Lights, Camera, Action!

Happy Fri-YAY! I can’t believe more than a month has passed since I signed my contract to be a LuLaRoe fashion consultant! My on-boarding call should come in about two weeks. I’m so excited and busy getting prepared for a successful launch! This week’s focus has been on photographing LuLaRoe clothing pieces. I want my pictures to be clear and showcase the beauty of LuLaRoe clothes. Today is pretty chilly out so while my toddler is at school and baby is playing on the floor, I’m warm and toasty in my favorite LuLaRoe gear putting my mannequin hard to work showcasing my personal LLR wardrobe. I’ve always been a frugal, cheap mama so summer or winter I LOVE my Cassie pencil skirts! Worn as a skirt, tube top in the summer, or scarf it is such a versatile piece year round.  I recently splurged on a beautiful grey heathered Sarah cardigan that is the perfect layering piece and has POCKETS! Seriously, who doesn’t love pockets?! All my cheap cardigans from an unnamed big box store have been retired after completely unraveling last year so it was time for an update.

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Love, LOVE this gorgeous Sarah over a solid Classic Tee, printed Cassie, and black leggings. LuLaRoe from head to toe today! (Photography Credit: My two year old son)

 

Enough about today’s outfit for now though (I just love, LOVE my LuLaRoe so I get easily distracted lol), let’s talk photography. I’m going to have to come up with a name for mannequin before long as she’ll be putting in serious overtime once my initial package arrives. I’ve almost got my lighting kit settings just right. I have one umbrella light up higher and the other lower so there isn’t shadowing at the bottom of dresses. The small third light I’m learning I only need with certain colors. Otherwise the picture looks best with just the two umbrella lights. Surprisingly, my phone takes better pictures than my shoot and point Sony camera. Many consultants use a fancy backdrop and add boards with sizes, etc. to the picture. My personal opinion is that is SO busy. I don’t want shoppers to be looking at the background or signs. LuLaRoe clothes should be the star of every picture for online pop up boutiques. Other stuff is just a distraction from the clothes. I also prefer a solid white backdrop. Colors come through best and again, let the clothes shine. So I have a basic white sheet that my handy husband hung from a curtain rod for me in our laundry room. I don’t have a dedicated LuLaRoom in our current home (one day!!) so our spacious laundry room is where the pictures will be taken and clothing racks stored at the end of the day. Some consultants are successful in tiny studio apartments so anything is possible when it comes to space.

Last thing about pictures I’d like to share for now is the program I’m using to make the collages. There are so many to pick from and use. I currently like Fotor.com. I use the website on my laptop vs the app on my phone. I watched a great YouTube video on how to use this site and it is easy and not time consuming. Time is money so the quicker I can complete collages for online sales the better! Once you have the collage set how you want, you upload inventory pictures and size pictures then drag and drop. So simple! If you are a fellow consultant or quebie check the site out. Now that I feel good about how my photos are coming out and how to make my collages on the computer I feel ready for the 300+ pieces that should be arriving in a few weeks. No wasted time once inventory arrives. I’m set to go!

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