When Bloomingdale’s invites you to shoot in anything you want from the entire store you say yes! Always yes! Erica from Eating With Erica and I decided to get our Christmas cards made together or at the same time at least and we had a blast! From picking out our boyfriends suits and our dresses and accessories at Bloomingdale’s Lenox Square to shooting with the amazingly talented Schellie Hogan from Six Hearts Photography and Far Out Galaxy everything was a fabulous experience! One Hope wine even sent the most beautiful glittered bottles of sparkling wine, perfect for the Holidays! I’m no fashion blogger and I always feel super silly so I’m more of a fan of action shots and candids. If y’all know me you know I like glitter, gold, confetti, and champagne showers… basically I make messes…. allllll the time. #help Sorry not sorry. It’s a blast to shoot a champagne confetti bottle and even more fun to pop a sparkling wine bottle and have it shower over you!
Photoshoot life: I’m no fashion blogger so I’d ‘rather be behind the camera than in front of it. It always helps to have a rockstar photographer encouraging you and cheering you on. (thank goodness for editing… ami right! luckily for me Six Hearts Photography is super creative and knows the right angles). Schellie makes you feel like a celebrity so you can rock those poses with confidence. She has so many amazing ideas too so you can relax a little. Just remember laugh, giggle, tilt your head, look left, look right, look down, act natural, hahahahaa Ahhhh the photoshoot life. Probably why I’m not so good at it. Everything is planned down to the accessories, lighting, props, laugh, head tilt, shoes, makeup and of course outfits (thank you bloomingdale’s)! BTS fact: obviously you know that every photo is staged but did you know most of the time even a candid photo is staged! Yep. Gasp. #isthisreallife But the good news is these amazing professional pictures always come out awesome no matter how silly you feel!
Real Life aka what actually happens…
If you follow us on snapchat [VerbalGoldBlog just in case you don’t] you saw lots of driving to our not so secret location at Foxhall Resort, sweet car ride jams, the gorgeous Fohall Resort property, drinking, a few Kim K champagne butt shots with a little help from Erica placing the champagne glass, and then wet Ady wiping champagne out of my eyes after dancing in a champagne shower. I’m actually a little amazed Schellie was able to get a good shot!