Looking at flowers is one of Lily’s and mine favorite things to do. She is named after one after all!
Believe it or not (for the ones who know me, I’m sure you believe it), there were soooooo many to choose from but, I must say that this one is my favorite of all times. (it’s kind of an innocent version of American Beauty)
It was taken back in May at the park we go to every afternoon and I just love everything about it.
I love her face, her expression, how blue her eyes are, the color of the flowers, the grass…. my Lily!
I’m joining Ariella (who writes one of my favorite blogs) who joined Juliana on a series of self portraits.
When I read Ariella‘s post, I could totally relate.
There is so much about me that I don’t like and that I would change. Physically, I’m never as comfortable in front of the camera as I am behind it.
I don’t like my left eye. (I have felt like this since I was a child) It turns in a bit and it is very noticeable in frontal shots. Profile shots are much better for me which is why I usually shoot myself that way.
When I read Juliana‘s post, I could also totally relate on the emotional level.
Just yesterday I cried about this. (yes, I cried)
Becoming a new mom has been wonderful but also one of the biggest emotional challenges.
As uncomfortable as I am in front of the camera, I have for the last 6 years started a personal collection of self portraits.
This is something that I have done mostly for my own artistic studies of…well, myself.
Just the other day I was thinking about doing a post about bathroom portraits. Most of my self portraits have been taken in my own bathroom, bar bathrooms, restaurant bathrooms, hotel bathrooms, you get the picture.
I have a thing for self and bathrooms. 😉
Right after I read Ariella‘s post, I ran into our bathroom and took these self portraits.
I have no make-up on, I haven’t showered and I’m in my house dress. (yes, I wear a house dress)