I think Megan mentioned a while back that we also blog for Goodwill (see our first post here). Normally, Jim takes all of my photos for this blog and that one, but the other day I was going through outfit shots for a post I was writing for the Goodwill blog, and I hated them all. The kids were napping and I needed to get the post written and sent in, so I decided to grab the camera and remote and re-take the photos myself. I set my tripod up in the alley and started posing and taking photos. I always feel a bit weird taking my own pictures, but it was early afternoon and most of my neighbors were at work, so I thought I was safe. I started doing some spins and some crazier poses, just having fun. I was about to leap off a little curb to get a fun jumping shot, when around the corner comes my neighbor. My young, cute, male neighbor. He caught me mid-leap and he looked very confused. Looking from me to my camera and back to me again, he said, "Um, so sorry if I startled you!" I mumbled, "Oh, not at all!", laughed uncomfortably, turned bright red, and started fumbling with my camera, trying to look busy. He finished tossing out his garbage or whatever he was doing and then, pointing at my camera, said, "Well, good luck with...that!" I smiled awkwardly and he walked back inside. I quickly finished up my photo shoot and ran back home before another neighbor could catch me. Needless to say, it was truly embarrassing! But at least I ended up getting the shots I needed!
xoxo, nora bird