Yup, the joke’s on me today. You see, anyone who knows me, knows that getting my picture taken isn’t my idea of a good time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about being a goober and hamming it up for the camera, but a good picture? Bah. I didn’t think it was possible! Case in point:
It didn’t start off too badly…I was a lil’ pudger who would smile at anyone and anything. We’ll call this Exhibit A:
Then I started to add my own props…generally to hide my own face…Exhibit B:
Oh, and then it got worse…MUCH worse….short *permed* hair and braces…I’m not going there…you can only imagine how much I loved the camera with my metal mouth!
But alas, it’s the early nineties and I didn’t get the memo that big hair should have been left in the eighties. Exhibit C:
After a wedding, I was asked if I’d like to “model as a bride” for a photographer…being 5’4″ that was a funny prospect! But it ended up being not the greatest experience….Don’t get me wrong it was fun getting my hair and make-up done (um, but ya, I look like a hooker in classic era attire…), but the actual picture taking was awful. I felt like a failure. In particular I remember her having this vision in her head of how I should be standing and I just couldn’t get my hips to project in the right way. I didn’t get it and the results were rather obvious….meh meh, double meh.
Flash forward a few decades to the PT4P Workshop…I got to wear “big girl shoes” and had so much fun getting head shots done by Michele (Pinkle Toes Photography which is the first set) and Amanda (Amanda McNeely Photography which is the second set). I had confidence in them which relaxed me and the end results are Exhibit D:
And Exhibit E:
I rest my case!
I just wanted to prove that even *I* can take a good shot if I’m confident in my photographer (which helps me relax and be more confident in myself)! So what’s your excuse?!?
P.S. Random Fact…I can’t spell! I wrote exhibit without the ‘h’ every.single.time.
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