My #1 Posing Tip

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I have taken a lot of blog photos in my short time as a blogger. We all have. Even if you don't blog, I'm willing to bet you've had photos taken of you on numerous occasions. And I'll let you in on a little secret here that no one ever believes, *wait for it*, I hate having my picture taken. Oh yes, it's true. For those of you new to my blog you won't know that I used to take all my photos by running in front of my tripod with the self-timer on, and later with a little remote. It was stupid and exhausting, but I am basically the only person I trust to take my photos. Enter M. Three years of dating and I pretty much have him perfectly trained in the art of the outfit photo; #instagramhusband. He follows my directions almost flawlessly (he could use some work in the observation department, read: notice when my hair is weird or I have a peek-a-boo bra strap), and I am so comfortable with him that he now takes all my photos for me. But aside from him, I hate people pointing anything with a lens my way. True story. (And it took me a year to even attempt to let Michael take my photos.) However, even with all the comfort in the world between us (once you have someone's baby you pretty much can't get any more comfy. Saying, "baby will you fill up my vagina rinsing bottle? I forgot again and I'm already on the toilet," is a whole new level, let me tell you), I still notice a huge difference in my photos and the way I feel about them based on one thing and one thing alone. And yes, I'm going to make you read on to find out.







OLD NAVY ROMPER :: OLD SHAWL :: DSW WEDGES :: GIFTED EARRINGS :: KAT VON D EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK IN A-GO-GO :: FOREVER 21 SCRUNCHIE

Dramatic drum roll please! My number one posing tip that always gives results, never fails, and is beyond easy is...............
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The tip is to just be feeling yourself. It's that simple, and it works. I can always see a vast difference between shoots where I was in a let's-get-this-over-with mood and a I-am-the-most-kickass-woman-in-the-world mood. It just shows. The reason these photos look so good and I look so confident and spicy is because I was so into myself and my outfit! (It's mostly the wedges really, tall shoes make me feel powerful, much like long nails.) When I am feeling myself I always turn it out, and you can always tell, I promise. Just check out this shoot where I was hungry, at the I'm-not-just-bloated-I-promise stage of pregnancy, and feeling like the lumpiest of lumps. If you can't see a difference between that post and this one, then you are crazy. And I know, I know, it isn't always easy to be feeling yourself, but even if you have to fake it with all your might, it helps. Just tell yourself you are the hottest, most amazing person that has ever had their photo taken, because you always are. You rock. You are so great! Now go take all the awesome photos you old so-and-so.

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