As a blogger, we need tons of photos of ourselves, whether we are doing fashion/style posts or need photos of us utilizing an item we are reviewing. Not to mention we need just regular photos of ourselves to incorporate in our posts so we are "real" people to those who follow. Being a blogger is also part being a model and it gets exhausting at least as far as awkwardly tracking someone down to take photos of us without seeming self-absorbed.
Yesterday I asked my hubby to take a photos of me since I haven't really put up any photos lately. His response: "You need more photos of you? Why?" Of course he obliged but I knew he just didn't get it. I need tons of photos of me: wearing different things, doing different things and being different places. He quickly snapped a few shots and handed the camera back to me. I was like "let me see". I wasn't to thrilled with the photos and asked for a few more photos at a few different angles. His response: "Really?" Yessss!!
What makes this so much harder for me is that I am a photographer so I am looking for perfection in the photos of me and it's hard trying to get someone to use my camera, although, my hubby has become quite good at it. Don't get me wrong he always takes photos for me but I feel awkward asking because he thinks it's so strange.
My other issue is that I have some pretty amazing ideas for some unique photos but feel super self-conscious doing them when nobody gets it. Maybe they would understand if they read blogs regularly and realized that cool photos are just as important as good content. I am going to take a vow to not really worry about what others think about my "crazy obsession" of taking photos of myself and just get some kick ass photos for the future!! **That is once the weather gets warmer.. ;)
Does anyone else have difficulty finding someone to take photos of them so frequently? And do you feel weird doing crazy things in them? Or is it only me? Gosh I hope not...Hahaha..xoxo
P.S. Here are a few photos I was able to get in the 2 minutes the hubby took taking pictures...