Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pictures

So in my family we have never really been that big into pictures.  With the exception of Christmas morning, the camera rarely left the bag.  I became the official "cheeser" of the family.  You know the person who every time they see a camera goes "cheese" and doesn't mind their picture being taken.  Then something changed, around high school I began not wanting to have my picture taken.  Now there were a few exceptions, well posed pictures with friends, professional pictures such as senior portraits, and pictures that when I saw I said they were a "good angle" of me and the individual could keep.  Although I cannot pinpoint an exact moment that I began being self conscious about myself, I think it was sometime in high school when I also began not wanting to have my picture taken.


I love photography.  This obsession began in high school and since I couldn't get my family to pose for me, I often asked friends, or took landscape/still life photos. I went from loving to be in front of the camera, to wanting to hide behind it.  I like to think of myself as a good photographer, but I am just a hobbyist.  When I have children, nieces, or nephews I will take SOOOOOOOO many pictures of them!  Since I scrapbook (one of many hobbies, check out my other blog to see what all I do Liza's Creative Corner) pictures are really important.  Looking back I wish that I hadn't shied away from having my picture taken so much, I feel as if there is a big gap in my life, because I can't remember things, and there are no photos to help me remember.  I also think that maybe I wouldn't have as low self-esteem if I had allowed some of those "bad" pictures to be around, rather than taking them so seriously.  I can't take back time though, what's done is done, I can only change the here and now.  I'm still self-conscious about pictures, I even bashed myself on this blog about the pictures my friend Natasha from GoodEye Photography Inc. took last month.  So I am going to stop this right now, so what if I don't think that I look good in a picture, so what if my hair isn't done, or I'm making a funny face, or if I'm sweaty and in workout clothes...I'm me and people know that.  I just hope that I can ignore that little voice inside me telling me "that's a bad picture of me", "I shouldn't share that".  So in honor of allowing myself to show off my "bad" side, lol, here are a few pictures from my past.  (I've always struggled with my weight and these pictures really show that too.)  I hope you enjoy them.  =)









2 comments:

  1. I took some of those...and I'm clearly NOT the photographer of the family! But, I have plenty more embarrassing pictures of you if you'd like to share them, too! Of course, you have many more embarrassing pictures of me, so maybe I shouldn't show those off after all! :)

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  2. One word...Lederhosen!!! =)

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