Kimi, a good friend from High School, is an ah-mazing Fashion Blogger in South Jersey over at The Knotted Chain. She has always been a fashionista so her blog couldn't be more appropriate. She posts outfit inspiration and links awesome sales often- definitely worth checking out! With three small kids I'm knee deep in yoga pants and spit up stained shirts - so the fact that she nominated me for the Liebster Award is heart warming.
1. What do you love most about blogging?
People always say a picture is worth a thousand words. I often find that I have far more then a thousand words to share😜. Journaling is a great way to keep track of life and to figure out our emotions and feelings on issues. I have actually found that I really enjoy writing and as someone with a lot to say - I have enjoyed using my blog as a platform to share my thoughts with my followers.
2. Blogger, WordPress or other?
Squarespace - but my blog isn't the main focus of my website. I've heard great things about WordPress for people who exclusively blog.
3. How did you pick the name of your blog?
When I was first starting out I consulted with a photography forum - all of the more seasoned professionals basically told me to stick with my name and keep it simple. I followed like a blind sheep. The more confident I get stretching my creative wings the more often I think of changing it. I have yet to come up with something that fits with my brand - so for now - Megan Soto Photography it is!
4. What camera and lens do you use?
Depends what I'm shooting. But I'm a firm believer that it's the person behind the camera that matters most. I've seen absolutely beautiful work from less then impressive equipment & less then impressive work from top of the line equipment.
5. What types of places do you feel are best for shooting?
Births. There is absolutely nothing like it.
6. What #aotd are you currently obsessed with posting about?
True story: I had to text Kimi and ask what #aotd stood for. For all the other cool moms reading this - it's accessory of the day - now you know- haha!
Jokes aside it's def my ergo! I keep one in the car for when we're out and about and one in the house for when I want to do pretty much anything productive. If you have a baby or a toddler it's an absolute must. With three small kids - I need as many free hands & as few children darting in different directions as possible. And my son is finally able to do the back carry - total game changer!!
7. What is your funniest blogging mishap moment? (ie bad shooting location, wardrobe malfunction, etc).
Last week I was at a birth - and already looking pretty rough as it was a fast labor so I had to run out the door 'as-is'. By the end of my time there I was pretty engorged and the new baby triggered a let down that leaked through my shirt AND my hoodie. Leaky boobs for the win. Or not.
8. What is the one thing you can’t live without this fall?
Air conditioning. Florida seemed to have missed the fall memo 🙄.
9. What motivates you to continue your blog?
Going totally cliche here but - my kids. I can't very well tell them to follow their dreams while giving up on mine.
10. Can you share some advice for the other bloggers out there who are just starting out?
Write when you're inspired. Don't just blog for fill content. No one will read it and your following will shrink - as will your drive. When you post from the heart and about things you actually care about you'll attract people who care about them too.
In an unorthodox spirit of Liebster Award head over to some of my all time favorite blogs! And thanks again to Kimi for the nomination!!
Birth Photography : Birth Becomes Her
Marriage: The wedding toast I'll never give
Postpartum: Kate Middleton and the mom in the mirror