I read something once that someone’s pet peeve wasn’t just people who don’t update their blogs very often, but people who don’t update their blogs very often and then proceed to make a million excuses about it.
So I’m not going to make excuses. But I will say my life has been hectic, nonstop, and wonderful lately. Roadtrips, concerts, long weekends, family, friends, weddings… everything a summer should be.
And a photo shoot?
No, I didn’t have a career change. But I did play model for a day with my good friend Kristin.
Kristin is one of those rare friends you find that you immediately click with, and it’s like you’ve known each other your whole lives. She’s also become quite the magician with her camera. Check out her website (and post about yours truly!) at Kristin Hardwick Photography. She’s posted the best pictures from our cornfield photo shoot there (the first one there is the current favorite), but I wanted to share some additional ones I love.
If you haven’t had photographs taken of yourself since the classic high-school-senior-against-a-tree photo (you all had that one too, right?) I *highly* suggest indulging. Hire a professional, find a friend with a nice camera and good eye, or you could always borrow Kristin. I would not consider myself vain nor do I tend to care what others think of me. I rarely wear makeup and just had my haircut for the first time in a year and a half… my split ends were as old as my niece. That has to deserve some kind of award.
To see yourself through someone else’s eyes is, well… eye opening. She made me feel like a gorgeous rockstar, even tolerating my uneducated strumming on my guitar (yes that’s mine. no I don’t really know how to play it. someday I will.) Anyway… morale of the story, go schedule a photo shoot and give your ego a little boost. Vanity may be a sin, but self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings** (Samuel Johnson)
All photos are copyrighted to Kristin Hardwick Photography 2011
*Quote from Brantley Gilbert’s song ‘My Kind of Crazy’. If you like country music and don’t know this guy, you have no idea what you’re missing.
**quote from Samuel Johnson, that I found here from random googling.