Happy Wednesday Babes!! Today’s post is a little different than what I normally post on Live Laugh Linda and I would be lying if I said I didn’t hesitate clicking “publish.” I’ve been blogging and posing in front of a camera for two years now. In those two years, I’ve learned a thing or two about my angles and pretty much how to pose and to turn my body so that I look tall, skinny, *fierce darling* and hopefully Pinterest worthy. But, real Linda? She’s 4″ll, the shape of a pear and a-w-k-w-a-r-d.
One of the biggest criticisms of bloggers I notice is that people think bloggers are fake or staged. To which I respond… Staged? Would you post an ugly photo of yourself on Facebook? No!! We just want to post photos of ourselves where we think we look great and fierce!! But, I think as a blogger and as a reader, it’s easy to put yourself down when you see all of these beautiful pictures out there. Especially as a blogger, I truly believe in supporting one another and building up other bloggers, but you just have those days where you think everyone looks great and you look like a potato sack.
Ok, I’m rambling, but the point is, I want to get a little real with you guys today so I dipped into the archives to find my best & brightest moments (obviously) and talk about what goes on behind the scenes of getting a shot. Because remember, for every good one photo, there are about 50 bad ones. So join me in having a good laugh…at my expense!
Resting Bitch Face
Don’t get me wrong, taking photos in New York City is amazing… but it’s loud and sometimes you can’t hear your photographer (hi mom!) so you end up looking like this… I’m pretty sure, I was saying something along the lines of “Have you started shooting?? Are you taking photos yet?”
The Walk :: Cab Shot
I love photos with movement… twirling, walking, a hair flip, you name it and I’ve probably tried to get a shot of it. Again, living in NYC you always thrive to get that perfect cab shot. Buuuut, sometimes it’s difficult when other people are on your runway…
Stealing the Spotlight
The most beautiful places to take photos are normally the most crowded ones. I’m always trying to capture the perfect “walking photo” and it’s not only difficult when there are so many people, but it’s even more difficult when said people are doing their own (weird) photo shoot!
The Wind is Your Greatest Enemy
Let me be clear: As a blogger, the wind is your biggest enemy. Let me repeat: As a blogger, the wind is your biggest enemy. No, it does not give you that Beyonce hair effect, it blows your hair in your face, it makes your clothes stick to you in the most unflattering way and in the winter, it’s downright brutal.
Get It Together
Like I mentioned earlier, in photos, I want to look flawless, I want to look like a Pinterest photo. So I have to pay attention to the smallest details in every picture… but sometimes it takes a minute to get myself settled and it doesn’t help when your photographer just keeps clicking away (I’m talking to you mom).
Is That A Smile or…?
Listen, I don’t do sexy, serious, look away very well so in most photos I’m smiling. But sometimes… I’m not smiling and I’m just not sure what my mouth is doing.
Thanks for reading! Hope you had a good laugh. Would love to know your thoughts on this post and if you like it/love it/hate it and if you’ve ever shown your blogger bloopers, lemme know because I would love to see!!