Sometimes I am guilty of wanting to throw out a whole entire batch of photos because of extraneous circumstances, such as wind or lighting, that I think has ruined a shoot for the blog. So was the case with this batch of photos taken on an extremely windy day the other weekend. But then I decided it would be interesting if I shared the few images that I thought were normal and "blog-worthy", along with a few that would not normally make the cut, in order to reiterate how imperfect we all are no matter what shiny photo finish we put forward!
Anyway, here are a few of the photos from this shoot that I would typically deem salvageable to use on the blog like normal. Here's what you see:
Oooh what a pretty vintage dress! That scenery! I wish I had a mountain road or an old barn to stand in front of to take my outfit photos! I wonder if that hat is new?
But here is what you don't see:
THE DAMN WIND! It is flipping my collar up in at least 3/4 of the set of photos and driving me nuts. Not to mention making me flash every passerby.
Probably yelling at R. WHY didn't you tell me my collar was up around the back of my head in the first 20 shots?!
A poor attempt at a fake smile. Or maybe I've just soiled myself. Hard to tell.
Dress - Vintage
Sunnies - c/o American Apparel
Hat - Target
Boots - Sam & Libby via DSW
And here, my friends, is honestly what half of every outfit shoot actually looks like, especially if the weather is not cooperating. The ones that I (and most of you!) would probably never choose to share. If I know I am going to be taking outfit photos, I usually bring a pair of nicer (read: more uncomfortable) shoes than the ones I am actually wearing in real life. I often put on lipstick right before taking photos. I edit out all of the photos that I think were shot at unflattering angles. And if rushed for time and lacking posting material on weekends, I sometimes put together outfits for the SOLE PURPOSE of taking photos for the blog, which seems pretty ridiculous.
Anyway, I have been feeling a bit lackluster about posting lately, and I think it was partially stemming from the fact that sometimes all of the above things seem a bit daft and difficult to fit into every day life. Can any of you relate?