As bloggers, it’s easy to get swept up in needing everything to look perfect for our posts and social media but I’m here today to tell you, it’s not always perfect!
The behind the scenes is always fun, especially as a part-time blogger working with minimal equipment and extra space to work.
My coffee table is a part-time TV stand, part-time coffee table and part-time photo studio.
And while our photos may look put together and clean, things aren’t always clean…things get messy. A lot messy. 😉
So enjoy the behind the scenes, the mess and the creative ways to make things work.
Meanwhile, if you’re a blogger, I want to know how you make things work behind the scenes?
Love this! On werkends when I take pictures, I often put my food on the floor in front of my patio blinds as it has the best light.
I totally do that too!
I always use white posterboard or our countertop as my background. It’s so hard to get the “good light hour” when you work full time haha.
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I’ve been meaning to get some white poster board to make a similar setup but haven’t yet. Thanks for the reminder! 😉
Hahah this is too true! I like to think my blog looks pretty but the room I’m working in… that’s another story! (Never mind the sweats I’m in and the state of my hair!) Thanks for sharing this little reminder… we do all look pretty “perfect” online but the behind the scenes is funny to think about!
haha girl, no judgements! You should see me 90% of the time…;)
i have a really old and unstable table i dedicate to taking photos..also, i have used lots and lots of random things for my background.
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Ha, I love this! Thanks, Katie! xxx
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I love this idea!
i love this post 🙂 reading blog posts about blogging are always my favorite!
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Loved reading this, Katie. Ain’t that the truth? I haven’t gone to lengths to buy a white backdrop yet but I sense it coming.
The struggle is real. Have a great day my friend. xo
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Yep, this is my life too! I take photos next to our back door on the floor, usually surrounded by kids, crumbs and toys. I almost ALWAYS have to photoshop dog hair out of my pictures! Such is life!
Such a fun post! So many people don’t realize the food blogger struggles!! LOL!
Yesssss! And my baby and toddler don’t nap during the “good light” time so I either have them wiggling the tripod and in the corner of every pic- or I am taking pics after bedtime!
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YES – I love behind the scenes. I blog full-time but take almost ALL my food photos on the ground. #nowindowproblems 🙂 I think the next time I purchase a house, floor to ceiling windows will be a requirement.
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I photograph next to the window on top of my daughter’s play stove and yes, it’s always messy! Amazing how you can manipulate things to look a million times cooler than they are but hey, we’re bloggers, it’s what we do right??
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Your post made me laugh because it is so true! My kids make fun of some of the places that I put food in order to get good shots of it! Anything in our house is a potential prop or backdrop!! Love this!
What a fun idea! I may have to jump on board this!
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I laughed when you talk about your coffee table. In my house it is the end table by the couch. Family calls it my nest.
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haha love this!! 🙂 Great idea for the tv stand!
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Great thoughts and tips!
Pillows and carpeting are often my backdrop! And that wicker backdrop that I often use? It is a storage cube!
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