I am not a big city blogger. I live in a rather small town, in the country, but still within 10 minutes to the Dairy Queen and most importantly TARGET, lol!! With that said, I wanted to chat today and get your opinion about what you think of my blog and Instagram photos. Recently my hubby and I got into a conversation of sorts about where I wanted my photos to be taken. I started complaining about not having enough areas in and around my home and I felt my Instagram feed was looking to monotonous. My hubby said to me, and I quote, “Is it about your outfit, or the location?” And that got me thinking….. (he’s usually right even though I hate to admit it), but what am I trying to accomplish here??
I started my Instagram a few years ago and this blog a year or so ago to focus on what I love most: FASHION, ACCESSORIES, AND BEAUTY!! I did not ever imagine it would turn into where I am today and I am so grateful for that. However, as many people do, it’s hard not to want more!! I am constantly comparing myself to other bigger and more famous bloggers who do photo shoots on the NYC streets among the high fashion locations, on the beach, at a fancy hotel, or ….the list can go on and on. But what Larry said to me also resonates inside of me. I do love fashion the most, and when it comes down to it, is location really that important??
I’m not sure honestly. The bloggers that seem to get featured on the liketoknow.it website are most often pictures shot on location somewhere usually with a photographer and not their iPhone like I use. Now, ultimately, I’d love a feature on that page. Usually a feature means more clicks/purchases on a clothing item I am trying to sell which in turn brings me in some extra cash (not gonna lie, that would be amazing).
Now with that said, when I’m here at my home and shoot on location here, lol, I can quickly change in and out of 8-10 outfits on a Saturday, and with my very loving hubby taking my photos, I can get quite a bit accomplished in that few hours. Now, I do try and vary my spots around the home. I usually pick the back deck with my gorgeous home’s wood siding which in my opinion really makes my outfit pop.
I also enjoy shooting in the front of the house near my garage which offers an all white background or near my front door which also has a brick walkway that is nice for taking photos of my shoes too.
Occasionally I will do photos in and around the front yard with the trees in the background, on our deck steps, or the farm field behind my home, but that’s basically it.
So, this is my question to you….do you mind that my photos are all somewhat similar and not some fancy location with a pool or on the city streets? Do you find my feed boring because of the lack of locations? Or, are you here and following me for my outfit inspirations??? (hence the name, lol). I can’t wait to hear your opinion, I really do appreciate your comments and honest opinions.
Now, one last piece I have to add. I have 4 kids, so I basically live in controlled chaos every single day. And now with this new puppy of ours, we are basically tired all the time and constantly busy while trying to house train him (so NOT easy– I highly recommend getting a dog already house trained, after this experience I could write a “how to train a new puppy” blog). But anyway, taking photos here at the house is much easier than gathering up all my kids and going to another location at this time in my life. Would I like to head to our local downtown area and do a fun shoot? Of course I would, but its not realistic for me to do this each weekend when I want to shoot new looks.
Ok, so as always, I really do appreciate your kind words and honesty and love reading your comments. Please tell me in the comments below why you follow and read my posts!!
Shop my fave looks from this post: