Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Just Pose, Pose Pose...Only for My Photos

So Saturday I spent the day with my friend Colleen. She takes amazing pictures, you can see some of them here. My favorite is that one where she has all the books in the air. You know I love books! Also google her, seriously. It is worth it, there are tons of great pics that she took that came up for me. I could spend hours looking at them.

We went around Dallas, to a couple different parks and the mall and just took pictures. Nathan came too and took pictures of both me, and Colleen taking pictures of me.

A couple years ago I hated having my picture taken. It was the height of the digital picture taking age in my life and people used to take pictures everywhere, all the time, and without warning. Look, I need some warning OK? I have chin issues. And then people would just dump their camera onto Flickr or wherever, no editing, no deleting the horrible unflattering images of people, nothing. I never understood. Either people have gotten better about that or I have yelled at them about it enough times they are scared. I don’t know.

This is a really picture heavy post, which I know some people hate. But I had such fun, and I love the pictures they took and want to share.

From Colleen…

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I have wanted my picture taken in that tree for years. I see it all the time on my way out and home and it is just so cool. It was smooth along the branches because so many people take pictures in it. It may not seem like a big deal, but it was a dream come true for me!

My favorite pictures are these that we took on the swings. I just look so happy, so full of joy and carefree. And I felt that way too. Those swings were good and rooted to the ground and I was swinging really high with no worries of dumping over the set. It was free.

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Nathan took these really great pictures of Colleen taking pictures of me on the swings…

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And of Colleen wearing his geriatric sunglasses (he loves these things. So. Much)
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And of me in the tree…

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I was pretty scared I was going to slip slide right down in that lake, but he really wanted a picture here…

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It was a great day and I didn’t even mind that we spent most of it outside, even though I kind of hate outside. I had a blast and I hope we can do it again before Colleen moves to the West Coast in May!

Dress, Target
Leggings, Target
Cardigan, American Apparel
Boots, Target

23 comments:

La Historiadora de Moda said...

You look so gorgeous and carefree in these! I especially love the first one of you in the tree, but all these photos are truly fantastic!

Lauren said...

I concur - the pictures on the swings are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing such a fun time with all of us! And love those boots - can't believe they're from Target.

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

These are beautiful girl!

Amy said...

These pictures are stunning, Erin! You look soooo happy and as usual, gorgeous :) My favourite is the first one where you're sitting in the tree! :)

EvaNadine said...

my fiance + i just had a photo shoot with my friend is going to be our wedding photographer, and i cant wait to see the pictures -- we had an outside, carefree photoshoot kinda like this one, and seeing your pictures makes me even more anxious to see ours!
:)

futurelint said...

These are awesome, especially the swing ones but the shape of that tree is super cool too!

Marianna said...

Gorgeous photos. So pretty.

Emily Kennedy said...

Woot! Those are super adorable! What serious fun!

LaShaune said...

These are wonderful photos. The last one with you by the lake is my fav but I had to do a double take because the outcropping of roots look like beavers!

Oooo time for an eye appt.

Chelsea said...

I'll probably be one of 5 billion telling you this, but these pictures are gorgeous! I loooove the first swing picture the most... you look so carefree and happy :)

Kelly said...

These pictures are gorgeous! And you seriously NEED to frame that first one of you in the swing. I love that picture.

Kendra said...

Love this post!! You are so photogenic! I wish I had 2 photographers following me around getting mu best side ;-)

Clare said...

These are all so beautiful and fun! They're all frameable, but the one of you on the swing is SO incredibly gorgeous and you.

Sheila said...

Those are awesome pictures, especially the ones of the swings and the tree. Hee, watch out for that devil duck - they'll come right after you!

I totally have the same issues with candid photos. Like, NO, what are you thinking?? I need to pose, dammit! No one needs to have my turkey neck preserved in a picture.

Kendi Lea said...

You look beautiful! I love the one of you in the swing, just precious.

I totally get you on the unflattering photography of friends. I've untagged many a-photos on facebook because of the fat chin or arm smash issue.

WendyB said...

Looove the swing pictures.

And I loathe people who post photos without getting approval!

Tanya Patrice said...

You look so happy and the pics are beautiful. The boots are amazing btw.

Homebody said...

What a fun post! Thanks for sharing it with us!

myownlittleuniverse said...

these pics are all so pretty! i love them! especially the ones on the swings, looks so fun!

Life with Kaishon said...

You are so pretty. I LOVE the first swing picture. AMAZING! How great is it to have a friend like Colleen? The best!

what i would have worn... said...

Erin, these pictures are absolutely stunning! You look so beautiful and carefree.

She Spys said...

the picture with the sky in the background is AMAZING!!! Great shot :)

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Leah said...

the pictures of you on the swing are so cute!
what does your tattoo on your wrist say?