September 12, 2016

Photoshoot Weekend!

Hiya!

How are ya? How was your weekend? I hope you had a good one and are looking forward to a great week ahead. It seems like my weekend posts might be making a comeback. I'm not promising anything but on the weekends I have activities, I WILL post follow-up recaps. Sound good to you? Okay, let's catwalk into this post and the new week.

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Saturday was basically my whole weekend, as I had a couple of activities that involved photo shoots. But before that started, I was scheduled to host a Facebook Live Tour on the African Bloggers and Content Creators Facebook group at 11am. I also had a baby shower to attend, also at 11am. And there was a Blogger meet-up/photo shoot organized by the Bloggers of ATL network - which was also scheduled for, you guessed it - 11AM! I literally had 3 things to do at the same time.

I thought about postponing the Facebook Live Tour, but that would have been the second time I'd done that and I didn't want them to think I was an unserious person. So I headed to the location for the Blogger photo shoot, and decided to just go ahead with my presentation on Facebook. It was my first time of doing Facebook Live, but it's quite similar to Periscope, which I have done before. I liked how interactive the viewers were. I basically talked about my Blogging journey, and confessed that recently I have thought about quitting more and more. I also talked about balancing family with transparency on the blog.

Right after I was done, Cakes and I ran into Piedmont Park for the photo shoot. Luckily, they had started late, and I got there just in time. Unfortunately, it was VERY hot and the photos were taken outside, so I had to rush my photos. I did my makeup, planned to have my natural hair out, but it wasn't cooperating, and so I wore my new wig.


I had also been asked if I would help take photos at the baby shower I was supposed to be attending. After rushing through the photo shoot at Piedmont Park, Cakes and I hurriedly left and headed to the baby shower. I met up with my sister, niece and cousin there and it was nice to hang out with them. Right after the event, we got up to our own mini photo shoot outside before leaving for home.








I convinced Cakes to get in the photos too, since our outfits kinda matched. I've told you how he said he really dislikes it when couples wear matching clothes right? LOL!





FYI - If you're in the Atlanta area, and you want similar outfits to ours, shoot me an email and we'll organize them for you! My email address is berrydakara@gmail.com

I pretty much spent the whole of Sunday editing photos. I'm half thinking about possibly doing photography on the side for extra income. We'll see what happens with that. Let's hope it doesn't end up like this other venture.

The photos from the Bloggers of ATL shoot will be available in a couple of weeks I think. Once they're ready, I will post them here of course. And that was my weekend of photo shoots.

I hope you have a lovely week. God bless, hugs and plenty kisses!

24 comments:

  1. Look at all that glowy skin! - my reaction to your family pictures. Glad everything worked out well in the end!

    On the side hustle, you absolutely should. No matter what, you'll have experience, an extra income, built more connections...etc.

    Cheers,
    Vivian
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    1. Hahaha @ glowing. Thank you very much - on their behalf as well.

      Girl, I'm seriously considering it. Starting out free to build experience and all that.

      Thanks!

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  2. Oh that's ur cousin who did ur makeup some months ago :-)
    Berry, ur looking nice. I really like the fit of this outfit on you
    Photography's a good side business, but what about your acting? I watched a short video of you some time ago, where you acted as the mother of a guy who wanted to marry an african American, or something like that... I thought you were really good! I hope we'll get to see more acting from you

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    1. That's her sister actually. I'm surprised you thought it was her, cos I don't think they even look alike.

      Thanks for the compliment. I know I'm making more of them for myself and to sell as well.

      Hmm. The acting. I don't even know o. I actually did something here in Atlanta a few months ago, but I don't know if my part will be in the movie or not. If it is, I'll point it out to anyone who wants to watch it. Thanks though :D

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  3. Hugs right back! I love when couples unintentionally match! And the wig looks really nice Berry! Yes to a side hustle biko. And the bae in blue loooks soooo familiar. Did she go to QC? Or maybe she's just familiar from your blog!

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    1. Thanks, thanks, and thanks. That's my cousin and yes, she did go to QC. She and her sisters, one of them was the one that did my natural glam makeup.

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  4. Seems like you had a packed Saturday. I'm with Cakes on the matching outfits. I am not a fan. :-)

    I think the side hustle thing is a great idea. A friend of mine started doing photography in grad school as a hobby. By the time he was graduating, he was getting paid to take photos of events in his school. He was even able to upgrade his equipment. It can definitely work out for you.

    Have a great week!

    Don't Touch the Hair

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    1. LOL! You're the first female that doesn't like it. I mean, I don't love the matching but if it's done in a way that isn't obvious, I like it.

      You see your friend?! I can be like your friend! I should get started.

      Have a pretty week too!

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  5. Awww lovely pictures! Cute matching outfits, you two!
    Happy to see that you got everything done and could still smile for the camera.
    Have a blessed new week, sweetie!

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    1. Thanks Precious! Yes o, I think I felt happy that I was able to accomplish everything.

      God bless!

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  6. Love the outfits and looking forward to more weekend post. xxx

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  7. Haha dont like matching outfits either, but you guys looks so happy. You clearly had a great weekend....xxx

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    1. See how all of you are confessing now. I'm watching. :p

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  8. What a busy Saturday it must have been for you! I'm sure it was enjoyable nevertheless.

    I'm not a big fans of couples match either. It sometimes does look cute though.

    Funmi x
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    1. I think it's nice if the matching is subtle and not very in-your-face.

      Saturday was busy but fun. I'm not sure how I managed to stay awake till 2am.

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  9. Awww, nice, that blue maxi dress is the truth!!!
    It's soooo cute :)
    Oshey rocking trad in Yankee, I haven't rocked Buba and Sokoto since one cultural day in secondary school.
    Fiona try that trend soon.
    Oshey, Berry the photographer loading.

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    1. Doweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! What are you waiting for?

      I should ask my cuh where she got that dress from.

      Woot woot! Berry Dakara Productions abi Studios. Is it only Linda that can branch out? :p

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  10. Love the dark blue dress and yes to couples subtly matching. I was just telling my husband how I wnt to take photography classes as a side hustle. Try it you never know.

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    1. Side hustle is necessary these days o. Maybe we can compare notes?

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  11. Yay!to photography as a side hustle. It's a fuuunnn way to make some cash on the side. Love it. Been doing it a bit lately and learning about it too. but haven't devoted much time to it. Looking for a quick and easy way to learn photo editing. Any tips?

    Love the outfits. They aren't too matchy matchy. It's cute.

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    1. Ooooh, I should get some tips from you! Erm, any editing I do, I just kinda winged it.

      Thanks!

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