Tuesday, May 13, 2014

outfit of the day(bird): photography shenanigans




dress~ Marshalls
sandals~ Target
watch~ Michael Kors
necklace~ Etsy, gift
bracelet~ gift from my MIL

I have mentioned here before that my husband, Jim, takes my blog photos. And I have also mentioned that he always tries to get me to laugh while doing so. A few weeks ago, he read an article on how to look better in photos, which I think is adorable. Even though he may have read it just because it was something that interested him and not because he takes these photos. But we will just pretend that the latter is why, because how cute is that? Anyway, one of the pieces of advice in the article was, "If it bends, bend it!" Ever since Jim read that piece of advice, he always shouts it at me while he's snapping away. "Come on, Nora! If it bends, bend it!" Clearly, by looking at these photos, you can tell I don't often listen to this advice. Although, maybe I should! But it does always make me laugh. It also sometimes causes me to tell him, as kindly as possible, through gritted teeth, "Shut up, Jim!" Which is what I assume I am doing in shot number two.

xoxo, nora bird

P.S. This is the outfit that Mimi and I ultimately agreed upon for me to wear to our Mother's Day event last week. I am annoyed that I forgot to get a shot of the back of the dress because there is some very pretty ruffle detail going on back there. Oh well. Next time! Also next time? More bending.

35 comments:

  1. Nora, this dress is so cute and i adore those yellow sandals. reminds me to wear mine. Your husband is cute to try to make you laugh. Love it.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  2. Such a pretty spring dress!

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  3. that dress is gorgeous!! and now i'll think about bending it when i take pics!!

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  4. Ooh - you're going to have to wear it again soon so we can see the ruffle detail! And be sure to bend it when you do. :)

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  5. That dress is so cute! Perfect for spring

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  6. The floral print is beautiful on you! My hubby knows better than to tell me how to pose, haha!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  7. SO GORGEOUS! What a beautifuly, springy outfit! Love it! And lol, my boyfriend gets very serious about taking my photos and sometimes I just want to be like, make me laugh, then it will be easy to snap a good one lol!

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  8. That is hilarious! My husband just tries to get it over as quickly as possible. If he makes me laugh (or yell) he knows the session is only extended. That is a very pretty dress and I want to see the back now :-)

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  9. So lovely! Adore everything about this look :)

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  10. HAHA!! That is a great story about your husband. Now, I am going to think of "If it bends, bend it" whenever I pose! :)

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  11. Oh man, that's hilarious! Nate is always yelling at me to get my chin up more, but I think "if it bends" is much funnier!

    Love the dress - and those shoes!!!

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  12. hahaha....I read that article too, and my photos ended up being hilarious. I looked like a contortionist gone bad! Great Mother's Day dress choice! And the Shoes!!! GAH...you look adorable!

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  13. that's so funny! i should get chris to take my pictures but by the time he is home i am always in my yoga pants :) i love that dress - so pretty!

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  14. That dress is beautiful... Looks great with your coloring!! I love that your hubby gets so into taking your pics!

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  15. LOL That is adorable! I really love this dress! What a pretty floral print and you can kind of see the ruffle detail in the side shot--I bet it is really pretty! All the more reason to wear it again!

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  16. That IS cute! Now I'm going to have to try it. . . :)

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  17. Wow Nora, the dress is so pretty! You look lovely! And it's funny, as soon as I saw that second picture, I was thinking, "What has Jim said to Nora as he's taking her picture?!"
    x

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  18. Bend away gorgeous! My Mom takes my photos. She's always trying to get me to be finished more quickly. She did take a DSLR camera course that I got with a groupon to really learn the camera which I thought was adorable.
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  19. That dress is beautiful! I think you two are so cute! Kyle tries to take weird photos of me. You will not believe how many pics of my butt I find when I upload them.

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  20. I suddenly felt older when I saw this post.......I had a dress JUST like that in high school, lol! Love the yellow sandals you're wearing with it!!
    You could give Jim a bit of a facer one of these day and act like you're kicking a fitba' (soccer ball) whilst shouting "I'm gonna bend it like Beckham!" Or, well, maybe not; you're much more dignified than I am ;-)

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  21. um that dress is TDF! love it!

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

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  22. This dress is so pretty, and those shoes are SO FUN!

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  23. I love the floral pattern, and yes, I think it is so sweet that he read about best ways to pose for photos!! :)

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  24. Such a pretty dress! And that is adorable that he read that article. :)

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  25. Lovely photos! Great dress! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  26. Hahahaa loved that comment about bending. Your legs look amazing too. I also own mustard wedges and cannot wait till the weather gets back to Springy next week, so I can wear them. You do look beautiful in that pretty floral number. I will be showing my Mother's Day Dress on the blog, tomorrow. =)

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  27. Haha! What a great story behind wonderful photos. You look so gorgeous. Your dress is so pretty.

    xoxo Ra

    http://ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie

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  28. I adore this dress! It's so bright and cheery and pretty! Love it!
    ~Sara

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  29. I would probably interpret that bend it rule to mean making myself like a pretzel. The dress is gorgeous and really suits you. Mimi is going to have a career as a stylist and personal shopper!

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  30. love that dress and the yellow shoes are so perfect for spring :)

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  31. Oh, my non boring Nora! Love those shoes. Glad you can balance in them because I felt the stilt feeling when I considered them at Target last year. Great on you.

    So bend the elbow, the knee, the neck the back the ankle. Don't seem to get that concept exactly. Knee maybe, but glad it made you laugh.

    You hair is longer than mine now. dang. how dat happen? (oh ya, chemo) ♥, Renae

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  32. Haha, that's great advice! Though, I can picture myself trying to bend too many limbs and looking awkward.

    Just getting caught up on my blog feed and I must say, this is probably my favorite look you've ever worn! You are glowing! I love how simple yet spunky the outfit is :)

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