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Last week, Matt Walsh posted a blog entitled To the Women of America: 4 Reasons to Hate 50 Shades of Grey. It’s a good post and worth a read. This post gives a slightly different, female perspective …

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Photo Shoot Outtakes

Submitted by on July 21, 2011 – 5:38 pmNo Comment |

My favorite style blogs are the ones where the bloggers post pictures of themselves posing in different outfits.  Yet, despite the fact that I’ve never met a mirror I didn’t love to glance in (Go ahead. Judge me. I judge myself a little.), I cannot bring myself to ask Hubs (who is a very capable photographer) to take pictures of me on a somewhat regular basis.

Last week, however, I did a photo shoot with one of my co-workers in order to have a few professional pictures of myself to spread around the Interwebs.  After looking at the pictures, my inner narcissist got the best of me and I just had to share some of my favorite shots from the shoot.  Hopefully the commentary below will demonstrate just how seriously I take this stuff.

Of note in the above photo: The hand on the hip action.  It’s a technique I’ve been using for years that keeps your arms from looking flabby in photos.  Also, my friend Dani said she didn’t like this photo because it made my legs look too skinny.  I thanked her and said that was the best compliment anyone had ever given me.

Clearly, I’m thinking about how ridiculous it is that anyone would want to read a blog entry with my face all over it. Or someone farted. Loudly.

Do you hear what I hear?

Reader poll: Does the photo above say a.) Sexy or b.) Desperate and trying too hard? I believe the correct answer is c.) Pinching a penny between my butt cheeks, which have now fused into one unit.

This is Hub’s favorite photo out of the entire bunch.  Probably because I look so angelic, in a somewhat cross-eyed way. Personally, this is what I envision my wax statue at Madam Tussauds will look like once I become famous. I would also like Rachel Bilson to play me in the Lifetime movie about my life.  I know she can’t act, but at least made-for-TV me will be hot and fashionable!

In all seriousness, I’m really pleased with how the photos turned out, and I can’t thank my co-worker Cory enough for taking them.

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