Episode 2

Ep. 2: How to take Instagram-worthy photos - without hiring a Photographer

Published on: 12th November, 2020

Welcome to the second episode of the Cocktails & Content Creation Podcast! We are are going to continue sharing easy ways to create content with confidence by discussing how you can take your own Instagram-worthy photos - without hiring a photographer!

In our second episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you should be using Instagram as a tool for growing your business or brand
  • The elements to the perfect Instagram shot
  • What kind of background is best for a cohesive IG feed
  • How you can get creative with your shots while still looking professional
  • Why you should be preplanning and batching your photoshoots 
  • How to select your outfits to match your surroundings
  • How you can shoot with Lightroom Mobile to get your best shot
  • When you should turn to a professional for some photo help

About our Guest:

Natalie Mazzarella is the editor and creator of Wear You Are Now, a lifestyle website for kindred spirits who believe fashion plays an integral role in making memories. A seasoned publicist, activist, and word play enthusiast, she is never one to pass up a good pun or a glass of wine (or two). By day, Natalie is the Executive Director of Skoog Co., a PR and Communications agency based in Chicago. She also holds a seat on the Executive Board of the Daisie Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to serving women and children in Chicago communities. Natalie lives in Boston with her husband, who she hopes, one day, will agree to adopt a pet hedgehog. For more on Natalie’s work, check her out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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Next time we’ll be chatting with Chelsea Marrs of ChowdownUSA and Royal Horizon Media. She’ll share with us how she grew her social media following to over 25K. Spoiler Alert! Hashtags were a huge help and she’s going to tell us how to use them to stand out on the gram. 

Links & Resources:

@marianandgus & @behindtheclick

Until next time, cheers to your next cocktail and happy content creating!

Kate & Jessie

Hosts of “The Cocktails and Content Creation Podcast”

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About the Podcast

Cocktails & Content Creation
Sharing Easy Ways to Create Killer Content
Kate Andrews of Fashionably Kate & Co. and Jessie Wyman of Jessie Wyman Photography discuss easy ways take your own photos, build your brand, and garner a social media following all while living your best life.

We'll have expert guests on to discuss the best ways to use hashtags, how to build a booming Facebook group and how to find your message for your audience.

Follow us on Instagram, @cocktailsandcontentcreation, and join our Facebook group for more tips and tricks on making content creation easier for you!

About your hosts


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Jessie is a Boston commercial photographer specializing in branding, headshot, and product photography. She loves creating visual content that builds brands and helps her client's bottom line. Whether its getting them in front of their ideal audience as a service provider, or creating images for your products that boost sales, Jessie is here to help get you there.

There are a few things you should know about Jessie:

• She is completely obsessed with her weenie dog

• She loves sweatpants. If she's not out shooting, she can easily be found working all day in her pajamas.

• She loves watching murder mystery shows…the husband always did it

• She's always cold. It could be 90 degrees out and she will likely still be under a blanket while watching TV

• She never takes herself too seriously

• She constantly convinces her husband to ‘be a model for her’ - he’s learned to listen pretty well

Kate Andrews

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Kate Andrews is a fashion, lifestyle and travel blogger and freelance writer for several online outlets.

She began her professional career as a Television Producer, News Anchor, Reporter and Show Host in the Boston market. During her TV career, she interviewed celebrities like Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Nicholas Cage. She has also reported live from Pope Francis' 2015 visit to the United States and at the 2011 Academy Awards. She has covered movie premieres, elections, and the March on Washington.

In November 2017, she founded Fashionably Kate & Co. as a creative outlet to share her passion for fashion and travel. She lives just north of Boston with her husband, Alex, their daughter, Arielle, and two cats, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson.