This is probably the question that I get asked most. And yes, taking pictures can be awkward, but after doing it for a while it has become much LESS awkward. David takes a lot of my pictures but I also have two blogger friends in North Carolina who I’m so thankful for and we take a lot of each other’s pictures Amy and Gigi.
When did you start blogging?
In law school I spent many hours sitting in class looking at Gal Meets Glam and Pink Peonies when I should’ve been listening. I started my blog in 2013 as an excuse to dress up and take a break from the sweat pants I was in while studying. I was inspired by so many blogs, it was fun to think maybe I could inspire people like that too!
What kind of camera do you use?
I use a Cannon 60D with a 50mm 1.4f lens. Photographer tip: you can buy the lens and body separately used on eBay. That’s what I did and I’ve had my camera for two years and I love it. More photography tips: low f.stop = the blurry background. Never put your shutter speed below 125 or your pictures will be blurry. Never put your ISO above 800 or your pictures will be grainy. Beyond that it’s trial and error and specific lighting. I think this blog is great for explaining photography.
What do you use to edit your photos?
All my blog posts are edited in iPhoto but I recently downloaded Lightroom and I’m trying to learn it. Let me know if you have any tips!
Update: I’ve switched completely to Lightroom and love it! It took some youtube tutorials but I’m getting the hang of it slowly…
On Instagram I just use the “edit” tab. Usually I just brighten, add contrast, and some saturation. Most of my Instagram photos are taken with my iphone 6 plus. P.S. I LOVE the bigger phone because my hands are absolutely huge.
How do you make money?
I make money through affiliate links and sponsored content. I never agree to anything that I don’t absolutely love because my readers are the reason I’m here. I truly re-wear the products I agree to promote.
Where did you go to college and what did you major in?
I went to Mississippi State University (Go Dawgs!) and then I attended the University of Mississippi for Law School. As an Undergrad I studied International Business with a Marketing minor. Fun fact: I was also on the dance team! I miss dancing so much… and the mandatory group workouts that went along with practice. I need someone to MAKE me work out now!
What is your lip color?
Damned by Nars matte lip pencil. All day. Every day. Every pic. Always. I’ve worn it for 3 years and I don’t know what I’ll do if it’s ever discontinued.. the horror!
I’m visiting Chapel Hill, do you have any recommendations of things to?
Of course! Chapel Hill has so many great things to offer click here for a few of my favorites. He’s Not Here is my favorite bar because they serve you in a huge pretty plastic blue cup that you get to keep. They make the best water cups at home and would be a fun souvenir. They named the bar “He’s not here” because it was Michael Jordan’s favorite bar and people would always call up there to see if Michael was there! haha