The biggest thing I hear at family gatherings is, "Don't take my photo! I am so fat!". Do you find yourself saying the same thing? Maybe you are hesitant to get in front of the camera and don't like any photo of yourself? Bummer! Because you you can start loving and accepting your body in photos.
sweater : thrifted
striped top : thrifted
jeggings : fashion bug
flats : payless
If you are taking outfit photos, try different poses and don't compare yourself to other blogs and fashion photography. It's the same as comparing your body to other people. It's not going to help make your photos better to be green with envy. Get your ass in there and do your own thing.
Be silly! Well, maybe not everyone is silly like me. But I find that goofing around when I am taking photos, it loosens me up and then you have some fun outtakes to laugh at later. Don't worry about sucking in this or tilting your chin just right. If I think about those things too much, I end up looking pissed off or awkward in all my photos.
Don't sit on your hands! Take photos! I am not super proud of all my outfit photos but the more I take, the more comfortable I am with it. You will become more confident with practice and seeing photos of your body will be familiar and normal. Before I joined the fat acceptance movement (I swear it's not a cult), I was shocked when I went swim suit shopping. I had no idea what my body looked like in such a large mirror with so many angles. Being photographed has the same affect on people. They aren't used to seeing themselves and immediately start a list of what they don't like about themselves. The more photos you take, the more you will start looking at what you love. And before you know it, you'll love all of it! You might find yourself not hiding when the camera is around.
Take and choose lots and lots of photos. Don't be picky about what you think is your "best" photo. They are all you and the ones with the most personality and interest should be picked, not the ones where your double chin isn't showing!
Being visible is powerful. Showing that all sizes and shapes wear fashionable clothes and do fun things is important. Women have to stop hiding and putting themselves down. Don't rip up or delete your photos. You can love yourself and love the person you see in photos!