THROWBACK THURSDAY: MIA Photoshoot
A while back, Lisa and I were trying to work on our fashion photography and decided the best possible way to do that was with a photoshoot at our lovely local art museum. The architecture is gorgeous and dramatic and it was warm day so decided to take our husbands and get to work.
First, we had to make a stop at a local mens shop because we were looking at a few items for the men. They were kind enough to accompany us and be supportive of our endeavors to further our skills so really, it was worth it for them too. We were also coming from a fabulous brunch at the Hewing Hotel's Tulibee Restaurant where we had attended an event for Fashion Week.
For this wonderful fashion shoot, I was the token model we had available so I wore this lovely Zara dress I got during the holiday season. I paired it with my blue Sam Edelman pumps (my something blue from our wedding), a brown belt (thanks Target, you guys really do have everything a woman needs), and my beloved Mikimoto pearls (they are absolutely the most beautiful pearls I have ever seen). I also wore my Tissot watch and Cartier wedding ring because well, I wear them every single day.
We tried to find a few places that would be well suited to what we were looking to do. This was originally done as part of a collaboration for another project so we were trying to make it look as nice as well could. One of the frequent problems that we had though was how little I like to be in front of the camera. I am used to being behind a microscope. I dress way to nice for it, but that is still what I do every single day. As a result, a lot of our photos turned out like this:
But we really were having a blast. It is certainly one of the more fun things that I have done while trying to get photos for the blog. Of course, it also takes a lot of work to keep someone looking nice for an extended period of time. My hair was everywhere. Jewelry gets stuck in interesting places. There is a lot of work that has to be done in an effort to stay a nice photo. Mind you, we were not looking for professional quality (though that is the eventual goal that we can take photos for our own catalog) but we still wanted it to be nice enough so that we could share with all of the lovely followers of our blog.
After a lot of positive encouragement, we did manage to get a few shots that we thought were improvements. In the end, I think it certainly made me let go a bit more of my own insecurities. I was probably annoying everyone with how resistant I was to having my photo taken. After all, our idea with starting this blog had to do with empowering women to be comfortable in their clothes and to learn how to make them fit and fit well. With a good understanding of clothing construction, you can choose any piece and figure out how to rock it. Given that this is what I firmly believe, I feel like I should be able to be confident enough in my own looks to be able to take a photo. I put aside my own issues with being camera shy and decided to just go for it and take some nice photos. Take a look at what we accomplished below and leave some feedback for how we can improve our shots!!