This shoot was a great challenge for me. I’m not great at posing in front of a camera and that was literally all this photoshoot with a pink background was for Lucky Me Magazine. You can tell from a lot of the inspiration that I basically just copied the poses, but you have to start somewhere, right?

Self-Portraits with a Pink Background Inspiration

lucky Me Magazine of self-portraits Inspiration by Merritt J. Jones

lucky Me Magazine of self-portraits Inspiration by Merritt J. Jones

 

Self-Portraits with a Pink Background Photoshoot

I don’t have any fancy backdrops, so I purchased a couple of plastic table covers from Target that honestly worked just as well. With every image, I had a camera set up on a tripod with a timer and when that didn’t work, I pressed the button with my foot. Not the fanciest thing in the world, but hey, it worked.

self-portraits by Merritt J. Jones for MJ Creative Works with pink background

self-portraits by Merritt J. Jones for MJ Creative Works with pink background

self-portraits by Merritt J. Jones for MJ Creative Works with pink background

self-portraits by Merritt J. Jones for MJ Creative Works with pink background

self-portraits by Merritt J. Jones for MJ Creative Works with pink background

self-portraits by Merritt J. Jones for MJ Creative Works with pink background

self-portraits by Merritt J. Jones for MJ Creative Works with pink background

self-portraits by Merritt J. Jones for MJ Creative Works with pink background

self-portraits by Merritt J. Jones for MJ Creative Works with pink background

self-portraits by Merritt J. Jones for MJ Creative Works with pink background

self-portraits by Merritt J. Jones for MJ Creative Works with pink background

self-portraits by Merritt J. Jones for MJ Creative Works with pink background

self-portraits by Merritt J. Jones for MJ Creative Works with pink background

self-portraits by Merritt J. Jones for MJ Creative Works with pink background

self-portraits by Merritt J. Jones for MJ Creative Works with pink background

self-portraits by Merritt J. Jones for MJ Creative Works with pink background

This image took a little more coordination. I had to hold two bubble guns down for a few moments while my timer was going, then at the last minute, I posed my hands differently. This obviously took a couple of different tries, and then I ended up photoshopping a few different images onto one to get more bubbles in the background. This wasn’t my favorite image, but it’s a technique I want to try again sometime in the future.

self-portraits by Merritt J. Jones for MJ Creative Works with pink background

self-portraits by Merritt J. Jones for MJ Creative Works with pink background