Have you all noticed the trend of #BTS posts on Instagram lately? Personally, I love them (Paige Arminta, Lauren Elyce and Rachel Martino do some of my favorites) but my behind the scenes are much less glamorous or fun. Frankly, they are kind of a shit show.
See I’m one of those people that wants to be prepared, thinks about preparing, then procrastinates and throws it all together at the last minute. I already told you all that I don’t do it all, but when it comes to the things I do accomplish, this is usually how it works.
For blog photos, I try to shoot a bunch of stuff at once to save time. I’ll pick a day based on what I need to shoot, for sponsored posts or things with a timely nature, and then I try and pack in a bunch of stuff around it – i.e. – outfits I love, random products I want to share, my latest sneaker obsession. I wish I could shoot more frequently but with work and life and Drew’s full-time soccer career (not really but these activities are like another job), I do my best to pack it all in to an hour.
This usually leads to me parked alongside Frankfort Avenue or E. Market Street, changing in my car and trying to avoid heat stroke and judgy looks from passersby. I’m pretty used to those and honestly, I get it. I look like a giant idiot but you do what you gotta do. I’m pretty sure there’s not a Please & Thank You patron at any of their locations that hasn’t seen me changing clothes like a moron in my mom mobile.
And yes, I usually feel like a total goon posing randomly on the side of the street but at this point, 8 years into this whole thing, I’ve lost all sense of shame or embarrassment. I mean, I’ve taken photos in .a Kroger and posed in front of a Walmart, so there’s really not much left of my dignity.