Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Doing My Own Senior Pictures

Hello!!! It feels rather strange to put together an entire post of pictures of myself. I'm very much used to (and comfortable with) taking pictures of other people, but when it comes to taking pictures of my very un-photogenic self, I'm completely lost. I have so much more respect for those who do self portraits after doing my own. It is really hard. Who would've thought? ;) Getting the focus just right drove me completely insane, and trying to be, you know, in the picture (and not just the top of my head) was more than difficult. 
The first day I set off on my wondrous self portrait adventure, it was soooo unbelievably windy. My hair was a hopeless mess in only seconds, but I powered through it, despite me having to carrying my camera bag, tripod, and having my camera around my neck as I was walking against the wind. I quickly and carefully scurried (now I sound like a mouse or something) down the path to reach the field. Goodness, I must have looked a sight! When I reached my destination, I tried facing against the wind so my hair could achieve that"cool supermodel look" (though I looked more like cousin IT in most of the pictures like that). And of course I had to get the candid shots-- my goodness. I looked like a total weirdo out in the field when I was trying to "fake laugh". I wanted to get an effortless laughing pic like I've seen on Pinterest and such. Eventually I was actually "real laughing" because of how bad I was at "fake laughing". Wow. Just wow.
The second day was MUCH better (thankfully). I got used to focusing manually and used the live view on my camera to see myself in the camera. Since I was a bit more comfortable with doing self portraits, it was a lot more enjoyable. I got to play around with the lighting a little more, and learned how to do vertical images with my tripod's help. 
So without further adieu, here are some of my senior pictures. Hope you like them. <3 


48 comments:

  1. OHMYGOSH you are amazing!! I am astounded by your talent and beauty.
    I'm totally with you on taking self-portraits. >___<
    Also, you said you weren't photogenic?! Like what?!? XD These are all stunning!

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    1. AHHHHHH! Thank you soooo much, Ava!!!
      Ugh, IKR. It was so frustrating at time.
      Oh, you are too kind to say so! <3

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  2. These are beautiful Eve! Great job! I have yet to do a self portrait session- but I'm sure it is VERY hard!! Props to you! You are beautiful!

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    1. Aw, thank you! <3
      I bet you would do a splendid job! Your photography is gorgeous and you are too. :)

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  3. these photos are lovely and you're so pretty <3

    xo
    emily

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    1. Thank you sooo much, Emily!!! <3

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  4. These are so good!! I feel your pain on getting self-portraits, though. It's hard and very, very, very awkward.

    You're stunning and you did such a good job!

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    1. Thanks, Aaliyah!
      Oh my goodness, YES. It was really awkward! I felt so ridiculous (and probably looked it as well) when I was doing different poses and fake laughing.

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  5. you're so pretty! that's so exciting :)

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  6. These photos are stunning. Beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you very much, Shelby! <3

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  7. Absolutely amazing!! You are so talented and beautiful!!

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    1. Oh goodness! That is so nice of you to say!!! Thank you, Bess. <3

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  8. Wow. My appreciation for you and your photography skills has just tripled.

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    1. OHMYGOODNESSGRACIOUS! Thank you a million times!!! <3

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  9. THESE ARE ALL TOO GORGEOUS FOR WORDS. My favorite is the fourth <3

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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    1. Aw, thanks, Ellie!!!!!!!!! My personal favorite is the fifth one. My smile in that one sort of reminds me of the "Mona Lisa smile". <3

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  10. EVVVVEEEE YOU'RE KILLIN' ME.
    You are literally so perfect <3

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    1. No, you're killin' me with the joy I now have from your sweet comment! Thanks so much! <3

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  11. Self portraits are so hard! But you're photos are beautiful. I love your eyes.

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    1. Aw!!! You are so sweet. <3 Thank you, Sophie!

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  12. Aw! Eve, you are so gorgeous and I love your smile!
    You are truly beautiful, inside and out!<3

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    1. Thank you, Clara!!! Your kind words made my day. <3

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  13. These pictures carry so much personality and beauty! Self-portraits sounds ridiculously hard, and you did an exquisite job!

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    1. Thanks, Hannah! <3
      They really are. Once I got used to it, it became much easier. :)

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    1. Thanks, Nabila! It makes me so happy that you think so. <3

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  15. These are lovely, I love the simplistic background and the dramatic photos

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  16. OH MY WORD EVEEEEEE YOU ARE LITERALLY THE BEST EVER.
    Pshaw...you...unphotogenic? ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? these pictures are so, SO awesome! haha, once upon a time i tried doing a self-portrait session. and, uh, let's not discuss how it ended. XD BUT YOU NAILED IT, GIRL. love all of these <3 you look incredible!

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    1. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Thankyouthankyouthankyou!
      I feel your pain! You are sooooo sweet. <3

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  17. YOUR TALLENNT IS AMAAZINNGGGG. oh my gosh. most of the pictures of myself are done with a timer and trying to get everything to work right. kudos to you for working all of that out and getting it DONE AND PERFECT. ouch. too good for me. <3

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    1. Eeeeeeeeeeee! Thank you sooo much, Cally!!!! <3 <3 <3

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  18. You are so gorgeous and talented! The photos are beautiful. Great job! :)

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    1. Aw! Thank you very, very much! <3

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  19. Girl YES there is no way I am letting anyone but me take my Senior shoots.

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    1. I bet you will do a brilliant job. Your photography is AMAZING!!!!!

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  20. These are gorgeous!! <3 Brilliantly well done. You have a beautiful smile! :)

    Sophia xx | lantern-in-her-hand.blogspot.com

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  21. AHHHHH, love love love these pictures!

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  22. These photos are gorgeous, just like you, lovely Eve. <3 You can do anything you set your mind to! xx
    Any plans for your future just yet?
    peridotcove.blogspot.com

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  23. YOU AMAZE ME.
    HOW.
    also you are beautiful.
    x

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  24. 3rd sentence in and you lie.
    UN-PHOTOGENIC NO YOU ARE STUNNING
    these photos. are. perfection.

    - I'd love it if you checked out my blog some time, I've just given yours a follow:

    www.whatlexieloves.blogspot.com

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  25. Ahhh SO pretty! I just did my first self-portrait session a few days ago and yours are so much better ;) You're an inspiration, thank you!

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  26. EVE THESE ARE SO AMAZING WHAT EVEN!!
    STELLAR JOB YOU BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL GIRL.
    u r such a cool kid. i wanna b like u when i grow up.

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  27. Wow! These are amazing! Great job, Eve!
    ~Katherine

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  28. Lovely pictures! It's so hard to get the focus just right, especially when you're using such low apertures. You certainly picked the right time of day to take them! I really love the ones with your hair blowing in the wind.

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  29. These are really really good! They definitely look like a lot of work. So glad you were able to get them to turn out right. I had my mom do my senior pictures :)

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