Monday, May 18, 2009

the other side of the lens

It's not my favorite place to be. I admit, I am a nightmare to photograph and my husband will be the first to agree. I am beyond critical of the angle from which my photo is taken...I tend to look really, really strange if I am looking & smiling a certain way that closes one eye more than the other. Unfortunately for Brandon (us), I needed a headshot for my networking the photoshoot began:

My feeling on the whole headshot thing:

I would really rather submit a photo with a natural expression like this:

Or this:
(don't look at it too long)

Then I decided to try a different shirt...and I didn't end up loving it, but here are some out-takes for your entertainment.

Yes, I photoshopped myself, why do you ask?

After about 100 shots and a wrestling match between my husband and me (and not the cute, flirty type), here is the final product:

only I didn't take my own advice to wear long sleeves so I threw some on digitally. Have I mentioned how much fun it is to digitally dress myself?

so here is the final, final product:

And what I've learned from this experience is not profound or anything remotely reflective on my personality or approach to having my photograph taken. It's this: I have really white teeth. No photoshopping required on those babies!

Anyone need a headshot? We can wrestle until we get it right. That's how committed I am.


  1. where do I begin....Okay first I am going to say I love the final picture you chose. and laughed histericly through thre others (Ephraim even came in and asked, "Mom what's so funny?") HEHE!!! Second, I LOVE the highlights in front, (finaly I get to see them). Third Your teeth are amazingly white, I need some tips! Oh and Fourth, I love you and thanks for the laugh today!

  2. You crack me up! I agree with Tash, I love the last picture you chose.
    I still can't get over your facial expressions in the others! LOL! I didn't know you put in highlights!?!? I like them!! AND finally, I have teeth envy... seriously! hahaha!