So, if you have been following me for a while, you know that I really dislike having my portrait taken. Yes, I know it’s ironic but it is what it is. I just don’t feel that I am very photogenic. My friends and family disagree but I feel that I look better in person. Even though I dislike being photographed, I still know how important it is to be photographed. It is so important to be seen in photographs, not just for you but for your loved ones. Photography shows that you existed…that you mattered.
I don’t know about you, but I enjoy looking at old pictures of my friends and family. Remembering the fun times and great experiences. Also to see how we all used to look. In some cases, make fun of the outfits or hairstyles we were sporting. I mean, who doesn’t want that? I also enjoy looking at pictures of my son when he was little, my husband and I when were dating and just old pictures of friends and family. Reminiscing is such a wonderful way to spend your time! In fact, this is probably my favorite picture of my family when I was little. Can you guess which one is me?
Since I run a business, I need to make sure that I have updated images of me. People tend to want to see what the people look like who they are going to work with. The images I have been using for the last two years were taken by another photographer during a photographer meetup. I love those images! They really were great but it was time for some new ones. Besides, I was invited to participate in an interview about my business, so, of course, I needed new images. Considering we are currently in a pandemic and I needed my images rather quickly, which is why I photographed myself. I must say, it was a rather interesting experience. First I had to make sure that I was in focus. That was a tedious trial and error activity but I got it done. By the way, I don’t have a trigger for my camera so I had to set the time, run to get in front of the camera, and pose within 10 seconds. If someone was watching, I’m pretty sure they would have been amused. Anyway, below are some of the images that I captured. How’d I do?
“There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.” ~ Abraham Lincoln