Top: Old Navy, Shorts & Bracelet: f21, purse: thrifted, Shoes: Urban Outfitters, Rings: Steinmart & Mexico
Can we just talk for a minute about taking outfit photos in public?
It depends on my mood, but most days I feel SUPER awkward posing in a public place with Ian behind the camera.
It's better now that we have a bigger, more professional looking camera and not just our dinky point-and-shooter. Not that there is anything wrong with those, but I feel like it might look less weird to people walking by. You know, like maybe it makes us look more official?? Anybody? Anybody? I know. As if.
The only thing that makes posing by yourself in public more weird is when someone says something to you about it. As if it's uncomfortable for them too. Hahaha!
(One time a neighbor-guy offered me his fashion magazine as he walked back from checking his mail...)
But seriously, in the best interest of... everybody, I try to pick a low-traffic area to take my blog pics and luckily we've found quite a few around our neighborhood.
There is this one path we like to go to (seen here and here) sandwiched between two houses and completely public. As in, it's open to the public. And last night we went there to quickly snap these here pics.
We parked on the curb. Yes, in front of a house.
The owner happened to be backing out at the same time but went on her way like a normal person would.
I started taking test shots of Ian (to test the lighting and stuff), when her black SUV came screeching in reverse towards us! She rolls down her window and says "UUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMM CAN I HELP YOU???"
I politely walk up to her window thinking she'd asked if we could help her with something.
Then I heard her correctly the second time as she hunched over her steering wheel and glared at me--a poor, innocent pregnant lady...
I smiled and said, "Nope, we're just taking some pictures here on the path."
And she replied with a harsh, "OK WELL UM YOU PARKED IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS ODD..."
And Ian assured her we'd be gone in two minutes.
Then she drove off.
Turned out the lighting there was terrible that time of day so we left long before our 2 minutes on the public path were up, but she sure did give us a good giggle.
(Luckily I wasn't in one of my super insecure/emotional pregnant moods that would've sent me home crying and rocking back and forth in a corner.)
And I'm sure Ian gave her a giggle with his ridiculous test shot poses he was giving me when she drove up:
All that to say:
It's rare that we are confronted about what we are doing, but can the peoples be a little nicer about it? It's not that weird is it???
Ok maybe it is if you are unfamiliar with blogland, but still.