1.10.09

Coming of Age

Once in a while a necessary evil creeps up on me. Headshots... I hate taking headshots. Why would someone like me who has the experience and knowledge of what it takes for a great shot, hate this process? Because I feel I have the judgemental skills of one who could be on a panel like ANTM or Project Runway, thats why. I hate looking at pictures of myself taken with high tech, high end camera with great lighting and even great makeup. And still... Why do I hate? Because when you can still see flaws and signs of age even with all the beauty bells and whistles, I judge, and it depresses me.

These my friends are unretouched headshots, and the wrinkled forehead, large pores and crows feet are killing me.. Today it feels official... MY NAME IS MARY ROCKWOOD CRABTREE, I'M 37 YEARS OLD AND I AM COMING OF AGE, there's no denying it, even behind chunky glasses. BUT give a girl credit here, I coming to terms and embracing the idea of this by posting these pics. I retouch everything I post, its a sickness. Did you ever hear the saying "everyone looks good on myspace", well "everyone looks good on shaking the tree" too..

post signatureComing of Age by the Damn Yankees

18 comments:

Katrina Chambers said...

You look fabulous for 37! Boy, do I know so not-so-fabulous 37 year olds. You run rings around them :)

Adry Viola said...

You look fab. What are you talking about? You should be a model! 37 is lookin good on you girl. I'm 38 and still 40 lbs overweight after baby #4 turned 1 in May. Sooooo if anyone doesn't like pictures its me. My photos remind me of my mom. She's awesome, but no one wants to "look" like mom ok? Well not out of shape ones anyway. Ok I'm rambling...thanks for stopping by! :)

Manuela said...

Wow you're beautiful! You look amazing - just amazing for 37!
Large pores, crows feets..? Such nonsense. I was unable to find one single flaw in these photos.

Marcie said...

You are beautiful. Really. Those pictures are wonderful. I'm trying to get to that happy to take my picture stage. You, on the other hand, should be posing in front of a camera every chance you get!

Marcie said...

PS Love, love, love Damn Yankees.

Jessica said...

Aaaawww, you are so pretty!!! I don't see any of those things you mentioned. Ok, except for the crow's feet on the shot with no glasses, but I loooooovve crow's feet. They say "I'm a person who smiles a lot". I hope I get crow's feet when I'm old. :)

Jeanette said...

We are always hardest on ourselves. To the rest of us you still look amazing! Great pictures!

love lives in the kitchen said...

you look so beautful! i hope to look as good as you do in these pictures when i'm 37!!!
i'm happy to be your new follower! thank you so much for lovely comments on love lives in the kitchen!
justyna

leigh said...

There is an award waiting for you at Leigh vs Laundry.

XO
Leigh

PS you look amazing!

Housewife Savant said...

Everything DOES look good Mary. You are gor-JUSS.

WhisperingWriter said...

You look amazing!!! I want to look that amazing.

Lene said...

You are so funny. Your profession has given you a warped sense of beauty. You, my dear, are stunning.

kyslp said...

I came over here from Leigh's site. Congrats on your award! Your head shots look great.

Tammy Howard said...

Good heavens, we must not be looking at the same pictures - you are GOR-geous!

DakerMom said...

Thanks for the visit! You're way too hard on yourself, those shots are great! I'd be handing out copies!!

Brad and Hailey said...

I love the pictures! You look great Mary!

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

My picture is frightening if that picture has flaws. Damn, you look like you are in your 20s. Enjoy it girl. One day you will be 52 and look back at that picture and go, "Man, I was hot!"

Amber Page Writes said...

Darlin', you're gorgeous. I only wish in my fondest dreams that I could look like you... but right now I'd settle for my pre-preggo self.

Don't hate on yourself!

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