I am no stranger to taking photos outside. If you’re a fellow bloomer, then you are familiar with how my aesthetic echoes color, vibrancy, and lots lots of energy.
When taking photos outside,
I just live for it all. Photographers will discourage me from taking photos around the time when the sun is out but their suggestions are always met with resistance from me.
I love natural light over anything else and plus, my best photos come from being taken around 2-3pm.
As much as I take photos, preparation has always been on my side. A well-organized, and thought-out photoshoot bag, always results in the most bomb photos.
If I’ve forgotten an item for the shoot, it will translate to my photo because my face will read worried and annoyed all at the same time.
If you’ve picked up anything from me, you know that I also love offering practical items to my readers.
Before I share my 3 items, one of my best-kept secrets for having a seamless shoot is preparing at least 2 days in advance.
If you are someone who tends to stress over things, your future self will thank you if you go ahead and plan way before a scheduled shoot.
This fan is everything and more. The fact that it’s rechargeable and pumps out good air to cool me off, keeps me going back to it for every shoot that I book.
A girl doesn’t ask for much other than my makeup to stay on during the shoot. This is what I used for the shoot that I most recently did and even with all my changes, I was able to stay cool with this fan.
The features are enough to do the job and it gives you the option to use the battery or charge it with the USB cord.
I prefer the USB cord because I like knowing that it’s charging hours before my shoot so I know just how often I can get away with using it before it dies on me hehe.
I love having music on. Anything upbeat, 3-5 mins long, I’m in my happy place. This Amazon Bluetooth speaker had amazing 5-star ratings.
As a professionally trained dancer, I need my mind and body to hear great music while shooting content for Kb in Bloom.
Silent shoots are boring. What I I love about music is how it automatically puts my body at ease while capturing authentic shots of me smiling.
Having music playing in the background is a must! Beautiful photos are created when you are relaxed.
I don’t judge those who don’t use music but if you are someone that gets stiff during a shoot with a new photographer, create a playlist for the shoot and bring some bluetooth speakers.
Now, I couldn’t find my bluetooth speaker but I definitely recommend the one above as it’s affordable, has great ratings, and its enhanced bass feature will keep you generating dope content for your shoot.
Now, a review of this sunscreen is wayyyyy over due. I love how supple it leaves my skin and not that matte look.
Some people prefer the 24/7 matte look but I don’t naturally go for that look as I prefer the dewy, supple look.
This sunscreen can be found on Amazon! I usually purchase mine from a local Target or at Ulta and the prices are pretty consistent; anywhere between $15-$16.
Even if you’re not someone that regularly takes photos outside, all of my melanated bloomers need to purchase this today.
This sunscreen lasts a long time. I bought 3 of them and finished the first container in 2 months.