embracing the camera

i don't really like to be in pictures.
i feel like i'm full of myself if my blog has too many pictures of me.

but, it's my blog.  about me.  about my life.

i could never be a fashion blogger.

i usually have to ask michael to snap a photo of elle and me.
i have billions of pictures of elle and michael.
he just doesn't even think about it and i don't blame him.

 i'm trying to learn my camera more.
it makes me nervous sometimes.
sometimes i really like pictures i take...
but then think...what if they only look good to me.

and they really aren't good.


photos are special.
sometimes i'm not good with words.
so a picture says more than i could.

today i embraced my camera.
i took pictures of myself.

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and while i'm being such a sharer... here's something about me:  i'm most "me" when my hair is on top of my head, i'm wearing jeans and a v-neck t-shirt with flats of some sort.  and like i said before... i could never be a fashion blogger.  do you have any favorite blogs that have pretty pictures?  two of my favorites are che and fidel and andrew & carissa.

i linked up for the first time on emily's blog (the anderson crew)!  i didn't really follow the directions... since i'm all alone in the pictures.  elle was napping and michael was at work.  mom life.

p.s. this is my 500th post!

25 comments:

  1. You still put yourself in the pictures for your daughter to see when she's older, which is the whole point of Embrace the Camera. And you should be in your own pictures more...you're very photogenic!

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    1. thanks! she'll probably make fun of my big glasses like we do with my mom. ;)

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  2. You look lovely! :) ... and your glasses are just adorable. Happy blogging! -Rori

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    1. you're so sweet, rori! thank you!

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  3. I feel yah with the whole jeans, v-neck, & flats, totes my comfy go to outfit every day. I own every color v-neck from Target..I think I may have a little problem.
    Your pictures came out great!!

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    1. i'm pretty boring and only do grey, black, and white... i think i might have green. but, i have multiple shades of grey. i have problems, too. ;)

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  4. Now following you! I don't know why you don't like taking photos of yourself. You are gorgeous! :)

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    1. aw, thanks so much lauren! too sweet.

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  5. Love these shots and your glasses. I can relate to everything you said. My husband rarely piks up my camera... and my daughter is 2 so she isn't going to be taking any photos of me.

    I am rarely in photos either... but I am sitting here in my uniform. V-Neck tank, stretchy skirt, hair on top my head and no shoes. Bt if some get put on they are going to be flat sandals.

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    1. sounds like we could be total twins. ;) my husband has already said he needs to get better about taking pictures for me.... maybe yours will too!

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  6. I love your photos! You are definitely lovely Lesley! I can tell you have such a sweet heart. Kind people are my favorite :)

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    1. FRIEND! you are the sweetest ever.

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  7. I'm the same way. There are always a million pictures of everyone but me... I hate pictures of myself. These turned out great. You are so pretty!

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    1. thank you, kait! you are adorable so embrace it.

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  8. I am the same way as well! I cherish the photos I have of myself and my mother when I was little, I should consider that more often I suppose. I love your glasses too!

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    1. there's just something about old family pictures! your pictures with your little one are precious.

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  9. Woo hoo!! 500 posts! These photos are cute and you look darling! Also, your blog design is incredible! So simple and pretty!

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    1. thanks so much! my friend naomi helped me out with some of the design elements. she's a sweetheart! and simple and pretty was exactly what i was going for. :)

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  10. Love those photos! It's my first time with embrace the camera, and I know soooo well how you feel. I too have millions of photos (and I don't think I'm exaggerating here) of my husband and kids, but mommy? I can count those on one hand. But hey, if you ask me, your photos are really great, very unique, creative, lovely light, great perspective...

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    1. you better get some more pictures with you in them! this comment made me feel so good. thanks for the kind words about my photos!

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  11. I feel the same way about the whole embracing my camera thing. I love taking pictures but I just feel out of place and I guess just out of my comfort zone in general. I'm trying to work on this. :/

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    1. You are such a cutie, though! :)

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  12. What a cute post! Take more pictures of yourself, you're adorable! I think your photos are really pretty. And those glasses?! Killer! :)

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  13. I LOVE this post!!! Your pics are beautiful!

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