Photoshoot Bloopers & Outtakes [Round 6]

It’s time again. Time to look behind the painted glass at what it really looks like for a vintage blogger to get her weekly outfit photos. From battling wind and rain to the frustrations of passing traffic and the general public walking in and out of shot (how dare they!), there’s a lot of ways a blogshoot to go wrong…and that’s without taking into account my face. Oh, my poor face. Let’s laugh at it.

Photoshoot Bloopers & Outtakes [Round 5]

I probably put about 5-10 hours of work per week into the blog. Prepping for and shooting outfits, selecting and editing the photos, drafting and tweaking each post’s text to try and make it as informative and digestible as possible so that you lovely readers can maybe shop a little easier, get a touch of inspiration, and feel better knowing what products shape up to be the best investments for your money. So you can imagine how thrilled I am that I am universally assured that everyone’s favourite posts are these blooper posts, the ones where the facade cracks and you can see, without a shadow of a doubt, what a clumsy, silly goofball I really am. Ha! No faux-perfection here, this is a country girl who fell into blogging almost by accident and is just bumbling her way through as best she can. These pictures make that painfully clear.

Honestly, I do kind of love that we can all take the time every few months to revisit my old blog shoots for what they really are, which is to say examples of me clomping around in the counryside battling against the elements of the Great British weather, with my own balance, with my frustration, my attention span, my inability to recognise when someone is still taking my pictures while I tell them a story they just reminded me of. And, of course, the Always, the Unreliable–me blinking during a shot. A blooper reel wouldn’t be complete without a dozen pictures of me looking inexplicably asleep while otherwise fully posed. I know. I’m an amateur, but at least I’m an amateur who can recognise she’s a bit of a clown. Let’s laugh at it together ❤

 

Bloopers & Outtakes [Round 4]

That’s right, it’s that time again, time for me to show you all the most awkward, unattractive, and downright weird outtakes from more of my blog shoots. You’ve probably got a pretty good grasp of the kind of nonsense that happens by now; I talk to my sister between shots, except she doesn’t stop shooting; I misjudge the timing and end up with my eyes closed as the picture gets taken as if I’ve spontaneously fallen asleep; I get a bit stir-crazy on shoots where we photograph a few outfits back to back and begin to pull faces, or dance, or shut down like a malfunctioning robot. You know I do that, I know I do that. So have I stopped all the malarkey and got my act together? Of course not! If you’re looking for a professional you’ve come to the wrong place. But if you like your bloggers to be vaguely childlike numbskulls? Oh honey, I am your girl.

Let’s go!

Photoshoot Outtakes & Bloopers (Round 3)

I wasn’t joking when I said there were so many photoshoot bloopers from the last calendar year that it would take more than one post to share them all. In today’s gallery you’ll see all the usual categories of awkwardness represented, from WTF Is My Face Doing to Whoops I’m About To Fall, but this time around you’ll see a lot of I Find It Awkward Waiting For The Lighting Settings To Be Tested and the occasional Oh Look At This Weird Thing Growing Over Here. You ready? Let’s go, kiddos!

Photoshoot Outtakes & Bloopers [Round 2]

I’ve been meaning to do a second bloopers/outtakes/behind the scenes post for, oh, 9 months or so. Taking the time to gather the bloopers from dozens of different folders on my computer and searching through thousands of pictures just kept getting bumped lower and lower on my blog to do list as other post ideas took up time and room. Finally, though, since January is a long month, a bit sad after Christmas and frustratingly far from pay day, I thought it might be fun for us all to take a look at me being utterly ridiculous to perk up those among you who might be feeling the winter chill a little more deeply than below your epidermis layer. The especially good news is there were so many bloopers you’ll be getting more than one new gallery in the next few weeks! So after you’ve enjoyed the hilarity of today’s installment remember to keep an eye out for the second post soon.

Today, I present you the glorious goofiness in such classic categories as That Time I Almost Fell Over, That Is Not A Good Angle Dude, I Didn’t Realise We Had Begun Taking Pictures Yet, Your Feet Look Like They’re On Backwards Like That, Graceful Walking Shots Are Almost Impossible, and You’re Not Supposed To Be Taking Pictures Of This. You’ll also see plenty of I Thought My Face Wasn’t In The Shot, Oh I Got Distracted, Twirling Shots Can Be Tricky, and What The Fuck Am I Doing Though (I Thought Maybe This Might Make An Interesting Shot But I Guess It Didn’t Work.) Finally, expect My Cat Thinks She’s A Model Or Something, I Am Deluded And Think I’m A Disney Princess, I Appear To Have Given Up, and, of course, DAMNIT WIND NO! Feel free to tell me in the comments below which your favourite category of shots is.

You can click on each thumbnail to get a better look at the full sized pictures.