“Photo Club”

I recently met a young mother who shares a common interest in photography–she has organized for three of us mom/photographers to meet together on a regular basis to challenge and encourage one another.  (Tonight’s our first meeting!)

She found a blog by a photographer who has “assignments” for women to tackle.  I was devastated when I read the first assignment–a self portrait.  There is nothing I like less than pictures of myself.  I’m sure most women would say this, but really, really….I CRINGE at every single picture I ever see of myself.  I HATE my smile and being a smiley person, it’s in every picture!  Ugh!  So you can see why I’m tempted to use this picture as my self portrait:

The picture is pretty appropriate for me in February…..bundled up and desperately catching any Vitamin D I can from whatever sunlight I see.  It also conveniently doesn’t show much of my face.  (BTW, after I got this image all set up, my husband burrowed into some snow and clicked the camera for me, which is compliant with the “rules”!).  When I asked my dh to objectively go through the images, he chose this next one, which I was relieved to note didn’t show too much of my smile.  🙂

I just reread the assignment and am stressed out to realize that I missed half of the assignment–taking a shot of an image that is representative of me.  Eek!  I only have a bit of daylight left (you know how natural light is so much better!), so I best get to work.  Gotta think……

Here’s hoping that “photo club” goes well tonight!  (I wonder if the organizer actually has a name for our gathering….)

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One thought on ““Photo Club”

  1. ok, first of all…I am SHOCKED AND AMAZED at the fact that you hate all pictures of yourself! HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?!?!
    Everytime I see you I am jealous with envy at your natural beauty (I am not being sarcastic IN the least)
    Oh Sarah…and yours SMILE!ITs breathtaking!

    I am sad you don’t see any of this in yourself

    ok, you are now on my prayer list for “seeing self as you are!” =)

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