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Behind the Scenes of Charleston Weekender

Managing my social media is an aspect of my business I really enjoy, & I hope when other people see my Instagram you get inspired to have more fun and decorate your life.  I always like to know what goes on behind the scenes when I see pretty photos I like, so I thought I would share some of my tips and the reality of what it often takes to get "postable" photos.  Luckily I often work with some great photographers that make magic happen, but other times it is myself or my husband behind my iPhone trying to get the perfect angle or touching that dang screen until it lights up enough.  I was just scrolling through my photos and found it comical just HOW many pictures I sometimes take to get a good one. Enjoy this little look at what goes into one picture sometimes, starting with me struggling way too hard to hold that champagne glass from the photo above:

Well, that was fun. I hope you laughed out loud as much as I did at how frightening some of those hat on my face photos were!  So now that I have a decent photo, I'm still not quite finished.  For a business Instagram account, I think some simple editing from an app really makes a big difference.  A lot of people like VSCO, but I really love how user friendly the editing app "Snapseed" is. Here is a Snapseed Tutorial, but if you just download the free app there is a little intro video that will teach you the basics.  The article's before an after is a good example of how I often lighten up my photos or add saturation to make the colors pop:

Furthermore, why do I even care to put all this effort into one picture?  Social media is a HUGE part of my online business.  Probably 90% of what I sell in my shop can be directly linked back to what I've posted recently.  The little face below sold me more than 10 hats last weekend, so I'd say having the best photos possible is very important for any business Instagram account!  Check out more tips in my upcoming Business for Instagram class at Mosa Boutique 6-8, August 24th!  You can purchase your spot here, or opt for a 1 on 1 consultation here.