At this point, I know it’s obvious that I’m just getting started with this whole “I’m a blogger” persona. There’s many skills that I’m nowhere near mastering yet and that’s okay, because it’s a learning experience. Aside from the technical aspects of having a blog that I know very little about, I know I need to work on getting those poses just a little more “natural-looking.”
If someone has a camera, and we’re out and about, I’m all over that. I have my signature smile and pose…you know, head tilted to one side, a big smile that shows the top row of teeth and usually one hand on my hip. Oh. That’s essentially the first picture I have in this post. Typical!
Also, although I have always paid close attention to keeping my smile looking at its best, becoming a blogger who needs to take photos all the time has made me realize how important it is to be happy with your teeth! I am really diligent with brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash and I have relatively straight teeth but I know a lot of people need to visit sites like beforedent.com and get aligners to straighten their teeth. So I am really lucky in this respect, but I have definitely thought about getting some professional whitening done to boost my confidence.
I know that some friends of mine have had their teeth whitened by a team of gresham dentists as well, so I think I am going to ask them for some advice. Have you ever had your teeth professionally whitened? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Another procedure I hear a lot about is gum depigmentation by laser surgery. I always found this to be odd. After all, who really cares about the color of someone’s gums? This was before I met someone who had it done. The difference was night and day. Not only was their smile brighter, their confidence shone as well! I’ve even begun considering it for myself!
Anyway, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having a good smile/pose ready to strike whenever there happens to be a camera. It’s how you manage to have more good pictures than bad floating around the internet. That’s what I tell myself, anyway.
This is why I had a lot of trouble the other day at work, when a couple colleagues borrowed me for a photo shoot. We’re launching a new website and they needed a volunteer for the main page. Most companies outsource this to another company, but if you use a website maker you can actually do it yourself. This meant that they needed to take their own pictures, which is where I was coerced into helping out. For these pictures, I was told to look off to the side, rather than into the camera. While it was okay to smile, it wasn’t supposed to look posed.
I can’t even tell you how difficult that was for me. I haven’t seen the final picture they’re using, but I can almost guarantee that I’ll hate it!
And now, some posed pictures of my outfit from that day…
Sweater: Aerie (old)
Skirt: J. Crew Factory
Booties: Brown’s Shoes