The normal me.

Every time I visit other blogs, I always see these lovely little portraits of the author. And being the good follower that I am, I wanted lovely little portraits, too! The last time I had had a decent picture taken of me was when I got married. And while I love those pictures, I don't feel like they're capture the day-to-day Emily. I don't normally pull my hair back real tight with a big pouf on top. So I contemplated getting some new pictures that would help those of you who don't know me to picture me as Normal me, not as Wedding Me.

Since starting this blog, I've found I have quite a strong creative vision. I can look at an ugly piece of furniture and imagine what it could be with just a bit of paint and elbow-grease (my husband's, of course).  And I can see a terrible living room (such as my own), and know how I want it to look. The difficulty comes in communicating my vision and making it a reality. Generally, I am the photographer of my little family. With no tripod, I knew I'd have to find a way to get Adrian to catch my vision.

And I have to say, he did a wonderful job.
See? Oh and I have the smallest, squintiest eyes ever. Always. No matter what.

It was a little scary. Being in my city-sized backyard with a bunch of guys building a sidewalk next door and my landlord coming through and all. But we pushed through the awkwardness because I didn't know when we'd have a childless backyard on a sunny day in the near future.

Someday, when my confidence grows, I might start posting some outfit pictures. Seeing as my husband now knows how to take pictures and I've gotten over the awkwardness of backyard photos. Someday. Soon.
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  1. You look so natural and pretty! And I love the balloon photo. :)

    1. Thank you!! I was a bit nervous but he did a nice job!

  2. simply lovely! good job adrian! I'm always! such a talented fellow you have there em! =) you hair is SOOO long! beautiful!

  3. Love this! Can Adrian come over and take Normal Me photos of me? I always struggle with that too. (Not that there is a Wedding Me out there in my photo albums, but you know what I'm sayin'.)


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