About a month ago I posted some tidbits about myself here and have vowed to open up a bit more. I felt that the best way to make this happen was to dedicate a weekly post to the subject of my self awareness.
I am in the process of working with another blog doing a give away and shop promotion. Part of what Mindy wanted for this post was a head shot or picture of myself. Many of the blogs I follow have amazing self portraits and candid shots of these amazing ladies in their day to day routines or blogging about their style and fashion. This was HARD for me! I am absolutely not comfortable having pics taken of me alone....I am ok if you put my family or friends in the shot with me, but I would much rather post pictures of my work as opposed to myself.
I can tell you that this photo shoot was quite the ordeal. My sweet husband attempted to take some pics outside but the wind was blowing 80 miles per hour and I just felt ridiculous . Bella and I had to go to the studio awhile later so I left the picture taking up to myself and my 5 year old. This is what we came up with............
|This one is my favorite.....Bella does good work|
The lesson from this experience is that I still don't feel comfortable with self portraits. It brings out a certain vulnerability in me that I don't really like. I do think as a woman in today's super critical society that it is important to take these shots and make sure that we find the beauty in our flaws and give ourselves the respect that we deserve. I found that you should take enough pics that you can find one that you are truly happy with, and that you can say "I think that shot really portrays me".
I hope your week brings new surprises, adventures, and moments of self awareness~