After seeing some pictures I snapped, my friend Naomi was inspired by my ability to color block and capture my looks with my tripod.
She mentioned putting my styling skills to the test by letting me pick some looks for her and then doing a photo shoot.
I was happy to oblige.
Little did I know that we would collaborate this weekend.
We started preparing for the pictures the night before the shoot with her picking out style concepts and me giving her suggestions on how to use accessories and such to make her looks POP!
I liked this part because it was so much fun rummaging through her closet and accessories to concoct the perfect outfits.
With finishing touches from my own closet, we were able to put together looks that were full of life and color but stayed true to Naomi's personal style...
These are some of favs of Naomi!!!!
Statement Earrings: Beauty Supply
Ring: Body Central
Neon Clutch: Borrowed/Charming Charlie's
Dress: BeBop via Ross
Shoes: Delicious via Shoe Tyme
Bangle: Body Central
Blue Clutch: Forever 21
Striped Clutch: Borrowed/ Body Central
Jean Shorts: Forever 21
Purple Tank: Target
Neon Yellow Wedges: Shoe Tyme
What I Learned
1. I MAY love taking pictures of people but I'm not sure if I can invest in a DSLR camera as of yet. I love my Nikon, but I must admit it was a pain to shoot in some conditions. Maybe a DSLR would have been more equipped to take on these environments.
2. It is hard to direct someone. I'm used to standing in front of my Tripod and just doing my thang. I'm so glad that Naomi was so into the shoot. She was pretty easy-going and willing to do various poses that I could use and build my directives to her from. It also helped to look at previous frames and critique her movement as we went.
3. Shoot Early! Not only are the weather conditions more favorable, but the lighting, (for my camera), was better as well.
4. I always keep my eye out for a good backdrop. Anything can make scenery for fabulous pictures. A brick wall, street sign, alleyway, lush greenery, gates and fences are some of my favorites,
5. Have fun....Pictures don't have to be stuffy or prim and proper. Be silly and carefree! Natural poses make for the best pictures...