August 17, 2012

Trading Places

Dress: H&M | Cardigan: The Limited | Shoes: BCBG | Bag: Forever 21

Photos by: Nicholas Stewart

A friend of mine tagged along to watch us take photos, and while I was standing there in front of the camera she asked, "You don't feel embarrassed?" It sounds funny, but I knew exactly what she meant. The answer is yes! I feel embarrassed every time! It is the single most awkward feeling to take shot after shot, trying to think of different ways to pose and look relaxed and natural at the same time. In fact, the one thing I dreaded the most before starting this blog was the picture-taking. If you know me, you know that I was never a fan of taking pictures because I didn't think I was all that photogenic. Well, folks... that hasn't changed. I still feel uncomfortable at photoshoots, and I hold my breathe every time I do a post. It's a miracle I haven't passed out yet.

I said all that to say, it was a welcomed change to watch Dwayne trade places with me for yesterday's post. We're total opposites. He's one of the most photogenic people I know, and he never passes up the opportunity to take a photo! (Follow him on instagram: @twinstew) But even he experienced a little bit of the awkward feeling that goes along with taking photos for a
blog post.

Since it seems like I've been rambling for a while now, I feel obligated to come up with a moral to this story: Trading places with someone is hardly ever as easy as it seems.


  1. Your moral is so true.

    I see people and admire their accomplishments but when I hear of what it took for them to get there it really makes me think could I handle all of what they dealt with?

    It's the same with Jesus. We love him & admire him, but there's no one I've ever met that would be willing to trade places him for the Crucifixion part of his life on earth ;)

    By the way, you seem like a natural before the camera :) Hopefully as time progresses you'll become even more comfortable with it ;)

    1. YES!!!
      Sorry, I get super excited when people "get" my posts... lol. And thanks for the compliment :)

    2. LOL!! You are most welcome :)