In honor of christinaavera.com launching 6 months ago, I thought I would share pictures from some of my favorite shoots... as well as my blogging process because I do get a lot of questions on how I do things! I will start by saying that I am still learning all of my methods and techniques, so I am not an expert by any means.
I pick my outfits based on what is trending and my own personal style. There are a lot of things I love about what is 'in' but also a lot of things I view as questionable, haha. So I will never blog about something that I am not 100% confident in. I am also gravitating towards more cost efficient pieces because a lot of my followers are college students that pay for things themselves. It is always frustrating for me to read other blogger's posts to find their white v-neck, that they claim to be a 'God send,' costs $200. If I do every post something above $100, I always try to share a cheaper dupe of it too!
All of my posts go out on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8am. If you are subscribed you will receive an email normally around 4pm notifying you of the blog post. I just recently started doing more shoots because before I was doing them every three weeks and realized it was much harder. Now I do them every other week and one shoot will cover roughly 2 week's worth of posts. This is why I always have the same make up and hair for two weeks straight, haha.
Devin Travieso, owner of Wayfarer Photography, has been my photographer since about my third ever blog post. (My mom took my first few!) He is seriously amazing! I couldn't thank him enough for always fixing my baby hairs, telling me jokes so I don't fake laugh, and simply pushing me out of comfort zone to get great pictures. I have always been comfortable in front of the camera but I would say 'modeling' clothes and accessories is a whole other playing field. Thankfully, over the past 6 months we have managed to get it down where shoots have become so fun! We both feel so accomplished when we nail certain shots! If you are in San Antonio or around the city, I definitely recommend him!
The past 7 months have truly been an amazing experience. It is a hobby that I have put a lot of time and effort into but I cannot wait to see where the next 6 months will go. I am so thankful for all of my readers and supporters because I do this because of you all!
Keep coming back!
xoxo, Christina Avera
WHERE I SHOP
The Impeccable Pig