This shoot was centered around this green classic hat by Playhouse World brand based out of Atlanta. Every now and then I like to get my creative juices flowing and do a studio shoot. Since I started blogging my content has been based around street style content. Recently I decided to start reaching out to more people that I know such as black designers and clothing brands to shoot new content with. I’m always in need of new pieces to shoot so in exchange for content for brands I shoot in the looks. So this a personal walk through on how I get my shoots together.
I found a beautiful natural light studio in Midtown to shoot at so I hit up a photographer and set the date. This shoot happened during the beginning of quarantine so no malls were open and I had to work with whatever was already in my closet. I came across a couple editorial images of models in a white button top on Pinterest so I decided to go with this look. I’m always endlessly scrolling on Pinterest (every girls best friend) where I can find inspiration for dinner recipes all the way to nail designs. Luckily I had a white button up in my closet from Nasty gal to work with. I tried on the look and then sent the mood board over to the photographer so he could visually see the type of look I was going for.
Shoot day arrives and I get up early to give myself time for breakfast, hair, and makeup. I usually pack up all my looks and accessories in a suitcase the night before to prepare. Once I arrived I lay everything out on the table and racks so I have easy access to everything I need. I turn the The Weekend on and set the vibe for me to mentally get ready to shoot and relax. I’m just now getting comfortable with shoots where I actually have to pose. This shoot was risky and out of my comfort zone, but that was the whole point for me. I definitely enjoyed doing this shoot and loved the way the images turned out.
Photography by: Qua