17.10.11

Through My Sister's Lense

Most of the photos that I post of myself on my blog are photos that are the 1-3 top photos out of a stream of like 30 photos taken of me.  Aka, it takes a while to get a good photo usually :)  And most of the time they look like a good version of me, but not totally me.  Do you know what I mean?  Everyone has those one or two photos of themselves where they go, "See in that photo I look good.  Thought it doesn't actually look like the real me."
Well, the photo above was taken by my middle sister Alexandra on her film camera.  When you shoot with film you don't have that luxury of digital where you can take a bajillion photos and then sort through them later to find the one good one.  With film, you have to either set up the shot perfectly or just hope to capture the perfect moment.  In this photo, I think my sister just captured the most sincere moment.  Out of all of the photos I've seen of myself recently, this truly feels like me.  Just sitting there, with my hands held together, looking at my sister who I love dearly after having a great conversation with her, i felt so comfortable, self assured and contented.  Thank you for capturing the moment sister.  It feels special knowing you are one of the rare people who can capture me at a moment of me feeling my most comfortable.  Remember how I kinda wish that the 2 dominant freckles on my cheek formed a constellation? :)  I'm hoping the bear constellation will show up on my cheek as I grow older, heehee.

21 comments:

Shewearscrazywell said...

Those pictures are amazing, your sister has a great eye! You, my dear, are gorgeous! Seriously...! Hearts, Janna Lynn

kate said...

beautiful.

sarah nicole said...

Gorg!

xo,

Sarah

Bird said...

Brilliant photo and story to accompany it.

Bird x

k.rahn said...

This picture is beautiful and your narrative makes me miss my sister. I love how they see right to the heart of us without even trying. Thanks for sharing. Happy Monday! xo Kristin

Angie said...

You look stunning. I think all of your pictures are gorgeous, but this one fits you perfectly. It's like a picture for a magazine, a magazine full of gorgeous, powerful and amazing women - like you.

Jodi Ann said...

You not only are gorgeous (I love that photo...so honest and lovely!) but you're so sweet and real and I love reading the blog. :)

Liz said...

Gorgeous photo.

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

I love this Moorea. You look very peaceful. And beautiful! The photo itself is stunning too. P.S. I, too, have 2 dominant freckles on my cheek that semi-resemble Orion's Belt ;)

benddownboutique said...

you are sooooo beautiful. please believe that you are such an inspiration to me! <3 I can never handle other people taking pictures of me though :D

Kaye

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Miss Lynne said...

Before I even read what you had written I thought to myself 'this is the most stunning photo of Moorea yet' and then I was delighted to find out that it's one of those photos that just looks like the REAL you. I love how honest and real you are on your blog its refreshing. Ali

Evelyn said...

This is one of those quietly beautiful photographs, your sister did a fantastic job.

Diana said...

It's one of the most beautiful photos I've seen of you. It's perfect.

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Lovely photo and thoughts, Moorea. It is absolutely beautiful.

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

i definitely know what you mean about having pictures of yourself that looking nothing like you; whenever i post pictures of myself on my blog (at least the ones that are taken specifically to put there) they never look like me, so i feel that if someone were to see me in real life, they might not recognize me!

also, that's great you felt confident and comfortable in front of the camera, because it can be tough to get to that point! beautiful picture!

kirst said...

this is such a beautiful shot and all the more special because your sister captured it. there are stories in all of us, and sometimes, pictures tell them better than words can. love it xoxo

tasha faye said...

i absolutely love black and white portraits. <3 i don't get my photo taken alot, mostly because turn my face away, haha. but this is just beautiful. i love your eyes and how they speak so much here. there's really nothing like having someone you're totally comfortable with taking your photo. :) i hope for that one day. xx

Ro said...

That is a great photo of you. I think there is naturally more honesty and true beauty in film. I came across your blog recently and have enjoyed your posts. Thank you for sharing!

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) said...

I totally get what you mean when you say that photos don't feel like you. Most of the sillier pictures I put up of myself feel more like me, and still I don't see myself in a lot of my photos. This photo of you is beautiful and I hope one day to see all of me in a photo of myself.

Kacie @ A Collection of Passions said...

This photo of you is totally gorgeous. Love the grain and quality of the film. Your sister did a lovely job capturing you in that moment.

Kacie

Anonymous said...

this photo is so raw and real, it really says a lot....love it