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Beach Editorial Photoshoot

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Welcome to what I’m now calling Beach Week!

Recently we hit up some of our favorite spots in Wisconsin and on Lake Michigan and amidst the family fun, we still managed to sneak in some photoshoots, some being my all-time favorite photos ever.

I use an editorial calendar and plan out my content in advance and instead of trying to fit in my summer content with my fall content, I just thought I’d make this a whole week of summer content instead!

Not like you really need to know what my thought process is haha, but with all that being said, all you need to know is that I’m sharing my photos bit by bit and making this Beach Week! Let’s think of it as a last hurrah and nod to summer before we switch bikinis for beanies and shorts for scarves!

As you may know, I have a background in photography, along with a deep passion for it! Though my husband is the one physically snapping the picture, I set it up, direct, and edit, so I still feel fulfilled because I feel like I’m the one doing it! At times he says he’s just my human tripod, but he should get a bit more credit than that 😉

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Now a little bit behind the photographs: More and more I find myself drawn to editorial photography. It’s artistic, creative, maybe a little bit too edgy/inappro at times, but there’s room to push the limits and see what you can do. Though I like my outfits to be something you can recreate and not too “runway”, I like to put an editorial spin on these styled shoots!

I had originally wanted to do a golden hour shoot for that yummy glowing light you know I can’t get enough of, but a storm came through and instead of glow, I got clouds. If you want to get the best photos you can, you got to learn to adapt and not let “the bummers” get you down!

So instead, I decided to lean into “the moody”, by getting into the water and editing it in a moody way.

That’s another tip I have! Though I use the same preset for the majority of my photos, sometimes I stray if the photo calls for it. Consistency is good, but knowing what a photo “needs” is even better!

Though in the end, it’s good I went for moody, because there was no way I could smile haha. The water was COLD, but I’m so glad I went for it because doing that “extra thing” can really make your photo look “extra”!

Beach Editorial Photoshoot

beach editorial photography
beach editorial photography
beach editorial photography
beach editorial photography
beach editorial photography
beach editorial photography

dress is from Tyiva but I don’t recommend it | similar idea here

Hope you enjoyed this beach editorial photoshoot and stay tuned for the next post tomorrow in Beach Week!

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Carolyn Arentson
Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.