Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stepping Out From Behind The Lens.

Ever since I had Carter, I've spent an awful lot of time behind the lens. As if I'm sure you couldn't have guessed. Most of it has to do with the ridiculously adorable towhead that is currently tearing through the kitchen yielding a mop as a jousting stick and admittedly so, some of it has to do with the sole fact that, yes, even after 14 months of Motherhood, I'm just still not all that in love with my Mom Bod. 


Sitting, posing, holding, sucking it all in.. It's just so much cuter when C doesn't have to do those things!

I'll be the first to admit that I have no one to blame but myself. Have I gotten myself to the gym? No. Heck, have I even attempted more than one single hour of the workout DVD's that both my SIL's were so gracious enough to burn for me? P90X? Yeah. That lasted for a whole P90Seconds. And Insanity? Well, one would have to insane to even attempt that workout. 

Case in point, I haven't done much about anything. But hide behind the camera, capturing my child's every breath, every blink, every move. 

But then I asked the super awesome Jess of Diamond Doll Designs to spiffy up this here ol' slice of blog heaven. And she did. And it's ah-mazing. But then I realized that I didn't have any relatively new pictures of myself that I could send to incorporate into the design. 


Granted, I could of offered up a picture circa our wedding back in 2007 when I was 10lbs. lighter, tanner and blonde. Damn. Moving on...

So? I set about to change that. Granted, I left behind my remote and tripod in Maryland and was left to work with, well.. stacking blocks, an end table and a few glass coasters. Oh, and a ton of snacks for C-man. 

Anything to keep him from charging the camera as the self-timer began to count down...

Of the 327 pictures that I took? Maybe 15 survived and even less made The Cut. 


Seriously, who am I?


The answer is obvious. I'm much more comfortable behind the lens.







32 comments :

  1. So gorgeous!! Clearly looking good in front of the camera is a family trait!

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  2. You look pretty comfy in front of the lens, if you ask me!! Embrace it, girl...ham it up!!

    P.S. You are gorgie & I'm totally diggin' the feather.

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  3. I think you look adorbs AND I needed a more recent pic of your face! muah!

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  4. LOVE the look and LOVE you.

    the end.

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  5. I love your new layout... bio picture! :)

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  6. I need to do that too. There are not enough pictures of me:) you look fabulous by the way!

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  7. Well get your booty in front of the camera with your sweet little C because both of you are gorgeous. Beautiful new pic :)

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  8. You look great! And I love the new look of the blog.

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  9. Love the new layout--it looks great!

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  10. Friend, you are BEAUTIFUL!!! No need to hide...but I completely understand. My "new" body doesn't really lend me the confidence to be in front of the camera - then again, who would take millions of pics of Kitty???

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  11. I hear ya', but we should really get in front more, especially with our little ones. :) You look gorg!

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  12. what are you talking about? You look b-e-a-u-tiful! I love the new blog layout too :)

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  13. I can sure see where Carter gets his skills! ;)

    You look WONDERFUL! LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures!!

    Happy Wednesday!

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  14. Ok mama- I am with you- the whole not feeling so comfy in front of the camera however- if I looked as good as you I would be rocking that shit! You're a hottie Bo-tottie and you should be in front of that lens :) xoxox

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  15. Love the new look of the blog and gorgeous picture of you!

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  16. Well I think you look great. Still loving the feather extension.

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  17. Love the new design! Jess did a great job!

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  18. I'm with you girl, I hate being in front of the lens! Taking photos of J is the perfect excuse to be behind the lens rather than in front of it though :) Oh and you look beee-utiful!

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  19. Id say thats pretty damn near amazing! You look great mama!

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  20. I think you look great! Embrace it, because let's face it there is a moment where you just have to accept that you have had a child and that changes things. I can totally relate. Shall we discuss what I once was when I was playing collegiate volleyball. I mean honestly, do I wish that body (mostly the guns) back even for a second, absolutely! But I will embrace what I have because what I have to show for it is pretty freakin' amazing! And my dear, you have nothing to worry about :)

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  21. Looks great! And I love the photo of you :)

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  22. Love the picture...and I had a dream about your hair. Ha:-)

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  23. That is a stunning picture of you. Love the feather too.

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  24. You are gorgeous! Behind the camera and in front!

    Also I'm loving the new blog look.

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  25. LOVE the new look, love the PIC. I'm with you, prefer being behind the camera!

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  26. you know I think you are adorable!! I swear I attempt to take a lot of pics with me and carsyn and end up hating them all..soooo uncomfortable in front of the camera!! you, however, should not be-I expect to see a lot more of you with C!!

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  27. heyyyy there gorgeous!
    I think you look smokin' as a brunette... lucky Mr. M!

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  28. Love the new look!
    And your gorgeous...you should step out from behind the lens more often.

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  29. you look hott!! I won't be standing next to you in any pictures when I finally get to meet you in just a few weeks! Hell yea! Pop the bubbly!

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  30. *You* are adorable, lady, and so is your re-design - love!

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  31. You look great! But I totally understand where you are coming from. I feel the exact same way about myself!

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