Need last minute New Year’s Eve party inspiration? I’ve got just the thing for you. Check my favorites of the New Year’s Eve photos that I captured at my very first styled photo shoot.
Note: This is the second part of a two-part series about my first styled photo shoot. Make sure to check out part one to see more great photos from the MPLS Creatives Photo Shoot.
Before we jump into the photos, this is a New Year’s theme after all so it’s only fitting to reflect on what I learned from this opportunity:
- Your shots will be awesome if you work with some awesome people – since I’ve never worked with models before, it was really lucky that these girls knew what was up. I’m forever grateful. They both made it seem so effortless!
- Always take more photos than you think you need with different settings/lighting/etc. – this one got me down a bit. I know that some of the shots, especially with the shiny background could have been better. But now I know what does and doesn’t work for my camera. Plus now I have ideas for next time.
- What you think is going to be your favorite shot probably won’t be. – I thought for sure the bar cart would be my favorite. Turns out, the last photos with the white wall in the background are my absolute favorite. Both girls look stunning.
- Have fun! – The only reason I got back into photography was because I enjoyed it. It’s important to remember to have fun, even while you’re in the middle of something you’ve never done before and especially if it feels super nerve racking.
Without further ado, I present my favorite New Year’s themed photos that I took:
I know I keep saying this but, I feel so lucky to have gotten to work with all of these ladies! It may have been my first styled shot but I know for sure that we’d never have been able to pull it off if they weren’t all so awesome. I can’t wait to see what we come up with next.
To see more of the photos from the event, make sure to follow #MPLSCreativesPhotoShoot on Instagram, and check out everyone involved in the MPLS Creatives Photo Shoot:
- Wardrobe styling by Jess Burke of Well Layered (@well_layered)
- Party supplies and styling by Sprinkles & Confetti (@sprinkles_and_confetti)
- Venue courtesy of Anahata Collaborative (@anahata_collaborative)
- Hair and makeup by Stephanie Domrose of EmbeauMN (@embeaumn)
- Floral design by Amie Flaherty of Oak and Lily Studios (@oakandlilystudios)
- Additional photography by Kristie Martin of Kristie J Martin Photography (@kristiejmartin)
So, which of these are your favorites? Let me know in the comments below.