self portrait

Me, Myself & I

So this post is very different than what I usually do.
It’s all about me.  Yikes.  Feels very weird.  And quite self absorbed.
But there is a reason friends.
I’m participating in a photo challenge at Life with my 3 Boybarians.  
This week the p52 challenge was Self Portraits
Yep.  Shots of yerself.
If you are anything like me, there are probably a lot of photos of your kids, 
pets, husbands, grandkids and other stuff, but not a lot, if any, of yourself.
I don’t really have any current photos of myself that I like.  
But I took some time and tried my hand at some self portraits.  
So here they are.  Unedited, laugh lines, sun spots, rosy cheeks and all.
I’m embarrassed to post them.  But I will in the name of a good challenge!
project 52 p52 weekly photo challenge


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    Full Circle Creations
    January 27, 2012 at 5:25 AM

    Great picture! You are cute just as you are!!


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    Lindsay @ Delighted Momma
    January 27, 2012 at 5:43 AM

    You are beautiful! I say more posts with your pretty face 🙂

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    January 27, 2012 at 5:44 AM

    These are great! You look adorable and I must comment on how gorgeous and shiny your hair is. Thanks for ‘putting yourself out there’. Sometimes it’s fun to step out of your comfort zone 🙂

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    E @ Act Fast Chef
    January 27, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Great pictures! You look fabulous 🙂

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    January 27, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Your are beautiful. I’m sure your family love seeing you on this side of the camera. Great shots.

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    A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
    January 27, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    @elaineThanks Elaine! It’s funny, I felt so embarrassed to post these – but it’s kind of liberating too!

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    January 27, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    I see no lines! Just a lovely Mama.

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    Ali Richardson
    January 27, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    I love these Jo-Anna! You’re beautiful!!!

    What?? GFC is shutting down?? What the??

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    amanda @ fake ginger
    January 27, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Gorgeous photos! I love your hair color & bangs!

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    Craftberry Bush
    January 27, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    beautiful untouched pictures and all…:) I just wanted to let you know that I’m having a beautiful Jo Tote camera bag giveaway that I thought you would like to enter…I usually don’t do this but I didnt want you to miss the chance to win….talk to you soon…xo

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    January 27, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    great photos, as always. Love your new heading.

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    January 28, 2012 at 12:56 AM

    Your pictures are great. It is so hard to take pictures of ourselves isn’t it? I don’t just mean the logistics, although they challenged me. No I mean taking pictures of me. Except it is not about me – it is about the people we love.

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    Mrs. T.
    January 28, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    You look great… Very natural. 🙂

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    Sarah Huizenga
    January 28, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Great shots. The only way to be the real woman we are is unedited.

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    Gina Kleinworth
    January 29, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    I think they are beautiful!!!! You should do them more often! I totally get it though- I struggled with this for years. Then I “met” Elena at & she certainly changed my life when it comes to self portraits.

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    January 29, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Pretty self-portraits, really lovely. Greetings.

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    Amber - Binkertation
    January 30, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    You look beautiful – glad you embraced the self-portrait; and I’m totally with you, I have very few photos of myself. Think of them also as preserving memories for your kids for the future – THEY will like having them even if we don’t like taking them.

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