Nothing says awkward quite like an overdressed girl posing for photos in a street full of people - especially people that like to shout things and laugh and - even worse - actually watch you do it. Then again, that's one of the fantastic perks of blogging, and it takes some time getting used to it. Shock horror - a blogger that doesn't actually like having her photo taken! It's not actually uncommon, as I've come to find out from some of my other bloggy friends.
The first thing I've learnt when it comes to getting my pose on is to do just that - pose. Easier said than done when your boyfriend is standing metres in front of you with big fat camera watching your every move. Which is another must when it you're trying to get comfortable in front of a camera - making sure you have a strong relationship with the person taking the snaps. I have a serious case of resting bitch face which means I have a habit of giving the stink eye to the camera way too often. The remedy? Have you photographer make you laugh or smile once in a while. Because trust me, a fake chuckle is completely obvious, and ten times more embarrasing than doing the real thing.
But my main tip? Stop caring. Obviously this comes with time (and practise), but it's probably the most important thing you can do, or not do. The more ridiculous you make yourself look in public, chances are the better your photos will turn out. The better your photos turn out the better you'll feel about going out and taking a whole new set of them next time. That being said, I still have my fair share of horrific out-takes. Maybe that's a whole new blog post in itself?