It is the season for holiday parties and you know what that means, pictures and lots of them. If you are one of those people who love their photo taken and always seem to look good then this probably isn’t worth reading. But if you are like me, you might need a little support in the “what do I do with my hands?” department.
I never used to be camera shy, as a matter of fact years ago (far to many to say out loud) I won Miss Photogenic in on of the pageants I was in. No big deal, except it was all I ever one so I am pretty proud of it. Funny now that I type that I think back to having that picture taken by mom moms friend who borrowed a “good” camera from a mother friend and we were in my moms living room, using the porch door and a curtain as a backdrop. We did not have money for me to be in the pageant let alone pay for a quality headshot to enter with but it was required and I really wanted to do it. Sorry way off topic there type point is, I used to love being on the opposite side of the camera but I sure have gotten comfortable behind it. We all have our reasons, be them in our own head. I don’t mind telling you that often times when ladies share their huge flaws with me I had not even noticed it until they pointed it out and many times not even after that. I get the insecurities though because I have them too. This year I am especially nervous about being in the pictures because I have gained more weight than I care to admit and my husbands company is hosting a roof top Christmas party. I know fancy right?
I found this pretty sweet cocktail jumpsuit on Cyber Monday that I think I look good in and already have my jewelry picked out but I may not feel comfortable in anything I decide to wear. I will share this little secret with you though. I will practice at home in front of the mirror to find “my good side” . I often do this with my smile for selfies.
I can also follow some simple steps to look my best in the photos that I thought I would share with you too.
Also consider the pre party prep, hair makeup and what you wear will all help you feel more confident and that will show in the photos. The most important thing though is to be in the photos, do not hide o avoid them because you don’t like your smile these are fun and precious memories. Which reminded me my last and maybe most valuable tip.....