Batching Content Tips: How To Plan Your Instagram Pictures

 

This post is sponsored by Cascadian Farm. As always, all opinions are my own. 

When I first launched my blog, I didn’t even know what a content calendar was. Instead of planning my content in advance, Vagner and I would take pictures every day when he got home from work. Over time, I realized that he was annoyed about sacrificing his evenings, and I was exhausted from having a photoshoot every single day.

We still have days where I’ll have him take a quick picture on me, but these days, we usually shoot anywhere from three to five outfits when we go out to take pictures! He only has to give up a couple hours of his day, and I get all the pictures I need. Win/win.

Want to get better at batching content? Here are four tips to help.

1. Plan Out Your Outfits Ahead Of Time

Call me obnoxious, but I bring a suitcase with me if we’re shooting more than one outfit. It’s much easier than keeping an outfit change in the car, and you can change in public bathrooms when it’s time for the next look.

2. Bring Snacks and Water

If you’re going to be shooting for a long time in the sun, you’ll get hungry and thirsty. Photoshoots on empty stomachs are not fun (ask me how I know). Cascadian Farm Fruit-Infused bars are delicious and nutritious, so I actually feel satisfied after eating one, and they hold me over until it’s time for an actual meal.

They also come in a ton of different flavors, so there’s literally something for everyone. That’s a win/win in my book. 

3. Scout Locations on Google Maps

Instead of just wandering around aimlessly, hoping to find a cool wall to shoot in front of, I check out neighborhoods on Google Maps and plan out exactly where I want to take pictures. Efficiency is a major key.

4. Do Something Fun Afterward

Whether you’re shooting with a photographer, a loved one or a friend, treat yourself after the shoot is over! Vagner and I usually go to dinner or go home to watch a movie once we’re done batching content — after all, it’s hard work!

 

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