Back in December, my sister borrowed her then-boyfriend’s fancy, expensive camera and we ventured to Downtown Boulder to have ourselves a little photoshoot.
She was a great, delightfully bossy photographer/director (“Loosen your lips!” “We’re not slouchers, straighten up!” “Think happy thoughts, none of that fake laugh!”) and we were very proud of the results, which you can see on my sidebar, “About” page, and most of my social media profile photos. It was really exciting to have photos like that.
However, I did not anticipate the guaranteed problem within 6 months. You see, it was cold and snowy in December in Colorado, and I naturally dressed for the occasion. Silly as it may sound, it did not occur to me that it would be sunny and colorful in the summertime, especially in California. So here I am with great winter photos that largely contribute to my online presence, and yet it all feels so off because it’s 100 degrees outside. Hmm… didn’t think that one through, did I?
The perfect solution is to stage another photoshoot and switch out the photos. Now don’t get me wrong, but Jake’s photographer/director abilities are… well, not my sister’s. The excitement, patience, and attention-to-detail for a photoshoot simply aren’t there. In the slightest. At all. So without wanting to explore that option too much, I’ve continued tolerating the winter theme.
Until now. I wish I could say the knitted beanie, mittens, and long sleeves don’t bother me as much as they do. But they really, really irritate me and it is long overdue for a change. Not to mention, my sidebar and “About” section are outdated because I don’t label myself as a digital marketer anymore and I want to steer my blog focus away from social marketing. That’s a different story though.
I think it is time just to suck it up and say to Jake this weekend, “Hey, babe—let’s do this and the sooner we get done, the sooner we can enjoy the rest of our day.” There will be eye-rolls, heavy sighs, and at least 3 variations of the question “What’s the point of this?” but that’s okay. It’ll get done and I won’t look like I’m living in the southern hemisphere anymore.
Which leaves me with this extra important question for you: What are your favorite backgrounds for blogger photoshoots? Bonus points if you know of some in Sacramento!
[P.S. Why are these photos differently colored in this post? I’ve never had this issue before… hmm…]