I don't think I'm pretty.
I have gained weight.
I'm 38. (Whoa)
I have funny features.
I'm not entirely symmetric.
I don't like looking at myself.
Whatever. You know who it's time to take photos of? Yeah, that's right. My worst possible client ever. Myself. haha
A pretty simple setup really. I have some nice natural light in my dining room. (I don't have a photo studio...just a painting one...which has green walls that are horrible for color casting in photos) But a simple white mat board that has been sitting in my art studio and my camera...and there's my makeshift studio for this exercise. It's not perfect, but I'll make do.
Even worse than taking a photo of myself...taking a before photo. Sweet jeebus...No! Here we go anyway.
Uuuuuggggggghhhhhh. LOL!!! You can even see the Nooooo on my face! I hate you camera. I can totally pick apart this photo and tear my features apart. Actually...I'm pretty sure this is what I look like all the time. And check out the raccoon mask from my sunglasses. Nice. Okay, so I'm done making fun of myself.
A quick trip to change into a dress, sort of do something to my hair, and put on a little makeup... I will say, I'm not a hair stylist or a makeup artist. I need one...badly. But, here I am again.
Okay, yeah, so it's not fair...I did a little bit of skin smoothing and stuff and took out some redness (I'm Irish after all). And, I didn't take any photos of any lower on my body...I may have mentioned it before - I'm 27 weeks pregnant and sort of huge. But, hey...pretty good for a 15 minute change and makeup, and some selfies in my dining room.
I can still pick this image of myself apart, by the way...I see myself through my own lens, right? I see all of my imperfections.I did some skin smoothing, but I like the texture of my skin. Sure I have freckles and sun spots and some wrinkles (Gasp! I'm 38 and I earned them.)
But this is a really helpful exercise for me. You know what? I'm not hideous. haha And check out that tattoo! Rawr.