4. Be personable
There is nothing worse than working with a photographer who is nervous or who is awkward. It makes the subject feel uncomfortable and it comes through in the photos. I have extreme anxiety and believe me, you just have to power through it. FAKE IT UNTIL YOU MAKE IT. I've gone to so many shoots where I feel like I'm about to have a panic attack while driving there. You just have to take a deep breath and get the job done.
The best advice I can give is to have a bunch of questions lined up in your head to ask or put them on your phone. For example, When did you start your blog? What inspires you as a blogger? What are your favorite places to shoot? Do you have any fun collaborations coming up? Are you from this area originally?. JUST KEEP ASKING. Get them talking. It takes the pressure off of you and makes it an enjoyable experience.
5. Remember these technical tips
Make sure you shoot in RAW. Okay I mean, you don't have to but it makes your life a lot easier if you forget to change your manual settings for a few shots and that shot happens to be the best one. Believe me. It happens. This just helps keep the quality of the photos while you edit them.
I usually shoot with my ratio at 2:3, but remember Instagram only allows for a 4:5 ratio. This means that if I'm filling the frame to the edges while shooting at 2:3, a lot will be cut off once it gets to Instagram. If you are shooting in 2:3, remember to leave space for the change in ratio. This is something that I am still working on remembering. I hate when shoes get cut off or the top of the hair has to get cut off because of this restricted ratio. The first image below is in 4:5 ratio that I cropped in Lightroom. The second is 2:3.
Shoot portrait, not landscape. Trust me. There is a reason why it is called portrait and landscape. You're not shooting mountains, you're shooting a blogger. Go to your favorite fashion blogger's Instagram. Look at the top nine photos. They are either portrait orientation or a square. Shooting from a lower angle in portrait will help you capture more of a fashion vibe.