Lunch Date Downtown

Friday, September 12, 2014

Shooting Clista yesterday really inspired me to be braver when it comes to my own photos. Now, I don't think I'll ever have as much spunk as she does, but watching her pose outside right in front of a bunch of people eating dinner outdoors, or even when sketchy guys were leering around, and remain unfaltered, made me question why I can't even pose for a photo with one person walking anywhere around me, without feeling hugely embarrassed and wanting to wait until they leave. I decided that I needed to channel some of Clista's spirit and just do it. And I mean, who really does care? I don't walk past people taking photos and think to myself, 'well now, they must be conceited, self-centered people!' I walk past and think, 'maybe they're taking senior photos,' or, 'maybe they have a blog too,' or (and here's the kicker) I don't think anything of it at all. Which is probably what goes on when people see me, right? Why should I be so afraid of their judgement and possible negative opinions when, in all reality, they most likely aren't thinking of me at all, but of their day, or themselves, or their errands, or something entirely un-me related.

In short, I decided to take a big leap instead of taking baby steps, because for me that always works better anyways, and I decided to just have Michael straight up take photos of me downtown, and not just in the alleys, but straight up on a main sidewalk. I did it! And you know what? Once I got out there and really realized first hand that no one cared, it was fine! I really like the photos too! I feel like they add a bit more dimension to everything.

::photos by Michael::

Have any of you struggled with photos in public? Or am I the only one wanting to run and hide behind a bush when someone sees me with a camera? I'm just curious.

Love & Sunshine,

Dress:Xhilaration :: Shoes:Charlotte Russe :: Flower:Claire's:similar :: Purse:Tignanello:Marshall's :: Earrings:Forever 21


  1. Your blog is gorgeous & so is this outfit!
    Your so pretty!

    Kelly from | DayDreams & DaisyChains

    1. Aw thank you so very much!
      I just popped over to your blog as well and I love it!
      <3 Mariah