The Art of Photography

The Art of Photography

One of the most questions I get on a daily basis is a) who my photographer is and b) what tools I use to edit my images. In today’s post I’m going to spill the beans and tell you all about what goes on behind my photoshoots.

First and foremost, it has always been my goal to create editorial worthy photography (which is quite different than your commercial or portrait shoots). Editorial photography means to display different stories. This sometimes can be challenging because creating images that tell a story is not always easy. All details in my photo shoots are important, starting from the hairdressing, make-up, clothing to the photography props and location. My photographer for the last 5 years has been my husband. I’m very lucky that he’s down to shooting all week long. It looks easy seeing my finished images on Instagram or even on my blog but the truth is it takes a lot of work. From location scouting to pairing your looks to your visual content to managing your kids (HA! I bet you didn’t see that coming)—it truly takes a village.

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However, my biggest chunk of work is…editing. It can take me up to 3 hours  to just edit my pictures and this doesn’t even include my written posts (aka editorials) and or captions. Sponsored work can take even longer. I pretty much work 24/7. Shooting, editing, writing, negotiating with brands, visiting clients, managing your social media platforms—this all can be a lot. Which is why I heavenly rely on my favorite editing tool to help bring the best out of my images. My absolutely favorite editing tool is Adobe Lightroom. On there I play with contrast, hue and saturation. I also recommend shooting in RAW so you can edit your images more easily. I even have the app version on my phone. As far as filters I’ve been using Afterlight and I really like their selection. See above for a before and after using Lightrooms filter feature.

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What are some of your photography tips and what are some of your favorite apps? Let me know in the comments and as always, thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!

XOXO,

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16 Comments

  1. ntilly
    September 9, 2019 / 4:28 AM

    It is always nice to work in a team with your partner or even close friends; I find that when you work with someone who knows you well, the process runs faster, there’s no need to explain much, it truly is like a well-oiled machine. Beautiful photos here! xx

    Naya
    http://www.nayatilly.com

  2. Cora
    September 9, 2019 / 6:54 AM

    Beautiful pictures…A big thanks to your hubby who shot this pictures..All pictures are amazing..

  3. September 9, 2019 / 10:55 AM

    Babe you are so lucky you have such a supportive and clearly talented hubby, when working for yourself its crucial to be a good team together ­čÖé

  4. September 9, 2019 / 6:02 PM

    These photos are amazing, and I really enjoyed reading more about your process of creating gorgeous photos! Great post!

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  5. September 10, 2019 / 4:55 PM

    Your photos always look so beautiful! it’s great your husband can help you with taking them so you can concentrate on editing!

    I just take my photos myself with a tripod while juggling the kids, so mine will never be as editorial, haha!

    Hope that your week is going well ­čÖé

  6. voguefauxreal
    September 11, 2019 / 12:21 PM

    Awesome information to have! I’ve just gotten to the point where I got a good camera and I have a reaaaallllly long way to go before the pictures are anything close to professional-looking. There’s so much to learn and so much time to invest in getting things just right. Your photos always look so professional!

    Ruth
    https://voguefauxreal.com/2019/09/06

  7. polarbearstyle
    September 14, 2019 / 12:03 AM

    I also use Lightroom to edit my photos and since I started, it made things so much easier than the free software I was previously using. Thanks for sharing your tips! Your photos always look beautiful!

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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