The Unflattering Outtakes

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Who ever said that it only takes a few shots to get a good picture was completely WRONG! If you have ever look at my blog, or Instagram and think "Man, she sure knows how to take great pictures," I am here to tell you that even though my feed might seem perfect and curated and my posts have "seemingly" flawless pictures that's NOT THE REALITY OF MY LIFE!! 

Amidst the perfectly posed pictures, smiles, and walking shots there are just as many (if not more) unflattering outtakes in which I am to slow for the self timer, have my face captured mid blink, for some reason just stare at the camera as if I want to murder it, people walk into the frame and I make a "do you not understand I am taking a picture" face, the wind blows hair in my mouth, face, and eyes, and get the "picture," that while my blog might seem perfect there are a host of unflattering pictures and imperfections that go along with it. 

I have noticed a trend on Instagram recently where bloggers share outtakes and bloopers on their stories to prove that they really aren't perfect as bloggers and I LOVE IT! I think for us a lot of the time people always assume that we know what we are doing and that we have it down to an art, but the truth of the matter is that ALL OF US are still figuring it out as we go, just like life! Life is a learning process with mistakes, outtakes, and bloopers and blogging is the exact same way! So next time you look at my posts or Instagram and think I have it all together just remember I have tripped running to get into the frame before the camera went off, the wind is not my best friend, and most of the pictures I take get deleted! 



  1. Haha I loved this, it's so true! Thanks for sharing this :)

  2. These are wonderful! I love seeing outtakes - they're always good for a laugh, and a good illustration of all the work that really goes into blogging. People also give me the "you're so photogenic!" line, and my response is always that I took 100 photos and these are the 6 good ones...
    Zella Maybe

  3. I love that you shared all of the outakes. I wish I shared saved all of mine, I had so man good ones

  4. This was a neat post idea!! I know just what you're saying, from experience lol

  5. Great post, made me smile :)

    It's so easy to assume everyone else has it all together, so I love this recent trend of people sharing outtakes. Trust me, I have some terrible ones, haha.


  6. XD This is so great! I definitely have many, many photos that look like this.

  7. That was a lot of fun.

  8. Madison, this is one of the reasons why I love your blog so much! You're authentic even in your aesthetic. I wrote about Instagram aesthetics verses authenticity the other day, and of course I thought of your beautiful Instagram and how you post photos with a lot of great aesthetic but still maintain your personality and authenticity!

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