Hi friends! Welcome back! I am soooo so excited about this week's post. If you're an avid influencer follower like me, I'm sure you have seen the cute little picnic spread photo shoots that a lot of them are doing. I recently had the idea that I wanted to create one of my own. Little did I know, creating a full picnic spread complete with a basket, charcuterie board, cheese, meats, bread, fruit, crackers, flowers, wine, wine glasses, etc. is not very budget friendly. Do you guys know how much a good picnic basket costs? Entirely too much money, that's how much. I spent hours on several different sites trying to find affordable boards and baskets and everything was way more than I was willing to spend on props for one shoot. There I was thinking, do people really spend this kind of money on all of this stuff every time they have a picnic? I realized, after nearly having a breakdown and giving up on the whole thing, that most of those cute picnics we see are usually sponsored and paid for by brands which made me feel a lot better. In the end, I decided not to stress myself out and make the best out of it without breaking the bank. We found an inexpensive little basket on Amazon, ordered a sandwich from one of our local delis, picked up fresh flowers from Whole Foods, and the rest was stuff we already had at home. I don't know about you, but I think it turned out perfectly. So perfect, in fact, that it might even be my favorite shoot to date!
The moral of the story is that when you try too hard to do what other people are doing, you end up causing yourself more stress than is necessary. Using other photos as inspiration is awesome, but taking that inspo and doing things your own way can lead to even better results than you could have imagined. Sometimes less is more and in this case I think that is 100% true. In the real world, this is exactly what a picnic with me and Jason looks like, wine and a sandwich. Why pretend we need an entire charcuterie board that feeds 10 people? Anyway, that's my rant of the week. I got so into the logistics of the shoot that I forgot to mention my outfit which was the center of the whole idea. I got this cute little top way back in the beginning of spring, but haven't really had a chance to take pictures in it. I felt like it would be the perfect picnic top and figured I would get props that complimented the pretty pink color. Honestly, I am obsessed. All outfit details are listed below. Until next time, tootles sugar plums! Xoxo.
Top: Zara (size small. True to size)
Jeans: Agolde (size 25. True to size)
Shoes: Zara (sold out, but here is a similar pair)
Flowers: Whole foods
Camera Bag: Amazon