If you are anything like me, you love celebrating special occasions! This is especially true when it comes to birthdays! I love that birthday celebrations give you a chance to reflect on everything you've accomplished in the past year. I also love that birthdays give you an excuse to get all dolled up + be surrounded by loved ones!
I usually plan my birthday outfit ahead of time (#dontjudgeme lol) + had so much fun picking it out this year! I'm excited to share with you the pieces that I chose to wear so keep reading!
step one pick your outfit
For my birthday, I always want to wear something bright + fun but also comfortable. I absolutely hate being stuck in an outfit that I want to take off immediately after putting on! That's why I usually look for dresses that are flowy, colorful, + flattering.
Here are the exact pieces I wore for my instagram worthy birthday photoshoot:
• Love Antidote Dress in Pink Floral by Showpo
• Fisherman Cleated Sandals by Boohoo
• 14K Gold Coin Moon Multilayered Necklace by Amazon
(psst... product links below image!)
YOU'D LOOK GREAT IN THIS TOO!
step two location, timing, and props
The second most important thing to do when planning an instagram worthy birthday photoshoot is to find a good location, time to shoot, + fun props!
Your location should compliment the colors in your outfit. For example, me, this dress wouldn't have popped as much if I had my pictures taken in front of an orange wall or inside my house. Instead, I shot in front of a white wall! This wall is actually just outside of a random hair salon near my house! Just get in your car + drive around to find a location, even if it's not somewhere you'd normally go. You'll probably find some pretty cool places!
TIME OF DAY
Time of day for all photoshoots, not just birthday ones lol, is crucial! Even if your outfit + location are on point, lighting can make or break an awesome photoshoot. I usually shoot in the morning or the evening when the sun is not so harsh. So take that into consideration!
It's your birthday so go buy a balloon! Or a whole bunch of balloons!
step three editing
Have fun with your birthday pictures! Let loose, play with poses, + be your silly self. Those are the pictures that are going to turn out the best.
But if you want to add a more professional look to your pictures like mine, you are going to need proper editing tools. Luckily, I've created my own presets (aka filters that transform your picture in one click!) that you can now download + use on your own pictures. I also teach you how to use the presets as well.
And one last thing... happy birthday! Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you get incredible birthday pictures + that my tips are helpful to you.
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