8.05.2009

Glamour Shots by Heather

I do a lot of self portraits. But usually, it's not just me. G usually takes center stage, I'm off in the background somewhere, using the child to hide my chins.

As ever, I'm up for a challenge. I set out this week to try to take a decent self portrait.

And, five trillion photos later, I think I have a few.

Can I also mention my husband thinks I am nuts and keeps asking why the flash is going off? Don't worry, I told him I am taking shots of my skinned palms and knee from my running injury - which isn't totally a lie. I will post on that later. Back to the task at hand.

First, the sans makeup photo, the before photo. I just love how in weight loss/acne medication ads, they always make the person look as homely, depressed and crappy as possible.


Did I mention pissed off? I think I look pretty irritated. Mission accomplished. My eyebrows are even askew. Awesome. Calling eyebrow stylist after this post.

Now really, makeup is quite amazing, isn't it?

Here I am in profile. I've never been too fond of my nose, but hey, I kind of like the shot. You can see my elf ears, as my mother has them dubbed. They kind of point at the top, which you can't see. I may be part Vulcan.

Another in semi-profile, with a knowing smile.

Trust me, I'm not thinking about anything except how to hide my chins.

This next photo, well, I think it captures me pretty well.

Wild. Crazy. Nerdy.

And yes, my hair is that huge naturally. Tawny Kitaen, eat your heart out.

Did I mention, I'm a HUGE DORK?



So, world, this me, captured.

And if you, don't like it, tough.


For more in self portraiture, skedaddle on over to I Should Be Folding Laundry.

33 comments:

april said...

I love these!!! And are you really part Vulcan? I am TOO!!!

Great job!!

Bacardi Mama said...

I love these. You did a great job!

Nell said...

You've made me smile...big time. I love these.. you are such a fun person!

Nell

Christy M. said...

YOU ARE A ROCK STAR! I love all of your self-portraits so much!!!

tippytoe foxtrot said...

Dude, your before shot is GORGEOUS. Will you punch me if I tell you that I think you look prettiest without makeup?

Also,I like that you included several shots showing your personality.

Prairie Lady said...

Wow you are a knock out!! And I love your hair.

Shell @ Disappearing Mist said...

These are great! Looks like you had fun doing this! Fantastic job!

Tiaras said...

your nose is so fine - your ears - I dont' see any points and I LOVE your hair!!

livinginagirlsworld said...

Wow! These are great. I had a hard time smiling in my pictures. I love that you could be yourself in front of the camera - even while trying to hide extra chins (that you either don't really have or are EXCELLENT at hiding, because I never saw but one chin!)

Jessi said...

Um, you're awesome. Totally. And beautiful and I do not believe than you have more than one chin.

Donna said...

These are just FANTASTIC...I love them all! Xx

Andrea said...

Nice work. Totally you. And, if you do in fact have plural chins, you hid them well. Though, unless you just grew them, I don't think you do.

Yelena R. said...

These are awesome! p.s. you look awesome without make up...and I wouldn't just say it to anybody :)

LaShawn said...

Love these!

imadramamama said...

Dude. You're a rock star!

I love that first picture. I think pissed off pictures are hilarious!

Stacie's Madness said...

i agree, i love the first shot...

we are our own worse critics...and I think you're beautiful in ALL of the shots...but love love love the first one (eyebrow eskewed and all)

keli.h said...

AWESOME shots!!!

But I do have to hate you just a little bit for looking THAT good without makeup. Sorry.

;)

Heather D said...

The trick to appear single chinned is pushing your chin out, and never being photographed from beneath. Seriously. I have it down to a science.

Mrs Soup said...

So great!

And I am part Vulcan as well! w00t! My baby is too, as well as my mom and her mom....it's a fun trait to have!

ZDub said...

You have really good hair!

Heather D said...

The hair will come in handy at Poison/Def Leppard in September. I'm not kidding.

Dcan said...

Super fun shots! Great makeover BTW. In my next life, I'm gonna have big hair!

that's the story of my life... said...

Your a nut But I love you anyways! :0)

Saj said...

Love these shots! You don't look terribly homely in your "before" shot-I think you look great! Your skin looks so nice!

Kathleen said...

Great shots! You look like SO much fun!!

jen@odbt said...

Great photos - you are gorgeous. I think I also spend a lot of time while waiting for someone to take a picture to remind myself - hide my chins. Hope your hands are feeling better.

Katypie said...

Thanks for the comment! Your self-portraits are fun! Great facial expressions!

The F*ck Cancer mug is from CafePress.com! They have lots of fun items! :0)

CraftGirlAlli said...

how fun!!! great shots!

bzmomma said...

Love these photos! Great shots and captions too..."part Vulcan"...too funny!

bzmomma said...

meant to add - ROCK ON!

jaime said...

Such fun pics! I love them :)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

You are so cute!

Steph

♥RocĂ­o♥ said...

so SEXY!
iLove them all!
You are GORGEOUS!!!