Thursday, 16 February 2012

Fashion Confession

This might seem an unusual one from a fashion blogger who posts outfit pictures at every opportunity, but...

I hate having my photo taken.

I literally run from cameras at parties and basically any other time than when I get my outfit snaps taken. You are more likely to find me behind the camera at a party, clicking away, or simply ducking out of pictures because I always feel awkward in photographs. In my opinion I am simply not photogenic - I always manage to be pulling a face or looking in the wrong direction, never just nice and normal! I am sure it's just a bit of paranoia, but I still hate being in front of the camera.

I am not sure where it stems from.. Possibly the fact that I'm an incredible perfectionist who can pick holes in anything has something to do with it - if there's anything wrong with me in a photo (cheesy grin, rogue blemish, slightly smudged lipstick), I will see it. Or maybe the constant threat of being tagged in an ugly photo on Facebook?

I have gotten better at just taking pictures though, and I don't mind messing around with friends because I know they will delete the truly hideous ones, but being photographed is still not something I enjoy. Like I said though, I have improved - I think the daily blog photographs have helped. I don't mind those so much because the focus is on the clothes, and as long as I look vaguely human and decent, they can go online!

Is there a way to get over an aversion to cameras though? Maybe having enough photos of myself would help, or perfecting my 'camera face' for when someone points a lens at me. Maybe I should even go for one of those professional-style photoshoot experiences, to really challenge myself.. Thoughts?

Love and kisses, Tara xox

(Oh, and sorry this is such a pathetic post - it's been thrown together last minute because the post I had planned for today will now have to wait until tomorrow, thanks to a few things taking a lot longer than they should...)


  1. I completely understand. In normal photos I always end up with atleast three chins.

    1. And I thought it was just me with the chin issue.. thank goodness it's not! xox

  2. Aww, this is such an adorable post! I can totally understand you, I used to be the same! I guess it just takes some practice, and mainly having confidence in your photographer! Don´t worry, it´ll get better with time!
    I´ve just discovered your amazing blog and I love it! I´m happy to be your new follower :)

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)
    Macarons and Pearls

    1. I'll just keep practicing getting photographed :) & aww thankyou so much, glad you like it! xox

  3. i hate getting my photo taken too so you're not the only one. The only problem with me is that i'm SO not photogenic hence why I love black and white photos!

  4. I think you have to try doing photos of yourself and learn in what position you look better! I am used to spend a lot of time looking at myself in the mirror to understand how I look better in a particular outfit to do better photos! :)
    check out my new post xoxo

    1. good idea, lots of mirror practice first - I'll be trying that :) xox