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...)