My tips for when you have to do something new!


My tips for when you have to do something new!

I started biting my nails, my palms started to sweat and my stomach felt funny. I was all by myself, in the changing room, knowing that the photographer was waiting for me on the other side. As well as the designers of the beautiful AnnaBorgia gowns. It was my first time in a studio, and I was a little over-excited. Because let’s face it, doing something for the first time can be quite scary. Whether it is your first presentation at your new job, bungee jumping or doing a photo shoot in a studio. However I thought myself a few tricks to make it a little easier when you do something for the first time. Tricks that could help you as well! So that is why I want to share four ways to ace that ‘something new’ next time!

  1. Dump the perfectionist in you. Of course, you want to give the very best you have, but as you are doing it for the first time, it is useless to strive for perfection. You are setting the bar too high and you’ll just feel bad when you are not able to meet the level you have set. In my case I figured that the photographer would take at least 100 photos of one look, so there must be at least one shot that the group would love, right?
  2. Forget about what you think that other think. First of all, I believe this is a waist of your precious time in general. As only because you can never truly know what others think and second, because if you believe in yourself, you know that you are going to give the best you have (and so should they know). And just remember, Beyonce wasn’t built in one day either;).
  3. Don’t forget the power of your smile!  A smile is the best thing someone can wear. It can calm fear, insecurity, hurt and anxiety – and actually not only in yourself as a smile is contagious. It also makes you more attractive. So when you are having a small panic attack, just smile.
  4. Plan and prepare. Oke, this is the obvious one of course. But a very important one. It sounds stupid, but when I had to do this studio shoot, I searched on Pinterest and searched for ‘studio fashion shoot’ as I knew that I would find some inspiration to do well, even though it was my first time.

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Annaborgia dresses

Now of course you also want to know a little bit more about the beautiful dresses that I’m wearing in this shoot. Annaborgia is a fashion label that is very close to my heart. They won the best sustainable collection 2016-award of San Francisco and each of there pieces are elegant and timeless. And there concept is also new: they are transforming wedding fashion and make it weddings more sustainable going into the future. Because lets face it, who wouldn’t want to wear these beautiful gowns more than just one day in your life. Especially if you are a fashionable lady with a conscious lifestyle. All Annaborgia’s textiles are animal friendly and wrinkle resistant. And they make you feel so beautiful <3


Photos by Fima Photography

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  • Emma Corrie-Hill

    there photos are all stunning 🙂

  • Lovely post babe and great ideas on how to embrace new things! I know I always feel more calm when I have a chance to learn more about the subject/event before – so that’s a great tips! And these photos are just gorgeous, the last dress is so stunning! Xx

    • Thank you sweetie!!! It also helps me to feel confident when I know I prepared well! Big Xx Susanne

  • Those dresses all look so cute on you!


  • Dolce Nina

    Love all these dresses!

    • Thank you so much!! I also adore the designs of Annaborgia! Xx

  • Maria Jose Gomez Verdu

    great pics and tips

    • Thank you so much Maria!! Hope you will rock next time you have to do something for the first time! Xx Susanne

  • These photos are amazing, Susanne. You look so feminine and chic. And I love your article. I agree with all points. Dumping the perfectionist in me always helps!

    • Thank you so much for the big compliment! And glad that you agree! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll have the best weekend! Xx Susanne

  • olga_lostindaydreams

    The red dress is so cute!

  • Merel van Poorten
  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Stunning shots!! So beautiful!
    Adi xx

    • Thank you Adi!! You are too kind! Thanks for stopping by! Xx Susanne

  • Таня Щербакова
    • Thank you sweetie!! I also love the designs of Annaborgia <3

  • Stella Asteria

    You did pretty amazing on your first studio photo shoot babe! You look fantastic on each and every dress! I love especially the red one! Thank you for the great tips! As a perfectionist I need to work on number one haha!
    Have an amazing weekend and lots of skiing! <3

    • Thank you so much sweetie!! We had an amazing weekend indeed! I can tell from your work that you are a perfectionist!! You are doing such an awesome job! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me this sweet comment! Xx Susanne

  • Rina Doria

    Dumping my perfectionist tendencies have definitely been difficult but I’ve had to let more things go especially over this last year. It’s definitely not healthy to always feel the need to be perfect. Love these tips babe! You look beautiful as always!

    Rina Samantha

    • Thank you sweetie!! And you are doing such an amazing job so no need to feel fear;)! Big Xx and thanks for stopping by!

  • Violette

    You look absolutely beautiful! Great tips!

    • Thank you sweetie! Hope you’ll have the best week! Xx

  • Great tips you have shared especially about preparing and planning in advance. Love the maroon dress

    • Thank you so much!! I also love the maroon dress! Big Xx Susanne

  • Those are great tips, especially planning and preparing! And kudos to you for doing something new and challenging!

    xoxo from Napa Valley!


    • Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet kudos!! Big Xx for you sweetie!

  • Great tips ! I’m challenging myself more and more to do new things to get out of my comfort zone!


    Tamara –

    • Thank you so much Tamara!! And yes, you will rock it; I’m absolutely sure! Big Xx

  • Loved your tips babe! And those photos are amazing ♥

    • Thanks sweetie!! Hope you will have the best week!

  • These are great tips and photos!

  • Gellie Abogado

    Love the dresses you wore in this post. This kind of made me miss the time when I had my first modelling gig. It was both fun and exhausting. xD


    • Thank you so much sweetie! And indeed, it is very exhausting, hahaha! Xx Susanne

  • Estrella

    Great tips and those photos of you are stunning! I especially love that red dress.

    • Thank you so much darling!! You will see that red dress soon again here on Bag at you! Thanks of stopping by! Xx Susanne

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