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Let's talk blog photography // Finding your Aesthetic



Hello lovelies! I thought this Autumn I would introduce another blogging series similar to my #bloggingchatter posts (which you can read HERE) but all about my favourite part of blogging: Photography.

I feel like blog photography and finding your own blog aesthetic is such an important and underrated thing about blogging. In the same way Instagram feeds work, photography and finding your own aesthetic is a big part of blogging and helps set you and your blog apart. It just makes everything feel more together, right? People always seem to mock beauty bloggers for their marble backgrounds and over-exposed pictures, but at the end of the day it's all like a symbol for your blog and style! 
I don't know whether any of you have noticed but in the past month, I feel like I've definitely found my own Blogging Aesthetic, everything green // rustic white //  and cool-toned and so for the first post in this Photography Series I thought I'd share a few tips on finding your aesthetic! Enjoy and let me know if you have any more tips in the comments below.


Step 1: Look at your Personality

I remember mentioning this one in a post I did back in April, but everyone's aesthetic and style they like is usually based off their personality! Think. what colours you usually gravitate towards? Are you a fan of minimalist photos or the kind filled with objects/colour? For me, my favourite colour is green, and (like my personality) I love quite clean and organised photos with more white space than some bloggers. 

Step 1: Create Pinterest Boards

The easiest way to get inspiration whenever you're putting photos together is from Pinterest Boards! I have a whole boards literally called 'Blog Aesthetic + Inspo' which you can click HERE where I pin so many photos that remind me of the kinds of photos I love. It's a really good way of 'collecting' your blogging style together in a more visual way and seeing how they all match together whether you realise it or not!

Step 3: Don't feel you have to follow the typical Blogger Trends

I remember thinking when I started out that the only photo backgrounds I should ever use was marble ones (basically copying every beauty blogger on the planet!) By no means is there anything wrong with marble backgrounds, I mean I love the effect it gives and if it's part of your aesthetic and the photo style you love, then of course go for it. But this is just an example of a trend that suddenly everyone feels like they have to follow. Don't be afraid to experiment with your own photo styles and change things up.

Step 4: Choose a Photo Background

This isn't any kind of rule, you could take all your photos in different backdrops but I find having a certain photo background you gravitate towards can really tie your blog photos together! For me, this is the rustic-white wood background you see in all my photos (which is actually made from paper!) but I don't know what I would do without it now. Play around with new backgrounds until you find something you love, printing them off onto paper and swapping them out whenever you want. Eventually you'll find a favourite that ends up becoming your signature thing. 

Step 5: Use photo props that fit your Aesthetic

For me, it wasn't that hard to find props that fitted my blog photos because my entire bedroom is made up of cacti and all things green aha! But make sure to find and use props that actually reflect the colours / style you like and you'll find your blog photos fit together so much better. This could be anything... flowers, lipsticks, stationary, magazines and you can read my previous post on Photo Prop ideas here.


Step 6: Experiment as much as possible!

I've gone through so many phases with my blog photos. From oversaturated, bright ones, to marble and monochrome sort of shots...and here we are today! Currently I love the aesthetic and theme that my blog photos have but who knows when it might change... this time last year I was loving slate and dark backgrounds for all my blog pics. All in all, experimenting with your blog photos is the best way to find your Aesthetic and when you do, it's the most satisfying thing!



QOTD: WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE PHOTO BACKGROUND TO USE?


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28 comments

  1. This was a really interesting post! I find looking at pinterest so motivational and a great way to combine ideas for new content! xo

    Hanney | www.blogabouthanney.com

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    1. Definitely agree! Having all your photos in one place is just so helpful right x

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  2. How do you keep those plants alive? :) I'm so talented at killing my succulents.
    I found your six steps very useful. Thank you for the post.

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    1. Omgggg the struggles haha! Welcome, ty xx

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  3. Great tips! I created a Pinterest the other day and I’m pretty sure I’m addicted already. Thanks for sharing xx

    Bexa
    www.hellobexa.com

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  4. These are such a good tips! I haven't found yet what I would love to use, but maybe it's my style. Somedays I want to use a fluffy white thingie and some days I want to use paper that looks like wood. It's just depends how my mood is that day!

    Heidi ✨ | Heidi’s Planner

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    1. True true it depends of how you're feeling tbh and what reflects the post! xx

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  5. This post was so useful,I've only just found my style but one thing that I've learnt is that everything takes time.Experimenting as you said is one of the best ways in my opinion x

    https://daisyypetals.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Totally agree! Experimenting is key <3

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  6. Finding my photo style has taken so long .Two years to be honest. I think I wanted to do like other a bit too much so my feed was not "me". I finally found my aesthetic and super happy about it! xx corinne

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    1. Same! It's not until now that I've settled on a style I think I might actually stick with x

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  7. This is such a great post! It has taken me so long to find my style and using props is so handy to mix it up every now and again

    Ellie
    www.headintheclouds.me.uk

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    1. Definitely agree! Thanks x

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  8. Hi, this is a great and helpful post, I love Pinterest. I tend to use the same backgrounds but it took a long time to decide on it.

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    1. I went through all kinds of backgrounds before I settled on this, totally get u! x

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  9. Love this! Such great ideas and great advice for growing bloggers.

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  10. SUch a really helpful and interesting post! I never feel like my photos or writing fit together and this really helpful in helping me think how to make it fit better. Thank you

    acupofwonderland.wordpress.com

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    1. Your welcome! Thanks I'm glad you liked it <3

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  11. These are some really great tips and I find that you really can find your own style with time and persistence! Plus yes, please don't follow all the trends, do what feels right for you.
    Lea, xx

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    1. TOTALLY AGREE! All the trends will never set you apart from other bloggers x

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    Xo Victoria
    www.vidcaria.blogspot.com

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Thank you, all your lovely comments make me smile!