Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Picture Perfect - NO WAY
I have a couple of photo-phobias.
1) Keeping my eyes open.
I know, I have lots of pictures on my blog but a lot of those were taken when I didn't know they were being snapped. But, if you put me in front of a camera and tell me to smile. . . well, it's not always a pretty picture. I just have the worst time keeping my eyes open when someone snaps a photo. No kidding. I just went to get my passport renewed and the guy had to take five pictures because I had my eyes closed in all of them. On the final photo, I only have one eye open. The photographer said, "That's good enough."
Plus, I'm a card carrying Starbucks fan - so my teeth aren't as white as they should be. So . . .
2) I'm always worried about showing my coffee-stained teeth. So most of my smiles are with my mouth closed.
And, I have super thick hair so I tried to style it. . . a little, I mean I didn't want it framing my head like a giant horsetail so I put some mousse in my mane to tame it but my son said it made me look like I was trying to look like a teenager leaving a rave.
So, I just asked my oldest son to snap a couple pictures. He did, but when my younger son looked at the photos he said he wouldn't even recognize me looking at those pictures.
I almost gave up. But finally I picked one photo everyone was happy with - well, maybe happy isn't the right word. I was able to find a photo no one complained about . . . too much. I put a headband on my hair to hold it back and wah-lah Mom-Mane.
So, how 'bout you? Any photo fails for you?