This is, quite possibly, the most random post ever.
Do pretty people ever take ugly pictures?
You see, I have a few theories on things:
1. Dessert calories never count.
2. Dressing room lights are designed to make you look terrible.
3. Clothing size numbers should be ignored because they are never consistent.
4. Most people have tunnel vision with their own physical “flaws.” They see them even when no one else does.
Yesterday, I went to take pictures of the 3 of us for our 52 weeks of us photo. I got ones of Todd and Bluebelle, but when I went to have Todd take them of me — he snapped several fast candid shots. They were not so good.
You see, I can’t tell if it is because all I can see is my big nose, my pale face, the thin-set lips, and the wind whipping my hair and making it look like I’m a wolf – or if he just took a bad picture.
Bad pictures make me terribly insecure (and vain… I’ll admit it) and I think “OMG I’m hideous. THIS IS WHY I stay behind the camera!”
Does anyone else feel this way in front of a camera?
I’ll be honest… I was crushed. I felt terrible. It was only because I had some friends this week compliment me that I didn’t bury myself in the covers and never come back out again.
This was this week’s.
I’ll admit, I deleted the worst ones yesterday, so this one wasn’t AS bad as many of the others.
Still, it got me wondering, I wonder if I ever look at attractive people and think, “whoa, that’s a bad picture.” I don’t see their flaws. In fact, I think there’s beauty in their flaws. I just don’t bestow upon myself the same grace.
Of course, I had to turn the camera around and take a picture of myself to see if I’m that unflattering.
My husband’s picture-taking skills stress me out.
I think I need to invest in a tripod.
Does anyone else tend to see only their flaws in pictures? Hate to be in front of the camera? Think they look better NOT immortalized by pictures?
Ah, I’m so vain. I probably think this post is about me.