Breaking the Glamour: Behind the Outfit Pics
I'm a BIG fan of showcasing how un-glamorous style blogging can be, as well as poking fun of myself any chance I get. (See: "Hey, can you take a quick outfit pic?"-Awkward Tales of Fashion Blogging and A Fashion Blogger's Best Friends: Sunglasses). Blogging and social media at large are wonderful entities, but they're also a little dangerous in that they promote ideals that nobody can live up to--even if the poster doesn't mean to do that! This time around I'm telling some behind the scenes stories about how I was all dressed up...and things weren't really "ideal" or even true to life! Enjoy!
I look alone, but if I had a nickel for every person that was staring at this "weirdo" twirling in a petticoat in the park in front of a tripod...I'd be a rich woman!
My front seat passenger stayed in the car and took this through a window. I was excited about this new skirt, but it was raining and we didn't want to get him or the camera wet!
This is obviously not a high level photograph quality wise, but I liked this styling of this outfit and it was flash flooding before dinner. So a nighttime quickie snap was more or less the only option!
I was T minus 5 minutes from being poured on and a HUGE storm broke out immediately from there!
This is a little more glamorous than some of the others, but the ONLY reason why I even got this shot was because someone I was supposed to pick up en route to a birthday party was running late. Happy accident, otherwise I would have lost the lighting! Plus, my bra is reflecting through my shirt due to the flash so there's that too...#glamourshattered
Rain drops were already coming down here...I was so over this in this whole photoshoot. I usually take pictures a few days to weeks ahead so I'm not stressed, but this had to go out promptly. I was losing light, my hair was a mess, my equipment wasn't fulling behaving, and it was one of the first truly cold days of the fall and my nerves weren't used to it. I would have been anywhere else but here during this shoot!!
Sometimes it looks colder than it is in my pictures, but this was not the case. It was 10 degrees here and began snowing two hours later. I feel like it was one of my most interesting and beautiful shoots ever, so it was worth it, but yes...it was cold!!This was also chilly and it was first thing in the morning. Double whammy! I think kids were getting on a school bus just out of the camera's lens...
I'm literally behind some warehouse that I could not find again if I tried! Lighting was an issue this day and I drove around looking for anything that wasn't too dark or too overexposed and somehow ended up here. It was actually kind of sketch...
The last shot of my shoot before my camera's battery died. I got about 6 photos before this and just had to make due with what I got!
See my right hand floating gracefully? It's totally sprained! I was taking photos for the next week and was both hoping it'd be better by then and didn't want the brace in more photos than it had to be. I was whimpering a lot between pictures...
No matter how stylized and chic any photos that style/fashion bloggers put out, we ALL have stories like some of the ones I shared. So whether you're a blogger just starting out or a fan of reading fashion blogs, keep all of this in mind as life will never treat anyone perfect and we all have days where the elements are literally against us! Bloggers...have any best of stories involving YOUR behind the scenes hiccups?