You should have your picture taken...



Seriously.... I know. Its scary and you probably want to change 100 things about the way that you look. But you should let someone take your photo. Trust me, I understand. Honestly I do. For such a long time I avoided being in photographs... Honestly, it was pretty easy for me to stay clear of being in front of the camera. You know, being a photographer and all, it meant that it was incredibly easy for me to hide behind the camera, capturing other peoples moments instead of my own.

When Greg proposed, one of the most exciting things for me was picking our photographer. [and let me tell you, we have picked a pretty dang amazing one... but more on that later] But then I realised that would mean we would have to actually be in front of the camera. I felt an intense pang of anxiety. I wasn't entirely stoked at the thought. So I freaked out a little bit. And then I realised I was being a giant dork about the whole thing. Seriously, what the heck was my problem. I had just got engaged, I was planning my wedding, I was going to marry the guy that I loved, and the guy who loved me back, enough to want to spend the rest of his life with me.



So when my talented friend Jessica and I got talking and she offered to take some photos of Greg and I, well I knew it was a sign. And so, I put on my big girl panties, grabbed a coffee and wandered around our neighbourhood and took some snaps.



You see I realised as I thought about it more and more that shying away from the camera because I wasn't in the 'perfect' shape, or the 'right' weight, or any of that other stuff was completely and totally ridiculous. This is what I look like right now, its the way I looked when the love of my life fell in love with me, its the way I looked when he asked me to marry him. Its the way I looked when I moved to a new city, and adopted a fur baby and got a new job and a whole bunch of other exciting milestones in my life. And those things should be celebrated. I should celebrate them, with love and abandon and with photographs. So that those memories can be held onto forever, and one day, I can show my grandbabies how cute me and their pops were when we first decided on forever. I mean seriously, look at him. I am the luckiest.


So I mean it when I say go and get your photo taken. Celebrate exactly where you are in your life. Capture those moments forever and give yourself some love. You deserve it. You honestly do. Do not for a second be ashamed of exactly who you are, or where you are. Because you can hide from your reality and pretend like it doesn't exist, or you can embrace it. And realise that photos only capture the deliciousness that is you life, and only you see your imperfections in a frame. Everyone else... they just see the love, happiness and that little bit of sparkle only you can bring. 

6 comments:

  1. Love this Tillie! The photos are so rad and you know why? Well, one because your photographer was one talented chick. But also (and mostly) because of you two. You can see how happy you both are, how much you love each other.. And that's what matters.

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    1. Love you girl. I am so glad that is what comes through, and not my round moon face haha.

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  2. Tillie you are absolutely stunning! And you both look so genuinely happy. These photos are great, definitely something to treasure!

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    1. Thank you Sam! Thats so sweet of you to say.

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  3. Yay! I love this Tillie. You are both gorgeous and happy and in love everything a photographer loves!!!! So glad you love the photos ;)

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