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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Tips and Tricks for A Glam Bedroom Shot

You’ve seen them on your Instagram feed. The hotel or bedroom shots with your favorite influencer in a towel or plush robe on the bed looking lavish and luxe while enjoying room service with fresh fruit and bubbly. #bestlife
Well yours truly, @thechicpaige tried my own glam hotel photo shoot for the gram and I love how the images turned out! It wasn’t all glam tho. First moments of the shoot were just me awkwardly fumbling to gracefully situate myself on the bed, figuring out what poses worked, and what items to place on the bed. I finally got into a good flow and figured out what worked so I thought why not share a few tips and tricks.

Outfit on the bed. Determine what you want to wear in the shot. Will you be in a lacy body suit or a plush robe? I chose a feminine bodysuit from topshop because it was lingerie-esque and because I didn’t order a robe from Amazon and had work with what I had.
The Accessories 
I suggest grabbing your favorite magazine, sunglasses, and some sort of colorful and instagrammable food. Flip the magazine open to an image that looks fancy (perfume or sunglasses ads are great for this) and bonus points if the images match colors on the bed or what you may be wearing. For the food: if you ordered room service it will already look aesthetically pleasing but if you brought your own food (like how I did) you will need to put it on a nice plate. Put the sunglasses on the bed or wear them in a few of the shots. 
The bed is the go location obviously but scope out if other areas in the room are IG worthy. You could stand by cool piece of art or lamp or sit in a fancy chair if is there is one. 
Vogue – strike a pose
Most challenging part is looking natural in this very staged setting but no worries these are fool proof.

Legs for days pose
Sit on the bed on your butt with one or both legs extended (your choice). Angle your legs to one of the corners of the bed. You can look down slightly to make it seem like you are reading your magazine, stretch your arms out to reach like you are putting on moisturizer, or be bold and look dead at the camera. 

Propped up pose
Sit on your knees on the bed. Then sit to the left side or right side (whatever is most comfy for you). Think of something funny and laugh a little. Hold your sunglasses, some of the food, or the magazine to add some movement to the shots. 

On your toes pose

If you are standing, stand on your toes to make your legs look longer and put one foot in front of the other. You can hold on to a wall or  to help keep your balance if you're feeling unsteady.

These tips will definitely help you but ultimately feeling comfortable and confident is the key to any photoshoot!

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