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Does it seem like no matter how many photos you take for your brand you still never have enough? I know I’ve felt that way from time to time and I know I’m not alone!
Getting high-quality photos for your brand on a regular basis can be challenging, especially if you are short on cash, but it’s not impossible. Believe it or not, there are plenty of ways you can DIY a photoshoot from the comfort of your own home. You’d be surprised what a little creative thinking and a few helping hands can do.
I recently did a photoshoot for CamilleLove and I want to tell you guys all about it so that you can do the same! Let’s talk about it.
How I batched photos for my blog
So, let me start by saying planning a photoshoot to celebrate 3-years of CamilleLove was the best decision ever! It truly was a beautiful experience to see how much I’ve grown over the years and translate that into the photos that were taken. I see this as the start of something new with my content and I can’t wait to share it all with you!
Now let’s get into how I set this photoshoot up.
As a blogger living on a budget, I had to get creative with my photoshoot and use my resources. Luckily my boyfriend was kind enough to let me use his apartment as my headquarters (thanks babe!) so all I had to do was think of decor, outfits and hire a photographer all within my budget of $300.
I decided to purchase decor off of Amazon and a few items from Ross and Marshall’s. In total, I spent about $120, which is a huge blessing considering that renting a studio would have been close to $400. (YIKES!) DIY’ing my decor saved me a pretty penny and gave me a lot more wiggle room for hiring a photographer and getting a very cute custom-made shirt!
*P.S. a custom shirt is optional but totally worth it. Make sure to shop @stunninglymade on Instagram for all your custom apparel needs!*
In total, I spent a little under $315 for my whole photoshoot, which I was VERY proud of because my photos turned out amazing! I now have a ton of great content to work with for the coming months for social media and my blog.
I bet you’re interested in what I used to make this vision come to life. If so, don’t worry, I’m giving you all the details below. I hope you see something you like!
What I purchased for my photos
The items below are what I purchased from Amazon to turn mine before pictures above into my final setting for my photoshoot. You’ll notice that these items go along with a certain theme, and most items contain the color pink. My favorite color!
When deciding what I wanted for my shoot I chose items I’d purchase for my home office. It was important for me to have items I could see myself keeping for the long run because I didn’t want to aimlessly spend. I wanted items that could last me a while! Plus each “prop” I used spoke to me as a person, as well as my brand, which was great.
Go ahead and browse through the super cute items I purchased for my photoshoot.
Additional Items I used for my photoshoot
While I was able to find most of the items I used on Amazon, a few were store-bought. I didn’t want to leave those out though!
Since Amazon is so great, I found a few look-alikes for the products I bought at Ross and Marshall’s. Fun story, these items were actually bought hours before my photoshoot! I had everything planned out just right, but once I set up all that I’d purchased my boyfriend and I came to the realization that something was missing. So, we took a last-minute run to the store and came back with these gems! As you can see from the photos above they fit right in with the look and feel of the photoshoot.
You can get these items via the links below.
Now it’s time for your own DIY
Now that you know a photo shoot on a budget is an option, what are you waiting for?! Get going.
I thoroughly enjoyed this experience of making my photoshoot my own. While DIY’s are not in my wheelhouse I made it work for my needs! This DIY not only helped me step outside of my comfort zone, but it helped me to stay true to my brand. Being able to customize the setting, plan my own outfits, and shots were freeing. This experience stretched me and I’m glad I did it.
I encourage you to do the same. You don’t need to have everything perfectly planned to get content together for your brand! Just get started and use what you have. If that means setting up your iPhone, purchasing a ring light, backdrop, etc. make it work. Your audience will appreciate what you create and so will you! Trust me.
If you’re looking to DIY a photoshoot, let’s chat about how to best capture your brand and content! Feel free to contact me by filling out the form below.
Can’t wait to see what you create!