Blog Photography Tips: How To Get Your Husband/Boyfriend to Take Your Photos

Blog Photography Tips: How To Get Your Husband/Boyfriend to Take Your Photos by social media influencer Life By Lee Blog Photography Tips: How To Get Your Husband/Boyfriend to Take Your Photos by social media influencer Life By LeeBlog Photography Tips: How To Get Your Husband/Boyfriend to Take Your Photos by social media influencer Life By Lee Blog Photography Tips: How To Get Your Husband/Boyfriend to Take Your Photos by social media influencer Life By Lee Blog Photography Tips: How To Get Your Husband/Boyfriend to Take Your Photos by social media influencer Life By Lee Blog Photography Tips: How To Get Your Husband/Boyfriend to Take Your Photos by social media influencer Life By LeeHappy Monday friends! I’m so sorry for my lack of posting on Friday. These past few weeks have been really hard with me being so sick. I finally got on an antibiotic that is helping, and I’m so happy. Being sick for two weeks in a row is a total downer! This is also why I haven’t been posting much to Instagram. I haven’t had a chance to get out and take any outfit photos. Luckily I will be back at it this week!

Today I’m excited to share a guest post with you from my husband, Dylan. Dylan is such a huge supporter of my blog. He’s been by my side since the beginning of this journey, and I’m so blessed to have his support. If you are looking to have your husband or boyfriend take your blog/instagram photos, I think these blog photography tips will help!

Take it away Dylan!

Hey Guys, I’m Dylan! I’ve been taking her photos now for over 2 years. At the beginning, it was a bit stressful. We were unorganized; I had no idea what I was doing, and she needed great photos.

As with any relationship, there’s give and take, and you want to make sure you make it easy for each other, so if you want to get your boyfriend or husband to take photos for you, you’re going to need to make the process easier on them. Below I’ve listed my top blog photography tips on how to get your boyfriend or husband to take your photos for you.

1. Set a Regular Weekly Time to Take Photos

Before we set a regular weekly time to do photo shoots, they were much more stressful.  Lee would come to me saying she needed me to take her photos today for a blog post tomorrow, but I didn’t always have time.  Once we set a weekly schedule of when we were going to be taking photos, it became much less stressful.  I had the time set aside, and Lee knew when she had to have all of her outfits ready each week.

2. Have Examples of The photos You’d Like

Especially when I first started taking Lee’s photos, I knew very little about what types of shots she wanted from me. You don’t realize how much there is to think about until you’re trying to do it yourself.  I was taking photos she didn’t like, and her trying to describe them to me wasn’t working very well.  What worked the best was when she gave me examples of all the different types of shots she liked. It made it much easier to visualize what she wanted.

3. Have Your Locations Picked Out

Before each scheduled photo shoot, have your locations for your photos picked out. Many times we’d be driving around looking for good locations to shoot longer than it would have even taken to get the photos done.  Having your location chosen makes the whole process easier and less stressful.

4. Make it Enjoyable for Him

It’s easy to be demanding when you’re having your photos taken.  You know what types of photos you want to get, and you want to make sure they look good, but be patient and give him some creative control.

For me, the more I learned about all the different types of settings, lenses, and cameras, the more it became an interesting challenge for me to try to get the best shots, and for Lee, it’s much more convenient for me to take her photos most of the time, especially when we’re traveling or are taking photos at home.

At this point, I actually enjoy taking photos for Lee, and I think that is a big reason why I’m still doing it.  We both learned what was important to each other and try to make it fun.

We still use other photographers, but even today I’m still shooting at least 75% of her photos. If you need any blog photography tips, or have any questions go ahead and leave them for me here in the comments, and I’ll answer them!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today guys. Have a great day!

33 Comments

  1. Anastasia on January 23, 2017 at 7:43 am

    How do you get them to think that taking pictures is important? I feel like my bf just takes a pic and think’s thats it. I try explain the importance of light and angles and whatnot, but he just doesn’t get it…

    • Lee Anne on January 23, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Ahhh… yeah I understand that. Once I started earning income on my blog and Instagram Dylan learned that there is a science to all of the madness. Crappy photos don’t book sponsored gigs with brands, so you have to get them to realize that 🙂

  2. Nicole Leffew on January 23, 2017 at 7:56 am

    My husband says the same things! So sweet of him to write this! Love it!!

  3. Saprina D on January 23, 2017 at 7:56 am

    This is a great post. Sometimes I have to rope my son into taking my photos! I especially like the idea of having a set day and time. If I give him enough notice he might just do it with out complaining!

  4. Taylor Aube on January 23, 2017 at 8:26 am

    This is such a great post! Where would any of us be without our Instagram husbands?! 😛
    http://stopdropandvogue.com

  5. Hillary on January 23, 2017 at 8:58 am

    This is a great post Lee/Dylan! Thanks for the tips! My friend/co-worker takes my photos on our lunch breaks. We’ve set certain days during the week that we do them and I created a Pinterest board of samples of pictures I liked so he’d have a better idea. But in the beginning, it was a bit of a struggle trying to understand each other and I admittedly was probably pretty demanding! Lol

    ~Hillary
    http://www.styleinasmalltown.com

  6. Chelsea on January 23, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Thanks for sharing, Dylan! Lee is SO lucky to have you! My fiancé hates taking my photos. It stresses him out. I’ve tried to make it fun but he just isn’t motivated and is so impatient. He will take like one photo and think it’s good enough lol. Maybe if I show him this and provide more pictures for him, it will go more smoothly! Until then, I’m paying a photographer, which is NOT cheap.

  7. Kelssey Layton on January 23, 2017 at 9:16 am

    SUCH a great post! My husband takes my photos and there has definitely been a lot of trial and error through the process. Lots to learn still but we’ve def made progress!

  8. Desi on January 23, 2017 at 9:29 am

    This is a fantastic post! I love the suggestion to prepare photos for inspiration before the shoot. Trying to explain to my husband what I want in a picture makes everything so difficult.

  9. Sam @ The Haunted Housewife on January 23, 2017 at 10:21 am

    I’ve been sneakily trying to teach my husband how to use a DSLR in manual specifically for this reason lol! Setting a weekly time is a fantastic idea, too. Also: Your hair color is goals right now!!

  10. Neely Moldovan on January 23, 2017 at 10:26 am

    I love this. Andrew takes all of my photos(and edits them) and thank god he’s patient. I have found that when I have a plan, a list, and locations it goes so much better. The times I am not organized we bicker a lot more!

  11. Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels on January 23, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Such great tips! I am so envious that Dylan takes your photos. 4.5 years later, and my husband still has yet to take 1! He gets so stressed lol!

  12. Tiffani at Breton Bay on January 23, 2017 at 11:11 am

    This is such a great post…especially because your husband wrote those words himself!! My husband was my initial photographer but I had to fire him…hahaha. But, if I had used Dylan’s points from the beginning, we may still be working together. I think showing him examples is KEY as well as a schedule time…I mean that’s what you would do with a prof photographer, right?!?!

    GREAT POST

    xoxo
    Tiffani
    http://www.tiffaniatbretonbay.com

  13. Logan on January 23, 2017 at 11:17 am

    I love this outfit! Those sunnies are so adorable!

  14. Lauren Sheriff on January 23, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Yes to this! #4 was the hardest for me for my hubby. Sometimes I would be demanding since I knew what I wanted. But since I’ve shown him examples and gave him control it’s been so much easier to work together, and the photos have turned out a lot better too!

  15. Ryan | A Polished Palate on January 23, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    I love this post! This is a struggle for my husband and I and it often creates tension. Maybe taking an approach using these tips will make things go a little smoother. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Nina on January 23, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    This is a great post! Sharing examples has been so key for us, I must not do a very good job of explaining what I want 🙂

    xx Nina
    http://www.theHSSfeed.com

  17. Kristen Kavan on January 23, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I’m so glad you are starting to feel better.i complain about my husband not wanting to take pictures but this is super helpful. I usually do ask him to take pictures right before we leave somewhere. A schedule is key! Thanks!

  18. Cori on January 23, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    This was something we had to work on for a long time, haha! Once he found his confidence, it got much easier.

  19. Maggie on January 23, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    What a great outfit! and I love these tips for photography!

    Maggie
    http://www.polishedclosets.com

  20. Ashley on January 23, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    What a sweet post! My husband takes my photos too! These are fantastic tips! I’m definitely going to be shar By these with him!

  21. Lauryn Hock on January 23, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    This is brilliant! I can’t get my husband to take my photos hahahah

    xo, Lauryn
    Lauryncakes

  22. Sharon Wu on January 23, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Love your outfit babe! My boyfriend takes my photos too hehe 🙂 xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com

  23. Jam on January 24, 2017 at 4:19 am

    very inspiring , thanks for this , so in love 🙂
    http://WWW.TRAVELWITHJAM.COM

  24. Leah Goldglantz on January 24, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Love these tips – thanks so much for sharing! What kind of camera do you use? Love your photos!

  25. jen on January 24, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Lol, I make my 13 year old and my husband take my photos!
    xo
    jen
    effortlesseverydaystyle.com

  26. Patricia @ Grab a Plate on January 24, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Love your look AND tips for having your (in my case) husband involved! You’re definitely organized, and that’s half the battle, right? Great post!

  27. morgan on January 24, 2017 at 10:18 am

    LOVE this outfit! And such great tips xx

    http://www.liliesandlambs.com

  28. Jessica Sheppard on January 24, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Love this post. Such a good idea with great tips…a fun way to get it done and have time together.

  29. letsdolifestyle on January 24, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. being sick is never fun. This was such a helpful post. Thanks for sharing. http://www.letsdolifestyle.com

  30. Rachel on January 25, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Such a great post!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

  31. Amanda Kruse on January 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    My husband does such a good job taking my photos! He suggests different poses but sometimes gets annoyed when I say “take another one.” haha

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  32. Olivia on January 27, 2017 at 9:01 am

    I love this! I’ll have to try some of these! Right now I have friends/other bloggers take my photos, but it would be so convenient to just have my boyfriend take them, especially the photos I take at home!

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