To Tell You the Truth

I want to tell you the truth.

More truths.

The ones behind the photos.

Because as healing as it is for me to take 50 photos and get one that truly makes me feel empowered, I’m realizing how much it might be helpful to share the ones in between with you.  The unflattering ones, the hilarious ones, the ones I never used to share.

I want to demystify this process of self-portraiture, of the process of learning to see your own beauty though photography.  Your response to this post where I shared the story behind a new photo and how I chose to transform it rather than delete it.  Well, it was a bit of an epiphany for me to realize how helpful it could be if I shared more like these.

I’m ready to share them, the ones in between that I would never have shown you before, but that now I feel brave enough to.

I want to share more of the befores than the afters.

So that when you get one that you don’t like, that you know its just part of the process.

So be prepared for more of this behind the scenes self-portraiture truth-telling.

Starting today, starting now, over at Kind Over Matter I’m sharing some of those images and some thoughts on self-image.

I wanted to share this one with you today too…as it cracks me up (and its good to laugh at yourself)

Because really, when you’re shooting with a remote and you’ve got to think quick, what do you do?

You either drop it, keep it in your hand, or put it somewhere, in this case in my mouth!  So here, is the before for today’s main image!

  • HollyOctober 5, 2012 - 4:23 pm

    I love it, Viv! So cute!ReplyCancel

  • MoreenOctober 6, 2012 - 1:07 am

    Thanks for sharing, Viv! So helpful…ReplyCancel

  • Sharon | the teacup incidentOctober 6, 2012 - 9:44 am

    Vivienne, I like your style! Thank you for sharing the “in betweens” and your sense of fun through your blog. I recently found out about you through the Superhero Life blog and I’m looking forward to taking your “Rose Colored Glasses” class next week!ReplyCancel

  • HeatherOctober 7, 2012 - 6:58 am

    You are so inspiring. Thank you for giving us permission to take this “peek” into your process.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda @ Click. The Good NewsOctober 8, 2012 - 3:42 am

    These are too cute- I love seeing out takes & knowing all the work it took to get the “great” final shot 🙂ReplyCancel

  • DebbieOctober 8, 2012 - 2:18 pm

    Thank you so much for being brave enough to share your vulnerability! I have trouble putting myself out there and calling attention to myself. I am not comfortable in my own skin most days. Your online classes and your blog posts are helping me change my views of myself. You are such an inspiration. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!


  • gotham girlOctober 10, 2012 - 9:04 am

    This is what I so love about you Viv! Thank you for sharing and giving me/us inspiration!ReplyCancel