Let’s talk Pinterest photography!
I LOVE Pinterest! Who doesn’t?? I could literally spend hours every day finding recipes and home decor there! Pinterest definitely has a wealth of ideas, tricks, and of course, photography. It is easy to get lost in all the content and eye candy!
Now, I am not going to lie, Pinterest photography was my life line when I started my business. I found all of my ideas on there! And my dear readers, I myself am guilty of the Pinterest nailed its. Some really bad ones in fact! In fact, I made the same mistake that is discussed below. So please do not fret if you think that you have done this before!
Don’t get me wrong,
I still think Pinterest is still great and amazing! In fact, I doubt as many people would be interested in hiring a newborn photographer life myself without it! I still encourage you to pin away all those adorable baby photographs! It is a great place to get a feel for your style of photography that you are looking for and maybe even find your perfect photographer!
So here’s the catch:
And while I definitely want you to get the ‘look’ that you want, I kindly ask that you leave cell phone out of the photography session until the end. Why?
We want these photos to reflect you, your family, and your moments!
Recreating someone else’s can become painful for everyone involved and I want you to relax and interact as you normally would with your loved ones. (Trust me, I have done this myself! Stand here, look this way, wear this, etc. It is all so exhausting! And then, in the end, I hated the photos because they did not match the Pinterest ones and every time I looked at them, I was reminded of what an awful day it was!)
The thing that you probably love about the photo is the emotion that it brings to you, how the light is hitting, or something else that just made that moment itself perfect. I am asking you my friends, to let it go and make your own ‘picture perfect’ memories!
So here is what I ask:
Give your daughter that kiss that is special to just the two of you, hold your baby like you do as you rock him to sleep, and look at your husband and remember all those reason you married him. In the end, this is why you will love the photos. Not because it matches your pin perfectly, but because you love the people and moment in them.
At the end of the session, I usually ask you if we got everything that you wanted. This is the time to whip out that one or two swoon worthy pins and we will try our best to make it happen.
Almost all of my clients are amazing about this, and I really do thank them for that! It is difficult sometimes to let go of that vision in your head and trust your photographer. But if you are able to do so, you might find that your gallery is even better than your Pinterest photography board!
Thank you so much for stopping by the photography blog!