Wanna know something really lame or potentially really lame? I probably have at least 1000+ of me in this same pose. I have LITERALLY MASTERED IT. I really hope this doesn’t come off vain or stuck up when I say that I am aware (and grateful) that I have a pretty face and “kind eyes.” I truly believe that us “bigger girls” have managed to figure out a way to look as awesome as possible in any and all pictures to avoid further discomfort about our body. I have had people tell me “You are so photogenic” throughout my entire life. Sometimes I feel like telling them that this skill didn’t come easy. Me knowing how to pose in pictures is a painfully deliberate thing that I have been hypersensitive about since the dawn of time.
Midway disclaimer: I feel like this post could piss some people off. I realize that this post is based solely on my own experience and I am throwing out a lot of generalizing thoughts and ideas. If you are a curvier/heavier/bigger/ whatever size girl who could care less about what people think of you, hate taking pictures or being in pictures or think you are 100% perfect the way you are then please come over to my house and teach me your ways.
Moving forward…..I will continue to blog about my experiences with taking pictures and how I perceived myself throughout the majority of my life. It’s a huge part of me and I actually enjoy talking about it …even if it is to myself on this weird blog of mine. I would like to think that one day I am going to
lose enough weight become a healthy and happy size that I will feel fully comfortable transitioning from closeup pictures to full body pictures that capture ALL OF ME, not just a fraction.