Channeling My Inner Myspace Girl
Soooo, I'm sponsoring a few blogs this month.
And part of the "deal" is that I get to be featured at some point in the month. The thing about a feature is that it usually requires a picture of yourself. I could very easily dive into the archives of Facebook, find the most flattering picture of myself circa 2008 and fool you all into thinking I am 10 lbs thinner. BUT - I would like to be honest :) Here's the deal. I am the photographer in this family. John does not take pictures. Ever. Unless I ask. So any picture I have with my son are usually self taken via Instagram. I have a hard time taking the whole "self-portrait" thing seriously, so I usually end up making a face.
Any other recent pictures of myself are usually taken as a joke. Like this picture of my AWESOME sense of style.
So when faced with this whole "feature post" picture dilemma, I kindly asked my husband to take a picture of Jack and I together last weekend. Here's what he found to be acceptable before handing the camera back to me.
Hair: A mess. Bubba: Not digging it. Me: 10 million chins/not ready. Thanks honey. So I decided to take matters into my own hands. It was time to get serious here. Channel my inner "myspace girl" and get on with it. You know "myspace girl" right?! I google imaged a few examples, just in case you were confused.
"Myspace girl" is SO good at taking pictures of herself and looking SUPER hot doing it. Who wouldn't want to visit my blog after seeing a feature picture that looked THAT good?! So I opened up photobooth.. yeah you know the one. And started "snapping away"...
Just a few warm up pictures.. you know.. to get into the groove. Seriously, this is the most ridiculous feeling. ALL IN THE NAME OF A FEATURE POST! But I pushed through, and managed to do my most "natural" smile, with my chin tilted sightly downward and out for maximum skinniness..
My eyes may be a bit janky and the quality is poop. But whatever. I did it. Make sure to look for these pictures live here & here some point this month. Next time I think I'm just going to hire Allie!