Our Favorite Things: Photography

March 9, 2018

Hello Friday 🙂

Today I am sharing my favorite things about one of my favorite topics…photography. I absolutely love taking photos just as much as I do editing and sharing them. If you want to up your photo game -for fun or for business- keep reading! I’m spilling all the tea on how I do what I do for the photos I use on Instagram and my blog.

Taking Photos

Canon SL2

This camera is my new favorite thing. Although you do not need a fancy pants camera to blog, it does help! If you’re just starting out, I encourage you to wait and make a camera a goal. We love this camera because it does come with a viewing screen for vlogging, the photos are stunning, and it has WiFi! You definitely don’t need to spend the big bucks—you’d be surprised at all the tools you hold right on your phone!

IPhone 7+

The phone I have is an iPhone 7+. I think it does a great job for photos! Just remember, lighting is everything! My iphone photo tip: Portrait Mode! If you don’t already know, now you know! You will gush over how amazing your photos will look

Editing Photos


This app is my favorite. It’s the only thing I use to edit my photos! The filters are seriously the best. I was using the free version up until recently. I decided to pay the $21 for the full version last week. I think this app is like the fancy pants camera: don’t feel like you have to spend extra money, dive around in the free version first!

Spicing Things Up

My holly grail of apps right here! These are my everyday IG enhancers 🙂

Rhonna + Rhonna Collage + RD Magic

Here’s two photos I just whipped up while making this blog post. I wanted to show some of the fun elements you can add to your photos. You can add text to existing photos in Rhonna. You can also create your own fun text + clip art photos like I did above. The Rhonna app comes with a ton of free fonts and images – options to upgrade as well! The Rhonna collage lets you put photos together like the Layout IG app. I used the RD Magic app on Trevor’s photo. I don’t use this app everyday, but it’s fun to play around with. I added the flash and light effects.


This is where I make my videos right on my phone. It’s pretty self explanatory and easy to use! There’s a lot of times I make a video but never get around to editing it on the computer. This makes it really convenient for me.  I definitely recommend it.

Hype Type

This is what I use to “hype” up my Instagram stories. Shout out to Layla Living for giving me the 411 on this app. It lets you add fun flowing text and music to videos+photos. I love how easy it is to add music! iMovie makes it so hard at times – hype type links straight to the Apple Music library! I find myself leaning more towards hype type to make quick videos! Love it!

Camera Connect

This is app and our new camera go together.  Not only can I control the camera with my phone, but I can send my photos straight from the camera to my phone in seconds! This is also so nice to use while I’m taking photos with friends. I can link up to them and send the photos right away. I really like stream lining the creative process if you can’t tell. When I can navigate through my entire process take-create-upload all on my phone, I’m personally the most successful at staying consistent!

I hope this blog post helps you all spice up your photos -for blogging or just for fun! I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of memories and opportunities to take photos. If you learned anything from this post let me know! Tag me in your uploads so I can love on them and share 🙂 

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