Over the past year, I've worked on several projects that have asked for a headshot. My reaction was to send in photos of myself with other people's faces and limbs cropped out of the frame. Real profesh, Alaina. So, I figured it was about time to get myself a legit photo. I've been blogging for two years. It was time.
Enter Maia Harms, the trifecta of talent: one part photographer, one part blogger, one part DIY fantastico. Before moving to LA this month, she came over (the week of her wedding, mind you) to shoot my apartment and me. Sidenote: I'm not super comfortable with having my picture taken. A recent study indicates 97% of my Facebook photos feature me with a cocktail in hand. Apparently that's the only time I allow anyone to snap my photo. Classy.
So yea... needless to say I was decently awkward.
And I was 98% convinced I was going to look something like this:
"Now, just imagine you're weightless, in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by tiny little seahorses.... [Takes photo.] That was the one. I think that's gonna come out really nice."
- Napoleon Dynamite
Somehow, between the constant laughter, stiff hand placement, and general awkwardness, the talented Maia Harms was able to pull off a few shots of me looking like a normal human being.
And now they're on the blog (top right sidebar and About Alaina page). Look at that!
Too legit to quit now.
But that's not all from the Maia/Alaina collaboration. I redesigned her blog, Little Dwell. See below.
...as well as some other blogs you may know! They're all awesome. I encourage you to check them out.
Love of Fair
So that's that. I've been a busy bee. And I am so looking forward to this three-day weekend! I'm sure I'll come out of it with a few cocktail-donning photos to post on the ole' FB.
Have a good one, all!