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Hello friend! If you’re on this page, it’s because you’re looking for photos of LGBT fashion models or we’re already internet besties, and you somehow ended up on this post! However you got here, I’m super glad you’re here! <3
Today, I’m sharing a photoshoot from my ~archives~! (It feels very glamorous and cool to say that!) Since starting my platform years and years ago, I’ve done a LOT of super fun photoshoots. I’ve been making an effort to actually publish those photos on my blog (not just on Instagram and TikTok!), so here’s a fun plus size leather jacket photoshoot!
LGBT Fashion Model Photoshoot
So, fun factoid: This photoshoot was one of the very first photoshoots I did as an LGBT model and influencer.
This photoshoot was one of the very first photoshoots I did as an LGBT model.
And you can definitely tell, lolllll. I’m going to go through and share my thoughts on each photo, and hopefully give you some insight for posing for your own photos or photoshoots! At the end of the post, I share more recent photoshoots I’ve directed and modeled in — and you can compare my work!
You’d think I’d feel kind of embarrassed by some of these photos. Buuuut honestly? I’m not! I’m really proud of myself for showing up and doing the work I want to do, the creative work, even if it’s not perfect. I’m sure in a few years I’ll look back on my creative work in 2022 and have some notes for myself.
There’s this idea that everything on social media has to be perfect, and that’s just not the case! I used to wait to share my work until I thought it was “perfect,” but guess what?!
It’ll never be perfect!
Aaaand – one more thing! I wanted to share these photos and process so that if you’ve tried to have your own photoshoots — and hated all the pictures, that’s normal! When you’re first starting out, it’s normal to take a LOT of photos and end up with 4-5 (max) you like. A more experienced photographer can be helpful, and you also just have to learn!
Learning to Pose for Photoshoots
My initial plan was to just dump all the photos into this post, and share some overall commentary. Insteaaaad (lol), I went through and critiqued each photo. NOT because I’m mean and don’t love myself. Rather, I hope casting agents (hellur Rihanna Savage Fenty people!!!) and other aspiring LGBT models read through my feedback and learn a thing or two.
As a model, you have to be able to go back through your photos and learn from them! IT can be cringey and painful when you first start doing it (and lead to a bruised ego), but now that I’m a few years in — it comes totally naturally!
Styling this LGBT Fashion Model Photoshoot
I went with a sort of James Dean inspired shoot, pairing a leather jacket and white t-shirt. I wanted to add some femme magic and a queer twist, which is why I pulled in this gold sequin mermaid skirt.
Styling this outfit was pretty fun,, as these were all pieces in my closet I didn’t see putting together until planning this photoshoot!
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So, without further ado, here are ALL the photos from this photoshoot! Nowadays as a professinoal influencer and model, I wouldn’t expect to get this number of selects from a professional photographer. Usually 20 is more than enough, maybeee 30! But, with this many images, I can take over the internet (mwhahahaha), so I’m sharing ALL of them!! <3
LGBT Fashion Model Photoshoot
lgbt fashion model photoshoot
Learning to Pose FTW!
I hope that you had fun reading through this post! As I wrote this, I was a wee bit worried about my readers (that’s you!) thinking I only criticize myself. I don’t want to come across as mean!
My goal in sharing these photos was to:
Share some super fun photos! I mean, how rad are gold sequins and leather?!
Share what it’s like behind the scenes as a professional LGBT model! Learning to view your photos and discuss them– while still loving the crap out of yourself — is so important!
Shoutout to Hayley Herms for really helping me learn how to analyze my photos! (Interview with Hayley on her modeling career and plus size modeling class here!)
More Plus Size Fashion Editorials?!
Do you love seeing creative photoshoots like this? I’d love to share more of my work with you! Below, I’ve shared a few more photoshoots: