Does anybody remember the early days of blogging, where people would set up a tripod and a camera timer (or carefully hide a remote, clever girls!) and they would do the classic “bending down to tie my shoe” or “look casually to the left” poses? I miss those some days.
Don’t get me wrong, I love how blogging has morphed into a legitimate career, because now I can do what I enjoy AND get paid to do it. A pretty sweet gig, if I do say so myself. Still, with the influx of blogging and, more aptly, influencer marketing, comes an added level of pressure. Now, it feels like there’s a set formula for blogging success, like your photos have to be professional-grade quality, you have to maintain a consistent brand voice in order to set yourself apart from the (many) others, your content has to be cohesive…it can get pretty stressful and at times, completely overwhelming. Part of me wishes that everybody could’ve started blogging as carefree as I did in 2012, when the only priority was sharing outfits.
As a nod to times past and given that the weather in Charleston has been particularly awful, I decided to do a minimal shoot in my bedroom using some summer clothing from Tobi (tobi.com). I’m not going to lie, I forgot how difficult self-portraits are, but I’m pleased with how these came out considering I’m a tad rusty 😉
(I’m wearing a bra, because the top is see-through)