Thursday, April 14, 2011

Saturday Night's Alright

This is the first time I’ve ever posed in front of a camera as a model (as opposed to posing for a family portrait, or drunkenly leering at a bar or party). I know it’s hard to tell, because I look so incredibly comfortable in front of the camera.

Truth be told, this was one of the most awkward things I’ve ever done. And that is really saying something, as I’m one of the most awkward/self-conscious people I know. Maybe it’s because Boyfriend was shooting, and I couldn’t shake the feeling that he thought this was dumb. Or vain.

In true form, I started pouting halfway through the shoot. Eventually I stopped being stupid about it and just smiled.

Shirt: H&M via Plato's Closet
Jeans: Silver, via the clearance rack at Macy’s
Shoes: Payless
Necklaces: Claire’s, about four or five years ago
Bracelets: don’t remember…maybe gifts?

And let’s face it. It's highly likely that Boyfriend is right. This probably is a little dumb/vain. I mean, the odds of this blog becoming a must-read for anyone other than my mother and good friends are slim to none.

But I want to get back into the habit of documenting my life, and what better way to do that than with a blog? And who knows. Maybe a few awkward, self-conscious people will see this and think, “If she can dress well, then anyone can!” (That, my friends, is true. The question remains as to whether I can develop any personal style.)

In the meantime, I say it's time to celebrate the beginning of what will probably be a fun project at the least. I propose a toast: To success, be it self-discovery or Internet semi-fame.


  1. I admire you so much for doing this! I haven't modeled since Alanna made me for some college projects but she was so reassuring and she always gave me beer. I can totally relate to the complete insecure/self-conscious feeling of having the BF behind the camera!

  2. Haha well thank you! Alcohol helps...or at least it did when my sister did a shoot for me while we were at BG. But now, I usually just use a timer and a tripod. I love Matt to death, but he's no photographer. Super jealous of the other bloggers out there who married/are dating photogs!


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