Do you think your house is a hot mess to really photograph in?? I know I always thought that! I would look at other people’s photos of these beautiful shots and think, I have too much crap in my house to take those pictures. I’m not just talking about clutter (which I have too) but just decor type stuff. I LOVE my walls to be covered in photos (makes it feel like home when you move every few years).
After seeing a beautiful session by Stephanie Belton Photography where she photographed her friend Claire of Claire Lane Photography at her home in their bedroom. I love the comfort and feel of those images so I was inspired and determined to capture some in my bedroom.
However, my bedroom isn’t photo ready! We have a huge red stripped head board, candles hanging on the wall, a sign above our bed with the quote “I like me best when I’m with you.” I love it for everyday living but not for photos. I decided to make it photo ready though!
What to do:
I took down the headboard, candles, sign, removed the lamps and alarm clock off the side tables. Cleared as much junk out of the way. I also flipped my comforter over since it’s brown but the under side is a creamy white. Holy cow! I now have a place to take decent photos. Not to mention the light in my bedroom in the afternoon is AMAZING!!
The next day, I sweet talked the girls into a mini photo shoot in my room. I will treasure these pictures for years to come because they really capture their relationships without all the crazy distractions that my house has.
I have yet to put the headboard back up because I still have more photo ideas I want to try out.
A challenge for you:
I challenge you to look at a room you have always wanted to photograph in. Take 15 minutes to clear it out and get it ready. You will be so happy you did!!
What room would you like to shoot in?