Indoor Fall Content Ideas

Fall is officially HERE! Fall brings so much nostalgia, moodiness and is the start of all the fun festivities. For those looking for some creative content ideas, this post is for you! I am going to show you how YOU can easily recreate these cozy feels in the comfort of your own HOME! I’m sure you’ve got your Fall/ Halloween decor sitting in a storage box somewhere, so go to your garage and bring them in to get started! If not, head over to your local Michaels, HomeGoods, Dollar Tree, Marshalls, Target, etc and invest in a couple items that you can reuse every single year. Let’s all get into the Fall spirit by lighting some pumpkin spice candles, baking warm apple pies, & creating Fall content together! Make sure to tag me on Instagram so I can see your recreations!

Oh My Gourd!

Grab all the pumpkins you have- fake or real (doesn’t matter) and pose with it! Tip: Best to use a variety of pumpkins- different shapes, sizes, colors & texture. First, you will take a picture of you with a pumpkin on your head and if that’s too difficult, just simply hold it! Next, take individual photos of just your arms holding out each pumpkin you want to feature- make sure you take them from different sides with both arms to get a variety of photos. Download the app PicArt (super useful for content creation) Next, go on PicsArt and select Cut Out. Use this to trace around your arm & pumpkins for each individual shot and save it as a Sticker on the App. After you’ve traced and saved all the individual arms, you want to open up the original photo of you in the center. Click on Sticker and find the arms and paste them around the image! And voila!

Pumpkin Spice And Everything Nice

We’ve all got a garland laying around somewhere. If not, head to your local Michaels and they’ve got tons at an affordable price! Tip: Go to Michaels after each holiday ends- everything will be on sale for at least 60%-80% and you can use it for the following year! Pick a garland that has some flexibility and wrap it around your body for a festive self portrait! Make sure the garland covers specific areas (if ya know what I mean haha) or you can wear a bralette underneath to not show too much skin.

My Blood Type Is Pumpkin Spice

I’m sure many of you have lined up your Autumn decor on the front porch already! Head out there with a warm cup of pumpkin spice latte and capture a shot from an aerial perspective! Feel free to wear Fall shades- orange, burgundy, red, any warm colors & preferably long sleeves (sweater, cardigan) so it can add an extra cozy element to the shot as you hold the cup of coffee out!

That Autumn Life

The colder weather usually has us spending more time indoor= more movie nights! Put on a pair of cozy socks, your favorite movie and bring in the warm and cozy feels. Fill a cup up with candy corn, light a yummy pumpkin scented candle, snack on butterscotch popcorn, turn on the fairy lights and set the perfect movie night mood! Fun fact: we watch the Harry Potter series every October to get us into the Halloween spirit! This scene on my laptop is from Harry Potter!

Leaves Are Falling, Autumn Is Calling

Grab a friend, partner, family member, pet and have them hold your hand! Use some autumn colored leaves (I used fake ones from Michaels because LA doesn’t have seasons… haha) Set up the leaves in a heart shape or whatever your preference is and snap a pic! As you take the picture, sprinkle some leaves down at the same time to create more dimension and depth in the photo! You don’t need a fancy camera or expensive products to create any of these shots- this was straight from the iPhone!

#SweaterWeather

Angles angles angles! This is an alternative shot you can take from your front porch set up! Go to the bottom of the steps and take it from a completely different angle! All you have to do is sit with the decorations and smile! Wear a sweater dress, overalls, or chunky knit sweater to make it look more “autumn like”. Easy peasy to shoot and you can leave the decorations out for the rest of the season for your neighbors to enjoy!

Creep It Real

I’m all a-BAT you! Ha, just ‘winging’ it with these puns 😉 For real, these are the cutest and most affordable Halloween decor and I had soooo much fun putting these bats up! $5 on Amazon, 2 day prime shipping and the easiest setup. The wings are bendable, which creates a 3D illusion and all you have to do is pop on a sticker. A really fun bonding activity to do with the kiddos and there’s no right or wrong way to do it!

Fall is my Second Favorite F Word

Not all of us has the luxury to travel and go leaf peeping up in the New England area, but we all have access to free photoshop apps and our imagination! Take a photo of you sitting in front of a mirror- any size will do! Google Fall foliage images, pick your FAV one and save the photo on your phone. Pull up the app PicsArt (I’m telling you, if you are aspiring to create/ a beginner, this app is a MUST!) Open up your self portrait of you sitting in front of the mirror, click on Add Photo, select the Fall Foliage image and make it fit directly into the mirror. You’ve just created your very own dreamy autumn scene!

Floral Themed Photoshoot

I’m back with another 1 Prop= 5 Shots and this time, the prop is my beautiful wisteria tree located right in my front yard. You can apply this concept to any flowers you have in the neighborhood, park, garden or just head to your local grocery store to buy a bouquet for less than $5! Make sure to tag me on Instagram if you recreate any of these looks!

XO,

Soph

POSE WITH IT

The easiest one out of alllll these photoshoot ideas- simply lay down or sit next to the flowers and smile! All you’ll need to bring is your big beautiful smile & it’s that easy. I wanted to create a monotone look by matching my outfits with the flower color theme. Feel free to wear whatever you’re most confident in!

PETAL LASH

This photo idea takes quite a bit of practice, but for those makeup lovers out there, you’ll LOVE recreating it. Take a bunch of petals, carefully use lash glue and apply it on your lash line! I matched my eyeshadow with the purple theme, but feel free to do your own makeup however you like. This concept gives you an instant glamorous & effortless look! Perfect for an unclose self portrait headshot. I wrapped a couple wisterias around my camera lens to give this photo some depth during the shoot.

HOLD THE FLOWER

Cut a couple pieces or take a whole bouquet and hold it in front of you. You can use the flowers to block a part of your body from revealing, cover your face with it and it instantly gives you a candid, editorial looking shot!

FLOWER CROWN

Why not wear the flowers on your head? I grabbed a headband (any type will do) and some tape and used the pieces I cut to create a flower crown! You can tape as little or as much flowers on for a unique look. I wanted the wisterias to look as if they were drooping over my head so I taped the branches down at the top of the headband for this look.

FLORAL BACKDROP

Use it as an easy backdrop! Any kind of flowers can instantly turn a photo dreamy, romantic and feminine. Set up a small table, lay out a book, a cup of tea, and you’ll have a fancy photograph!

VALENTINE’S DAY PHOTOSHOOT IDEAS

Valentine’s Day is coming up and I know alot of us are still trapped indoors due to the pandemic. BUT, that shouldn’t stop you from celebrating and changing up the scenery at home for a fun filled weekend. Whether you’re hosting a galentines zoom party with your girlfriends or you want to surprise your partner, here are some photo inspiration for you to easily recreate them right at home!

BALLOON BATH

This photoshoot is probably one of the easiest I’ve ever done! Blow up a bunch of balloons ( you can find them at Michaels, 99cent store, Amazon, etc), tie them up, toss it into a bathtub and plop right in! I do want to kindly remind you to tie your balloons in a REUSABLE way to be more environmentally friendly. Here is a video you can watch to learn how. Now I know not everyone has a bathtub, so you can fill up your shower too or even buy a blow up kiddie pool! My tip is to not blow up the balloons too much to prevent it from popping when you get into the tub.

XOXO

Did you know tic tac toe can be traced all the way back to ancient Egypt? The game was found on roofing tiles dating back to 1300 BCE! Soooo historical right?! Well let’s modernize this game by drawing it on your mirror with a hot pink lipstick! This is perfect for a Valentine’s Day shoot to do with your partner!

CONVERSATION HEARTS

Conversation hearts are the symbol of Valentine’s Day here in the US. Growing up, I remember buying a bunch to pass out to all my classmates at school. So of course, I headed to the grocery store to buy some for myself! As I stared at the products trying to think of a creative way to use them, I began to find the sayings on there boring and plain. I wished the messages would change from just the basic phrases to more meaningful deeper messages. It inspired me to make DIY life size conversation hearts with personal messages that we should all preach and spread more of- from choose kindness, to goal digger, to my favorite, dream big! Check out my IG video here for a step by step guide!

VALENTINE BACKDROP

I wanted alllll things pink for Valentine’s Day so I flipped our entire living room completely! Hang up some banners, blow up a balloon that says “love” or “XOXO” or any lovey dove phrases and hang it up as a backdrop. Remember those balloons you blew up for another shoot? Well hopefully you saved them and reuse it for this shoot!

SWEET TOOTH

One of my biggest hobby is baking! I made some sugar cookies, decorated them with pink icing and thought why not use it as a prop! I filled a cup with sugary conversation hearts, laid down on the floor for a fun picture!

5 COUPLES HOLIDAY SHOOT IDEAS

A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS

Alllll I want for Christmas…. Isss….. YOUUUUU! Blast some Mariah Carey music, get into the spirit and do a classic pose in front of the tree. You can keep this picture simple by sitting in front of any X-mas tree or go all out and surround yourself with decor and extra twinkle lights. It’s a versatile shot that will work with a variety of poses, but I thought this one was a bit more unique. First, sit down and do a half criss cross while he stands behind you bending over to give you a kiss on the forehead. You can thank me later 😉

CHRISTMAS PILLOW FIGHT

Throw on some Christmas pajamas that you have laying around. Target has matching PJs for $10! Set your camera right in front of the bed and have a pillow fight match! It’s perfect for an adorable, low maintenance, “candid”  Christmas themed photo. 

CANDY CANE HEART

Don’t be shy! Show off your lovey dovey PDA by holding up candy canes in front of you to form a heart. It’s such an affordable photoshoot idea that can easily recreate. Do this shot out in nature by some pine trees, in front of a christmas tree, or even at the beach! You can’t get any cheesier than that! 

JINGLE (LIGHTS) ALL THE WAY

I was SO inspired by the 2006 Deck The Halls movie promo shot and wanted to recreate it in our own cutesy way (duh! hehe) Wear Christmas pjs or any festive print clothing, wrap yourself up in some christmas lights and you’ve got yourself a cheesy holiday shot. For the Christmas lights, I recommend getting the white wiring versus the green (won’t look as “snowy/dreamy”) but it’s your own preference!

FESTIVE BACKDROP

Backdrop paper can get pretty expensive, especially since holiday patterns are used seasonally and can get pretty repetitive. I thought of an affordable way to change up your backdrop every holiday season without breaking the bank! Target has the Dollar section by the entrance with tons of simple garlands/ decor for you to put up on a blank wall or you can DIY your own! For this shoot, I used a small wreath and center that on a blank wall and slowly taped on candy canes in a pattern. I love repurposing the same decor and this makes such a unique backdrop for your house. You can even keep it up the whole holiday season!