If you are considering venturing into the world of blogging, here’s a little blogging tip for you. You can be the most gifted, eloquent writer, but if your platform lacks aesthetic appeal, people may never have the opportunity to read your words. Humans are drawn to the VISUAL. I mean, think about how many cute puppy Instagram accounts you are currently following? We like pretty pictures. They make us happy.
In the very beginning stages of building my blog, the best advice I received was invest in professional photography. Beautiful images will establish the legitimacy of your blog. Luckily, I have had the privilege of already working with several AMAZINGLY gifted blogger photographers in the Dallas area: Mary Summers (see blog posts here and here), Angie Garcia (here and here), and Beckley & Co. (here and here).
Unfortunately, I’m not at a place in my blogging career where I can afford professional photography all of the time. But I still want high-quality pictures for my blog and social media accounts. So SUPER MOM to the rescue!
My mom was so excited when I asked her if she would like to be named Fun-Sized’s photographer. Or I guess if we’re “Keeping up with the Kardashians”, the correct term would be “momographer”. (But then I think of mammograms, so maybe not…) This is really a win-win for both of us. I will now be able to post more regularly AND use my financial resources to buy more clothes to showcase for you! She’s going to get to practice her snappin’ skillz in case she ever wants to do this as a “side job”. And what’s the best part? The only accepted form of payment is quality mother-daughter time 😉
Last week, we asked my mom’s friend Wendi from Wendi Kesler Photography to tag along and share a blogging tip or two. I can’t tell you how many times we were all rolling on the floor laughing. I mean, my mom is trying to learn how to take pictures that don’t have trees shooting out of my head while I’m trying to learn how to take a “soft-smile” picture that isn’t captioned: SINGLE WHITE FEMALE. It’s comical.
But in all seriousness, I think she did SO WELL for her first time! What do you think? Should I keep her?! 😉
Photography by Teri Lynam