78/365: I DO Smile!

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I received a question recently in my Ask Me section about the lack of smiling self portraits on this blog.



Let me tell you.... it is awkward to take smiling self portraits. Laughing is even worse. I sit there thinking "hmm... what can I laugh about?" Then I look at my camera staring back at me... it's not very funny. Its sense of humor is a bit lacking...

It has been on my list of goals to capture a genuine laughing (but still semi-attractive- it has proven to be a little tricky) self portrait. I'll keep trying.


If I grab a kiddo to tickle that would probably help.

19 comments:

Marisa said...

I like this pose! No worries about perfect hair, what to do with arms/legs/gaze. Self portraits make me self conscious. But something like this would help. Great idea.

Katie said...

I love the self portraits! I am too self conscious to take any.
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karren said...

THIS IS VERY CREATIVE, YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFIUL!

Misty said...

Very cute pose. I like it.

Team Jaeski said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! I'll bet this will be one your kids will hold onto forever!!

Jennifer said...

This is such a great self portrait! Nice job! You're gorgeous!

Romana said...

Another gorgeous self-portrait!! I have been thinking about taking more since It's Your Atmosphere workshop and you have totally inspired me now.

Mindy said...

Ha! I am just the opposite, every time I don't smile I feel like I just look PO'd. :) This is a beautiful shot of you though and your corduroy couch looks so comfy cozy!

Janell said...

great self portrait, you look soo pretty! I'm gonna have to copy this pose. :)

Laurie said...

This is a great selfie!
i find selfies in general just uncomfortable. Kudos to you for whatever you are putting out there!

Kristin said...

LOVE this! Cute, cute, cute! You are so beautiful. :o)

Tamra said...

All of your self portraits have been so creative! It is nice to see a smile!

Carrie said...

Such a beautiful self-portrait! Your smile is so pretty. I hear ya though on the what do I laugh at thing. haha

Courtney said...

I'm totally stealing this pose for one of my Monday Me :O) You look beautiful as always and I think you need to stop being so critical! You are lovely when you smile!!!

tatyannashope said...

Gorgeous! I love the self-portraits that you have been doing, they are so inspiring...I think this one is my favourite though. :)

Branson @ Reflection of Something said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Cyndi said...

MY Gorgeous CA "daughter" Now I'm excited to see what my WA "daughter " does for her self Portrate.. Such beautiful and talented women...MY SON"S are soooo LUCKY!

Shannon Joy said...

You are stunning!!! Beautiful smile! Your personality really shows in this picture :)

Kathleen said...

This is a great shot. I love the composition of it and the light on your face. Way to go!!!