3 Steps To Getting The Perfect Shot

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3 tips for getting the perfect shot

. . without a ‘proper’ photographer. As you’ll know good old Sue Crowe AKA MUM is my photographer and I’ve noticed of recent that people are starting to think she’s a genuine photographer. Don’t stop she loves it.

Anyway, me and Mum are both no experts but I thought today I would share my tips on how we’ve come to create images that people think are taken by a real life photographer, hopefully helping you to do the same!

1 – Use someone you’re comfortable with

And who loves you, i.e. – has the patience. Sometimes shoots can be 5 minutes long, sometimes it can take 5 minutes to get that shot. I suggest using someone who has the love and patience to help you to get the perfect shot!

It’s also important that you feel comfortable in front of the person who’s shooting your pictures. Once you’ve been doing it for a while you just don’t care, but it can be daunting when you’re not used to it so having someone you feel comfortable with is super important!

2 – Take inspiration

Let me be clear that there is a fine line between taking inspiration from and copying. But I would definitely recommend taking screenshots of certain styles you like or if theres a shot you want to get! Pinterest and magazines are great for this. I have a whole secret folder for photography inspiration on my Pinterest account!

3 – Be clear & line up the shot if necessary

Give super clear instructions, people can’t read your mind. . remember that! For getting the perfect shot it’s also a good idea to line the shot up first so you get the framing you want. Remember said friend, boyfriend, family member is not a photographer and may not notice the ugly brown garage door that so doesn’t go with your instagram feed the same as you would!

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I had to style an outfit up with my new favourite shoesies from Public Desire. Can we just appreciate the fact that they now do glove shoes in an array of colours for £27.99!? Hallelujah, we spoke and the shoe gods listened!

I think with a statement gold shoe like this it’s good to play it down with a casual outfit and what better way to style it than with my new top from New Look? I’m loving all of these light jacket style tops with the lace up front and embroidery. I feel like they’re the perfect way to feel summery at the moment – when it’s not summery at all!

Fueling My Glove shoe obsession

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All photography by Sue Crowe




  1. Caroline Malone
    28th June 2016 / 9:30 am

    Your mum is an amazing photographer! I tried getting my mum to take outfit posts for me and it was an absolute disaster! Although framing up the shots and actually verbally telling her what I want are good tips! xx


    • Sinead
      28th June 2016 / 5:44 pm

      Definitely and once you’ve done it a few times they seem to get the hang of it a bit more! Inspo is also the best as they can get it perfect then!

  2. Megan Clarke
    28th June 2016 / 7:22 pm

    Love this, I had no idea your mum took your photos! I’ll have to get my photographer, i.e my boyfriend, to read this!

    • Sinead
      8th July 2016 / 9:43 pm

      Yes definitely! You totally should! my Mum has learnt well. . she obviously had a great teacher . .

  3. Robyn Taylor
    28th June 2016 / 9:45 pm

    Love your photos as always gal! Plus that top is everythingggggg!

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

    • Sinead
      8th July 2016 / 9:43 pm

      Thanks baby gal! I love it I wish it came in white and black too!

  4. 28th June 2016 / 10:52 pm

    I want to do outfit shots, but my boyfriend laughs/messes around even taking an Instagram photo for me, so I’d be genuinely shocked if I ever post an outfit pic!! Haha x

    Natasha Kendall

    • Sinead
      8th July 2016 / 9:42 pm

      OMG I know me too thats why I roped my Mum in! or you should totally look at the local college or something for photographers hun!

    • Sinead
      8th July 2016 / 9:41 pm

      Thanks so much hun! x

  5. Ellen Smith
    29th June 2016 / 5:57 pm

    These tips will come in super handy Sinéad!
    I always work with a guy I’ve been friends with for years so I am fairly comfortable.
    He is also doing film making in college so it helps! We haven’t got together to do an outfit post in awhile though!

    I love the outfit you’re wearing by the way!


    • Sinead
      8th July 2016 / 9:38 pm

      Thanks so much Ellen! I hope you can put them to good use!!!! x

    • Sinead
      8th July 2016 / 9:37 pm

      Thanks hun! I know isn’t it beautiful! I still can’t get over it was £10! I wish they did it in more colours I would get it in them all!

  6. 30th June 2016 / 7:17 am

    Such a good and helpful post! I definitely need to remember to give clearer and better instructions to my personal photographer aka my little brother 🙂 xx

    • Sinead
      8th July 2016 / 9:36 pm

      haha isn’t it funny who we get to do it for us? I wish I had a little brother to make do it for me but unfortunately I’m the baby of the family and the dog just isn’t that good at the angles!!!

  7. Sinead
    8th July 2016 / 9:39 pm

    He is a keeper! My boyfriend throws a tantrum at taking a quick ootd shot for instagram…. HOLD ONTO THAT MAN!

  8. 15th July 2016 / 11:27 am

    I loved reading this, your mum is a natural! The area you live in looks so pretty too <3 xx

    • Sinead
      19th July 2016 / 11:41 am

      Ah thanks so much hun! Isn’t she just! I bet she wishes she never offered to do it that one time now! haha! I live in a small town in Lincolnshire and its so pretty you’re right!! I always feel super lucky to live here!

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