Music soothes the soul. It makes us sing, it makes us dance, it makes us think. Music is a motivator and sometimes it's a healer. There isn't a day that goes by that it's not on in the background while I am doing all.the.things. Music truly is a language we all understand and it brings us together. So why not play more of it?
This is why I have started incorporating music into my studio photo shoots! Let's face it, sometimes it's nerve-racking to get your photo taken. You're trying to smile your best smile, you're trying to angle your body in a flattering way, you're worried about the wrinkles in your dress......the list goes on. Enter music! Music is an awesome distraction. It's also a confidence booster. You've taken the first step by investing in a studio photo shoot to showcase your best self or to highlight a key moment in your life, so let's take the next step and make you feel like you are made for the limelight.
Now, we do need to take into consideration what type of photo shoot we are doing as well as well as who is in attendance before we turn up the volume, so I have provided some bite-sized playlists below that have the promise of turning nervousness into laughter and perhaps a little "voguing." (Cue Madonna).
PSA: These playlists aren't just for the studio during a photo shoot, you can and should consider playing them everywhere!
Another PSA: I was raised primarily on 80's and 90's jams, so beware.
Professional Headshot Micro Playlist
Got to Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
Vogue - Madonna
Moving on Up - M People
Good as Hell - Lizzo
And She Was - The Talking Heads
The Best - Tina Turner
Family Shoot Micro Playlist
September - Earth, Wind and Fire
Into the Mystic - Van Morrison
Wildflowers - Tom Petty
Beautiful Day - U2
Landslide - The Chicks
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Couple's Shoot Micro Playlist
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - Lauryn Hill
You are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
Joy of My Life - Chris Stapleton
Sweetest Taboo - Sade
In the Waiting Line - Zero 7
Love Song - 311
Maternity/Newborn Micro Playlist
Stand by Me - Florence & The Machine
Baby Mine - Arcade Fire
Can't Help Falling in Love - Hailey Reinhart
Mermaid - Sade
Dreams (Acoustic Version) - The Cranberries
Angel Standing By - Jewel
Girlfriend/Sisters/Cousins Micro Playlist
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Too Funky - George Michael
Juice - Lizzo
Everybody, Everybody - Blackbox
Sisters Are Doin It for Themselves - Annie Lennox & Aretha Franklin
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Get ready to have even more fun at your next studio shoot with Women in Bloom Photography!