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How I Take My Blog Photos

IMG_0227Brian kindly serves as my amateur photographer on the weekends and is responsible for the photos in posts like this, this and this. But when he’s not around, I snap all of the Legit Mom Style photos (as well as several photos for Instagram) by myself. If I’m not in the photo, that’s obviously easy to do. But if it’s a photo of me wearing something, well that gets tricky. I used to do one of two things…

  1. Attempt an outfit selfie, like this, which can work but doesn’t provide the whole picture and is a bit distorted. I still like this as an option, but only sometimes.
  2. Use a fancy camera to do it all. The camera was nice and it was easy to get a tripod set up, but it got annoying to take the photos, upload them, transfer them to my phone to edit (I’m addicted to A Color Story!), and then post them or upload them back to my computer. Too much unnecessary work!

Instead, I got an iPhone tripod and a simple remote clicker and it is the easiest blog photo-taking secret ever. (You can see the little clicker in my hand in the photo above.) No other people are necessary to take the photo, and my photos are already on my phone for editing and posting. Also, it’s a perfect thing to own for group photos—my girlfriends and I totally used it for this one when we were in Austin!

Anyway, if you are a fellow blogger or maybe even just a fellow mama who wants to be in more photos with her kids, I hope this makes your life easier like it did mine ;)



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    August 8, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    I keep thinking I need to get a mini tripod stand for my phone so I don’t need to take out my fancy camera/tripod… since that seems to take me FOREVER. Well, now done and done! Thanks for the recs :-)

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      Natalie Borton
      August 9, 2016 at 8:05 am

      You’re welcome! This one has flexible arms, too, so I’ve even attached it to a tree when I’ve needed to, haha.

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    August 8, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    This is awesome! I hadn’t thought of using a clicker. Such a cool investment!
    Thank you for sharing!
    -Caitlin – LemonadePressBlog.com

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    traci G
    August 8, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    OMGosh you are a genius! Ordering today!

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    August 8, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks for sharing! What a great idea, and the price isn’t bad at all.

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    Jenna @ Little Tomboy
    August 9, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Thanks for the tip…simple and affordable! I take all my photos on my iPhone, and this would have been great to have last year at Christmas when I tried (unsuccessfully) to get a photo of my husband and me in front of our tree.

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    August 14, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    This is so good to know! My husband takes some of my photos, but this is a great alternative. Thank you for sharing!!

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