer was one of the ways that I wanted to share more of me. And while I’m really happy with the type of content I share, and the photography that’s produced. I also wanted to give you a little insight into the realities of getting the ‘perfect’ outfit shot.

Merry Musing outfit shot

Now I don’t know about you, but my Instagram feed is full of gorgeous women in equally gorgeous outfits. And they make it look effortless. And maybe for them, it is effortless. For me, it’s not effortless. It’s tough! I’m lucky that I do work with an amazing photographer. Who manages to create some amazing pictures with me, but the truth is that creating that ‘perfect’ outfit shot takes a lot of work.

Merry Musing outfit shot

Now as I’m sure most of you know, I work with Kaye to take fashion shots of me for my blog and Instagram. We’ve worked together on around 12 shoots so far, and every shoot has been different. Some have been in the freezing cold. Others have been in the blistering hot sunshine. Some have involved me changing in public. While others have involved her waiting around for me while I nip into a pub toilet to change outfits.

Merry Musing outfit shot

The point being that getting that perfect outfit shot can be tough. From pulling together an outfit that will work well and photograph beautifully. To finding new and interesting locations to shoot in. Hoping the weather and the light will be on your side. And then having to ignore the looks from strangers wondering who you are and why you feel the need to pose in front of someone’s doorway for a picture. Not to mention that you’ll need to take about a hundred pictures of the same outfit to find six that you’re happy with. But you’ll still end up with some that look like this.

Merry Musing outfit shot

I told you it was tough! But it’s also really fun. I love working with Kaye and love her pictures. And love the fact that I can see so many changes in myself over the past 12 shoots. My hair colour is different. I look different. And I feel different in them all. They’re a great snapshot to look back on. As I don’t know about you, but I’m more used to being behind the camera than in front of it.

How do you feel about the trend for street style fashion photography? Is it something you enjoy seeing on Instagram?

As always thank you to Kaye for taking the pictures!

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