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One Mom's Perfect Imperfection: SOOC - Facing Myself

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03 July 2010

SOOC - Facing Myself

I admit to being completely nervous about taking part in Jessica's Facing Myself photo challenge because it requires me to step in front of the camera and I've gotten very comfortable with being behind it.  It's become somewhat of a security blanket for me, I think.  I have a camera of some sort with me no matter where I go.  But it's sort of a catch 22 because I also find myself complaining that I'm never in the picture on family vacations or any other events for that matter.  I'm frivolous about catching every moment of my kids' lives in pictures, but have very limited documentation of my own.  So I took the plunge and have decided I'm going to participate in this challenge.  I need to participate in this challenge.  However, I'm finding it just that - a challenge.  I've tried several "creative" ways to capture a photo of myself and most have been fails.  I've got some brainstorming to do.  




So I resorted to setting the timer on my camera and taking these.  They aren't the best because I couldn't be behind the camera to adjust everything and check the lighting, etc.  But I have a couple of pics of my favorite boy and me.  And these are SOOC so I'm linking up with Slurping Life today as well for SOOC Saturday.  

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25 Comments:

  • At July 3, 2010 at 7:33 AM , Anonymous Emmasmommy said...

    I think you did really great with this! They are good!! I have the same complaint that I am usually the one taking the pic and E is going to think mom was never there ;) Derek is starting to take a few more but...you know how that goes.

    Sweet sweet pics!!

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 8:00 AM , Anonymous passionatelyliving said...

    I love these pictures. i love that they aren't perfectly posed!

    Following from the tea party! :)

    www.housekeepinginprogress.com

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 8:49 AM , Anonymous Courtney said...

    Thank you so much! So glad you stopped by today. Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 8:50 AM , Anonymous Courtney said...

    Thanks, girl! Hope you have a FAB day!

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 9:10 AM , Anonymous Jodie at Mummy Mayhem said...

    Great pics, Courtney! Visiting you from Lady Bloggers Tea Party. Will now follow too!

    I'm the same - always complaining I'm not in enough pics with my kids (I have 3 boys), but then when I'm actually in them, I'm not comfortable with how I look! *sigh*

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 9:19 AM , Anonymous Tara R. said...

    Beautiful shots. Great idea to use your timer.

    I am in very few family photos, and like it that way. I have never liked having my picture taken. I need to work on that aversion.

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 9:36 AM , Anonymous Ourlifeinaclick said...

    These are precious and you will treasure them! I've struggled with the same thing, never being in many family photos but taking them all. I try to hand my husband the camera more these days and just see what he gets. Stopping over from SOOC Saturday and I'm your newest follower.

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 10:06 AM , Anonymous Courtney said...

    Hi, Jodie and WELCOME! So glad to hear I'm not alone in this self-portrait thing. 3 boys, huh?! Got your hands full! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 10:09 AM , Anonymous Courtney said...

    Hi, Tara and thanks. I don't think I have ever really minded having my picture taken but once I see the picture (at least after having 2 children) I'm so critical of myself. Glad you stopped by today. Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 10:10 AM , Anonymous Courtney said...

    WELCOME! So glad you stopped by today. Looking forward to seeing your SOOC shot. Yeah, I've had to consciously shove the camera into my husband's hand a time or two while on vacation just so it looks like I was actually there. Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 10:43 AM , Anonymous Melissa said...

    Your beautiful! love that your taking on this challenge! Have a wonderful 4th of July week-end!

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 10:58 AM , Anonymous Robin said...

    I can definitely relate to having very little documentation because you're usually behind the camera. My mom was the same way and now that she's been deceased many years, I wish there were so many more. I try to get a few of myself here or there (even if I ask a stranger to take a pic and/or am not happy with the way I look) just so there's evidence I was there, and happy, lol! I love your pics of you two!!

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 11:23 AM , Anonymous K Floortime Lite Mama said...

    you are lovely and wonderful the love between you and your kiddo

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 11:50 AM , Anonymous Lisa said...

    Courtney I know all too well of not being in front of the camera. I lwould rather be behind it any day.
    Our children need documentation when they are older of their much loved mommies though.

    You look beautiful and happy and your children will treasure these in the future!

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 11:57 AM , Anonymous Natalie@mommyofamonster said...

    Oh, I love the first one! You both look so happy :)
    I hate having my picture taken and can't even imagine trying to get a good one of myself...you've been doing great!

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 12:57 PM , Anonymous SoCoMom4James said...

    Great idea and great pictures! You will be so glad you have a record of a regular day in the life.

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 1:36 PM , Anonymous Colleen said...

    I'm here from Jess's "facing myself" challenge. I'd like to take part in it, but like you said it is definitely a "challenge" for me.

    You did a wonderful job with the pics even if you weren't able to control all of the settings.

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 2:45 PM , Anonymous Sarah - PS Mom Reviews said...

    Great idea, I need more pictures of myself with my son too!

    OK, I'm a little behind, but I wanted to check out some more blogs. I'm a new follower from New Friend Fridays.
    I hope you'll come check me out at PS Mom Reviews and follow me too!
    I have fun giveaways going on now, including one for an $80 GC to CSNstores.com!

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 3:23 PM , Anonymous Courtney said...

    Colleen - that's my middle name! Glad you came by and thanks so much. Hope you'll link up to the challenge!

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 3:24 PM , Anonymous Courtney said...

    Welcome, Sarah! So glad you stopped by. I look forward to checking out your site. Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 6:45 PM , Anonymous Ashley Sisk said...

    These are great Courtney! I need to upload my shot but this weekend is rather busy. I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend...get in front of the camera more. It likes you.

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 6:59 PM , Anonymous Courtney said...

    You are too kind. Thanks so much, Ashley. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 8:58 PM , Anonymous Lori said...

    Great pics! You know that my foray into using the timer this past week was, well, not so good. Hope you're having a great weekend with the family.

     
  • At July 3, 2010 at 10:19 PM , Anonymous Artistically Amy said...

    These are cute! I especially love the last one. You should print it out and frame it.

     
  • At July 5, 2010 at 8:17 AM , Anonymous Courtney said...

    Thank you so much! After a little editing, I just may do that!

     

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