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Playlists for Phenomenal Photo Shoots

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!

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Apr 29, 2022

What a phenomenal selection! You've got some great stuff on these lists and it might be inspiring me for the workday ;)

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