OK, my first question is more of a rhetorical one: What am I doing in this picture? Or, more accurately, why am I pulling down my top? We don't know. Moving on:
1. How do you keep your eyes open in outdoor photos? Or am I the only one with super sensitive eyes who squints like an angry bulldog when I'm out in daylight? See below:
2. Backdrops. I thought my yard would look reasonably scenic, but let's be honest, I'm standing in a driveway in the above picture, and it looks it. And it was pretty enough in a different spot, but I had lighting issues (also posing issues — this is not my best look):
Note that while every individual blade of grass is in focus, I'm not. In fact it kind of looks like I photoshopped myself into this picture ...
But you know what they say: If at first you don't succeed, keep taking pictures of yourself using a toddler boot as a tripod while your 3-year-old whines "Come OOOONNNNN Mama!" at you from her car seat. Right?
Blouse: Vintage, thrifted
Skirt: Ann Taylor, thrifted
Sandals: Kmart, gift
Total cost to me: About $8