This isn't going to surprise anyone with eyes, but 99.9% of the time, I take my own blog pics. I used to have a little Canon point-and-shoot that I used with the self-timer feature. I perched my camera on a little bar stool and raced around to take my outfit pics in a corner of my house that happened to get good morning light (that took a while to figure out though - check out my earlier outfit pics. Actually, don't). There was a lot of scurrying back and forth with the timer, and it was always 50/50 on what kind of pics I ended up with. Who said style blogging wasn't glamorous ...
I still take most of my own pics, but I've upgraded recently to a much nicer Panasonic Lumix that is a cross between a point-and-shoot and a DSLR. The camera has a flip-up screen so I can at least see if I'm in frame now before taking a pic, and a wireless remote that keeps me from having to run about all day. I am only really using the auto focus mode right now though, as I'm only proficient with about 2% of the camera's features, so ... yeah.
On rare lucky days, when our schedules (and outdoor lighting) align, BF takes my outfit pics. This has just started happening though, thus most outdoor pics involve me with some sort of grimace-smirk as I'm not yet used to dealing with someone else controlling the camera - who also happens to enjoy cracking jokes while I'm very busy trying to look chic, taller, self-important. Blog outfit pics do differ a bit from regular ole person pics though, so right now there's also a lot of directing from my end (yeah, really, I want a shot of my wrist).
Putting together an outfit post takes a lot of time though, and I already spend way too many minutes trying to put the ramble in my head into comprehensible words (not to mention the millenia I am sometimes in front of my closet for in the mornings trying to figure out what to wear), so you ladies who also
How do you take your blog pics? Do you take your own pics or have a photographer? When do you find the time to take your pics? How important do you think good blog pics are?
Dress: J.Crew maritime (worn here - sim, sim, short-sleeve, as top)
Shirt: J.Crew solid perfect (worn here - sim, in gingham)
Necklace: J.Crew bubble via Ebay (worn here - real deal, sim, via Ebay, via Etsy)
Bracelets: J.Crew & F21 (sim, sim, sim)
Clutch: H&M (worn here - sim, sim, sim, solid)
Shoes: Zara lined wedge (worn here - sim, sim, sim, bow)