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My husband takes the majority of my photos... unless someone is taking my photos for trade work. Having a #boyfriendphotographer (at least one in the making) has its perks. It also has its downsides.
For instance... we have different ideas of what photos should look like. I think a fashion blog should have a certain aesthetic... one of those being a "street style" look. This means that the subject in the photos does everyday poses in an urban area. Such as walking.
Today when we took these pictures, I mentioned a walking photo... our conversation went something like this:
ME: "Okay, now I am just going to walk and you can just shoot, take as many pictures as you can."
HIM: "I don't understand your fascination with walking pictures."
ME: "It's called street style, it looks the coolest in photos, rather than just standing and smiling like a mannequin."
We took the photos, both a little hurt. I felt like my ideas were being questioned, he felt like his creative reign over the photography was being squashed.

This later led to an hour long conversation in the warm car on our driveway, where it seems most serious de-escalation talks happen. It was interesting to share our different views of fashion blogs. Spencer of course doesn't read fashion blogs, and I am immersed in the blogging world.

 From his perspective, there are so many "sheep" in the fashion world. One person decides a to wear a floppy hat (for example) someone else thinks that is cool, and next thing you know, everyone is wearing floppy hats. "Wouldn't it be cooler to be the person that came up with that trend?" He asked, and then went on, "Almost all fashion blogs have a white background, what's up with that?" From a business and marketing perspective, don't we want flashy names and eye-catching websites?

From my perspective fashion is like art. You find your niche, you have a style, and you run with it. Other people can influence you, and of course your are going to work with the supplies your can get your hands on (what's in stores). To answer his question, I told him that, "To be a trendsetter, you have to be like an inventor, finding something that has never been done before, or reinventing something that has." This of course isn't easy. Instead, I told him that fashion to me is how your put your outfits together. It isn't about the pieces you are wearing, but how they are styled. What makes you unique is the shapes you form, the patterns and textures you mix. As for the white background, it's what sells the best for fashion. If we had flashy backgrounds, it would distract from our creative outfits. 
I am not even sure why I wanted to share this little conversation of ours. Take it as you want.
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42 comments:

  1. Your conversation sounds hilarious! I've been in the same boat with my boyfriend who has his own ideas of what good photos for the blog should look like!

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    1. Hahaha it wasn't hilarious at the time, but now looking back it sure is! Glad you can understand!

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  2. Love the texture of the brick wall and paint - so much to look at and think about.

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    1. Definitely! I was so happy to move back to the city where there are different textures like this!

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  3. Such a cute look...and I love the photography!

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  4. Haha, I've definitely had the same conversations with my husband!

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  5. The urban pics are definitely edgier and look trendier.

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  6. J'adore your style! I don't have any vegan leather joggers, but I think I'll try to replicate your look this week. I'm a mom of three boys, and I get in a fashion rut sometimes - but this was a great inspiration! And you and your hubby sound so cute together!

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  7. He does a great job doing your photography! I love your outfit.

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    1. Thank you! He gets better and better all the time.

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  8. Amazing pictures like always! Love your outfit!

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  9. I've always wanted easy access to someone who could take photos for my blog but I never thought about what happens if you disagree with him on vision!

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  10. Love your perception & style! Great photos. Thanks for sharing your conversation, hilarious!

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  11. Love that jacket! Thanks for sharing an inside look at "behind the blog"!

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    1. Thanks for reading! Blogging isn't so glamourous after all;)

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  12. I love your shoes. I'm getting online to find them now. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you! They really are one of my top choices-- they go with everything and are comfortable.

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  13. It is fun to hear about your discussion! I love the photos!

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  14. Funny convo! I always feel awkward when my husband takes photos of me, which is silly since we've been together for over 14 years and of course have shared SO MUCH together, ha.

    Jenn, x@jenn.nu
    http://www.jenn.nu

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    1. That is so silly! I am sure you look great anyway.

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  15. I enjoyed the shared conversation. I think husbands are programmed that way because my hubby hardly sees eye to eye with me.

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    1. HAH so true! Men and women just see things differently.

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  16. Interesting conversation. It's good to talk things out and explain things both ways. People really do have different ideas about things a lot of the time. Your pictures look nice. You and your husband both did a good job. God bless! :)

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    1. Talking it out is always the best choice. Thank you for the compliments!

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  17. I completely agree with Jenn I always feel awkward when my husband takes photos of me! But he's not a photographer so we never really took many photos of each other our entire time together, it would be so fun though! And I completely understand the differences of vision :)

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    1. Mine isn't a photographer either, he is just forced to take pictures of me;)

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  18. That conversation...Lol It sounds a lot like the conversations I have with my husband sometimes.

    You always pick great outfits. I have no sense of style unfortunately so I pick jeans. They go with pretty everything. :-)

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    1. OH trust me, jeans are the majority of my daily outfits. So practical. Thanks for the compliment!

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  19. I love the look. I love the background as well. The photos are amazing, but the look is even better.

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  20. Oo this is the perfect backdrop for the 'urban' look. I did chuckle at your artistic differences, me and my other half often have conversations along those lines!! Hilarious!

    Thanks for stopping by my little old blog too, I've joined your linkup, nice to meet new bloggers!
    x

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  21. Such a cool outfit! I love the printed blazer and the boots. Really great mix of edgy and chic!

    http://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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