Friday, January 11, 2013

Who remembers the Barbizon commercials?

So, on Wednesday, Michelle did an awesome post about the evolution of her non-smile smiles.  Which got me thinking about how I am a total poser in pictures.  For my whole life, my family has watched on as I struck pose after pose for them.  You won't find many candid photos of me in the world, I just can't handle it.  I have to place myself.  So, I present to you, a guide to posing by Kristen.  Free of charge.  Take that, Barbizon.

How to make yourself look REALLY happy... smile with your mouth slightly open.
How to look like a tough chick... the two finger smoking gun.
There's a long story about this pose, that is really only funny to Missy and I.  But we thought we were cool.

How to look happy when you have dirt on your face, you've just finished a bike race, and all you want is a shower, damn it.
Nailed it.

How to pose with your best friend that you're secretly in love with, and make it look like you don't have feelings for him:
The first time was a little unbelieveable, but we got better.
Much better.

The "I shave my pits today" proof.

We're sexy and we know it
And then there's "standing skinny"... this is a pose taught to me by the Mary Kay women, and it's my most often used pose.  I strike it pretty much constantly anymore, even when I'm just standing around.
This is a textbook demonstration of how Mary Kay women stand when there is a camera within 50 feet of them.
See?  Even in real life...
And for good measure, a fun one from the bridal show.  Because Denver Convention Center has an awesome bear statue.
What the heck do you do in pictures?  heck out your facebook timeline, and tell us all about it!


  1. I'm going to comment the same thing I said to Michelle.

    I just try to make myself look as ugly as possible. Because it's better to look ugly on purpose than to look ugly on accident.

  2. Hahaha. Whitney's comment made me die. I always look supremely awkward in all photos.

  3. I'm usually always talking when they snap the picture, so my mouth always looks super weird lol. I like your Mary Kay pose, too funny! :)

  4. Dude. I always have my hand on my hip in pictures. And then I stand slightly to the side. I tried to find a picture where this wasn't the case, and pretty much the only ones I found were ones where I was laying on the ground laughing or making hideous faces and poses.

  5. I'm a big smiler in pictures... when I was doing my boudoir shoot the photog kept telling me to try looking sexy and not smiling and it was SO HARD for me. Aim a camera at me and I feel the need to smile, what can I say?

  6. I die! I love this. You always always crack me up! I love to pose with my hand on my hip. Don't know why. I guess I think it makes me look skinnier?

  7. I hate my smile, so if I'm taking a picture of myself, I'll use props to cover said smile. Otherwise, I also have learned that my chin plays a distinct game of hide and seek whenever a camera is in the vicinity, thus I must protrude it slightly so that it is found more than hidden.

  8. Hahaha I can't believe I'm just seeing this!! SO fantastic. You were not even kidding about the posing. I love it!


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