Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Self-portrait: Mirror, mirror, on the wall

When I first read this particular challenge, I thought maybe I would actually figure out how to use the timer on my camera. But then I just became so annoyed at the idea of taking a picture of myself that I did this to get it over with. I don't mind having my picture taken, but self-portraits for me usually end up with the inside of my elbow being the focus of the picture.

This is in my bathroom mirror, hence the shower behind me.

I chose to include my daughter in my self-portrait because she is so much a part of me. She is my inspiration for all things creative, and the joy in my life.

My name is Janelle. I am married to Benjamin and my daughter Julie is nine months old. I live in the Cleveland area, but I have never met Rachel. We are blog buddies through a mutual friend. I love to read, write, take pictures (though I'm obviously not the best at it), cook, bake, and blog. I love Mexican food and brownies, though not necessarily together.

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

I hate taking pictures of myself too, it never turns out how I think it should! Either it's not centered, or I'm making a funny face, or it's blurry... I think I lucked out with the one I posted - I had my tripod set up on the computer desk, I aimed and hoped for the best! But yeah, sometimes a mirror shot is all that's gonna happen! :-)

Your daughter looks so sweet and happy! Very cute.

Mindy said...

I love both of your smiles! You look truly and naturally happy. Great job!

Katy said...

Oh how cute is that!!!! It's a GREAT moment when I can get my daughter to smile RIGHT when I want her to- so you're waaaay ahead of the curve there! She's precious! And you are very lovely, I can see where she gets her beautiful smile!!! I did the bathroom mirror thing too!

Kritta22 said...

great bathroom mirror shot!

You two are very beautiful!

nice to meet you!

Ashton and Shanda Call Family said...

I love the double reflection you got at the bottom of your shot. It really adds another dimension to your photo.

Rachel H. said...

so cute! It's weird to think that we don't really know each other, huh? I sometimes forget that...

AprilF said...

Beautiful girls! I really like how you incorporated your daughter for this photo.