Photos by: Amy Frances
Dress | Indah Clothing
Kimono | Kaitlynn Boutique – UCLA Campus (similar)
Sandy beaches.. In New York… WHAT! Kelly and I have still not gotten over how much we loved this day. Although it was a bit cold for total beach weather, we got to enjoy it without any tourists or basically any other humans except our photog Amy. I would like to tell you all that I definitely had a moment during this shoot in-particular this outfit. If you know me personally, or see my lack of prescience on TheMimosaGirls Snapchat, it is because I am bit of an awkward soul. Posing and self proclaimed “Instagram modeling,” has never come easy to me. I have never been one that could just get in front of a camera and produce beautiful photos. It has taken a lot of time!! After three years of doing this I have finally realized which poses look best with my body and how to showcase the clothes in the best way possible. To be clear to any girls out there struggling or feeling awkward in front of the camera, keep in mind.. THIS ISN’T NORMAL. Below I highlighted three of my favorite tips to feeling comfortable with yourself while in front of the lens!!
1) Love what you are wearing. If you do not love the outfit you are showcasing you aren’t going to love yourself in it. Feeling pretty, or sexy, or beautiful is key to taking the best content. While taking these pictures I felt almost like a beach mermaid (lol, but true). The flowiness of this dress and the added lace kimono gave me all the confidence in the world.
2) Play music. We are huge lovers of music and playing it during shoots can really get you to loosen up. I am not a dancer in any way shape or form but it helps me to remember to move around and switch up my position.
3) Finding a surrounding that fits you. When I first started taking pictures for the blog, I couldn’t do any shoots in a public place. I hated feeling like people could see or watch, and as much as people say who cares what other people think, sometimes you can’t help it! I believe always work with where you feel most comfortable. There is nothing in the rule book that says you have to shoot blog pics in the middle of NYC! Choose serene backdrops if that’s what suits you!