Giving credit, where it is due..
So who is behind all of the photos for us smaller social influencers? In my case and what seems to be a lot of cases it is our significant others. I juggled the idea of finding a photographer in the area to help me when I started this blogging adventure, however Alex stepped up without question. Now after almost a year of social media/blogging I would not change this, why you ask? Having your significant other behind the camera can be frustrating at times yes, because we all have our moments! But they are also the person who will most easily bring out your authentic self to share with your audience. Alex is also probably the only one who will not judge me when I quickly get changed in the Jeep for the next look, then ask him to please stand by the door as I get out just in case my skirt isn’t on right or my dress comes up!
Taking time away from our weekends to take pictures is not always something we are looking forward to, however I have a suggestion for all of you in this situation! When you are going out to take photos, make it a date. This past weekend Alex and I decided to go right into the city and explore each time we were shooting a look. This turned into us finding awesome photo opportunities, a great new restaurant, and lastly an AMAZING spot for dessert! Going through the pictures later on I realized that I had never smiled that much while out shooting before, and it was an awesome realization. I have more content to work with, we felt like we actually accomplished something other than the photos while out, and these moments make our relationship so much stronger!
Best strawberry milkshake EVER..
Here are some of my favorites..
P.S. If any Pittsburgh area photographers would like to collaborate, feel free to reach out! Alex does not know yet haha, but I have been thinking about being able to get some photos with him. He is the one behind the camera 24/7 that I realized we barely get any good photos together anymore & he deserves to be in front of the camera with me!