My First Fashion Photoshoot and What I Learned + Some Spring Fashion I’m Coveting
It is pretty hard to believe that I’ve had my blog since 2009 and this is my first Fashion photo shoot. By fashion photo shoot, I mean I set up a few hours with a professional photographer, Michael Moore is the photographer I used (who is great) and we did various photo shoots throughout the city to share the photos on the blog. I had done one photo shoot in order to get my current headshot, which I love and you can see here, however, besides just that one image going on the blog I have never shared multiple images of myself posing for a photographer. So I guess this is a first for 2016 and something that you will be seeing more of. The shoot was actually pretty fun! I mean how can I complain when I have a fabulous cocktail in one hand and I am at one of the most beautiful look out points in San Francisco, at the Sky Deck of the Loews Regency Hotel. Sorry to tease you. Warning, don’t get too excited. The Dky Deck is not a public spot that I’d suggest you go to for killer cocktails and views. It’s actually a private event space at the hotel and the highest outdoor private event space in San Francisco. Pretty amazing, right.
A few things I learned about a successful fashion photoshoot I am going to share with you.
1. Plan your outfits ahead of time. This sounds obvious but do not wait until the day of your shoot to select your outfits. I shopped a week or so prior of the shoot date so the looks were current and I wasn’t frazzled the day of picking my outfit.
2. Depending on timing, schedule a Blowout and Makeup. If you do an early morning shoot this is tricky but we ladies always feel better with styled hair and make up!
3. Coordinate Jewelry with your outfit. I personally wear love to wear jewelry. Don’t forget to plan what jewelry you are wearing for each outfit. I try to follow the rule of taking off one item before walking out the door. So either a big statement necklace or large earrings, but NOT both!
4. Take it easy the night before your shoot. I find that after a night of drinking my face is swollen so ideally do a photoshoot a day after you have rested the night before and enjoyed plenty of sleep!
Those are my first tips. I am sure I’ll have more to share as I do more photoshoots. Follow along and I hope you enjoy the gorgeous photography and views. If you like my outfit, below you’ll find what I wore as well as some recent Spring items I’m coveting at the moment. Enjoy!
Relaxing at the Loews Regency Brasserie S&P Bar with the delicious cocktail we used on the Sky Deck photo shoot
The first shot of the afternoon. I was pretty excited this shoot was actually happening! A big thank you to the Loews Regency San Francisco for sharing their Sky Deck (a private event space) with me. The views are amazing and really the perfect setting for my first shoot. I’ve been lucky to spend quite a bit of time in this hotel, read more about the incredible Loews Regency Spa here which is quite possibly the most luxurious Hotel Spa I have ever experienced!
What I wore: Shop what I wore for this shoot and some of my other favorite Spring essentials below