I tried to take a photograph of my daughter the other day while she was in town. She was ok with letting me photograph her. I set up the studio where she could see every shot I took so we can talk about what looks good and what she liked. It was great practice for me. I thought we had a great session but then she wouldn’t let me print any of the photos or post them to Facebook. She says she’ll come back and redo them when she’s lost 10 pounds. I didn’t think anything of it but then I looked around my house and realized I don’t have any recent photos of my daughter. She always says the same thing. “Wait until I lose 10 pounds.” Or “Wait until I get my makeup done.”
It’s awful how we get so down on ourselves about how we look in the camera. You see every little imperfection about yourself but what everyone else sees is a beautiful smile, a sparkle in your eye and a great photograph. It amazes me that we can see the beauty in everyone else except for our own image.
There is a great article in the Huffington Post and I encourage everyone to read it. It talks about how we can ruin a wonderful photograph with the comments we make about ourselves instead of recognizing the great moment it captured. “…How is it possible that a double chin can overpower the beauty of a mother cuddling her child? How does arm fat distract from the perfect shot of a spontaneous hug?”
So instead of looking at your imperfections, look how perfect the photograph really is with you in it. Besides, in 20 years you’ll look back at that same photo and say, “Look how young and beautiful I was in that picture!” Photos only get better with time.
p.s. I will obey my daughter's wishes and not post her photo for all to see. So instead I found a model who loves getting her photos taken, my granddaughter. I dread the day when she won't let me take her photo!
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