Thursday, August 25, 2011

Modeling is not my thing

My 5 year old is my new photographer. I have to give him some serious credit though...he actually takes more "clear" shots than my 7 year does, to be honest. When I asked him the other day if he wanted to try to take my picture he jumped at the chance, unlike my 7 year old who dreads taking his dear ole' mom's picture. He's over it. So during #3's nap time, #2 and I headed to the front yard to take the standard hand on the hip photo by the front door. After a few shots I figured we probably had at least one decent one and was ready to go back in. It was also like 500 degrees outside and I was hot. Then he just kept clicking the camera...he was having so much fun so I started doing funny poses and faces. We had a good laugh.

When we got in the house and I uploaded the pictures he took I had an even better laugh...I better not quit my day job because modeling is certainly not gonna work out for me. =) Funny how in your head when you pose you're thinking it'll look so cute but when you see it up on the screen you want to cringe and delete it immediately. I decided to be brave and pick a few of the better ones to throw in today, just to break up the monotony of the hand on the hip pose I do daily. I'm all about changing it up (once a year or so). =)

-Squeezebox Top-Anthropologie
-Rise-and-Fall Cardigan-Anthropologie
-Cropped Jeans-J Crew Factory
-Looping Lanes Belt-Anthropologie
-Presta Wedge Sandals-Target
-Lucky Brand Necklace-Macy's
-Bardot Spiral Bangle-Stella & Dot
-Bardot Hoop Earrings-Stella & Dot
-Ring-Pree Brulee

I totally missed "Wow Me" Wednesday yesterday...I took the day off. The kids and I went to the pool for three hours with friends after school. It was fabulous. I digress...
Maybe I'll just make that a sporadic feature...some weeks I'll post it and others I won't. There are definitely some things I have my eye on right now...all these fall roll outs are killing me! Especially since summer just decided to show up this week...I wonder if fall will ever arrive at this point.

Hope you have a great rest of your day! I'm super excited for the next Project Runway me some "Make it work" action! Did I mention to you that my sis-in-law was actually at the outdoor runway a few episodes ago? I saw her on TV. Now she's famous. Go Hailey! =)


  1. Awww, your 5 year old did a great job snapping pics. You look great in every one! And I love that cardi. This is the first season I've ever watched Project Runway and I LOVE it!!! Can't believe I've been missing out all these years. I'm just waiting for a marathon of past seasons to be on....

  2. You look beautiful. I like the 1st shot. I just had my 9 year old nephew shoot maternity pics and they came out better than the DIY ones my husband & I did w/a timer. Yes, let's get the little ones on the technical devices. They're good at it. *lol*

  3. Seriously, great pics! The color and clarity is awesome! 5 years old, huh? I'm impressed! And honestly, you look so relaxed and happy in these shots, but I totally know what you mean about wanting to delete the pictures that make you cringe. ;)

  4. I love these fun! Great little photographer you've got there!

  5. You are looking as lovely as ever! Love that striped cardi AND the blue door in the background;-) Hope to start following closely once again, now that we are about to be settled after a crazy summer.

  6. You are beautiful! These pics are so fun and cute and wow, your 5 yr old has a new budding talent! Super cute outfit too!

  7. Wow! You're son has some serious skills! I love the first picture. The top and cardigan tie in perfectly together. And the belt is perfect!

  8. I'm always at a loss when it comes to blog photo poses and I totally feel like I do the same three poses over and over again - you look great in your photos and I love the color combo there!

  9. You are great at modeling :) Love the cardi -- great colors. Very cute!

  10. Oh I love it! My oldest hates the picture taking process too. I just need to invest in a good camera, tripod and remote! Wishful thinking for now... :) Cute poses though!

  11. Thanks all know how to make a girl feel good! =)

  12. Love the cardigan!!