Photo Funday with Friends

by Joanna E
Photo Funday with Friends

For the past few weeks after church, I’ve been doing impromptu photo shoots with my friends NaysVoice and Kez B. We all had our different reasons for taking pictures; outfit of the day, stock photos for our blog and/or social media platforms, or in my case, to stop being so awkward in front of the camera.

awkward photo funday

Besides selfies or group photos, I barely take any pictures of myself because I never know what to do. Where do my arms go? Why do I have to look down like I’m searching for something? How do I ‘look natural’ without it feeling weird? Why do we have to do these photos in a public setting? These are the things that fill my head when taking solo pictures and it is probably noticeable in 95% of the shots taken.

Through these unplanned shoots, I noticed that the best pictures were of me just being myself. Whether it was randomly taking a wine as a car driving by blasted soca music, walking on the beach or laughing because someone said something incredibly funny, these all showed real life Jo.

joy photo funday

dancing photo funday

Beach photo funday

The majority of my pictures probably won’t make it to my Instagram feed, but I still had a fun time. As awkward as I am in front of the camera, I know I’m pretty decent behind it. Here is a behind the scene and regular shot of Nay and Kez.

Nay Photo funday

Photo Funday with Kez and Nay

How are you when taking photos? Would you rather be in front or behind the lens?

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18 comments

Kayvona September 2, 2016 - 10:15 AM

This is so cute. I wish I had friends I could do this with haha

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KenyaRae September 3, 2016 - 12:26 PM

It depends on who I am shooting with. I recently did photo shoots with two of my favorite photographers, and friend and then my brother. For whatever reason I am super awkward with my brother, but I was so much more normal and relaxed with my friend. Weird right? I feel you though, more times than not I am really awkward in front of the camera!

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ty September 3, 2016 - 1:54 PM

That’s a cute idea. I think I’m going to get my friends together for this and I don’t mind being in front of behind the camera.

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Latoya September 3, 2016 - 8:06 PM

I love that top in the first pic! Im not a picture girl either…I just can’t even deal with it, lol!

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Mimi Green September 4, 2016 - 3:37 PM

Sometimes I do okay in front of the camera. I work better with direction though, I can totally kill it. Funny thing is I love being in front of the camera. hahaha

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Fashion Diva Girl September 4, 2016 - 8:55 PM

I like your style and pictures. Just be you in front of the camera.

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Joanna E September 12, 2016 - 4:39 PM

So far so goo. Thanks for reading.

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Elle Cole September 4, 2016 - 11:17 PM

I don’t like being in front or behind the camera. On the flip side, I love having great pictures. It’s takes a lot for me to be comfortable, but once I am, I shine.

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BriannePatrice September 4, 2016 - 11:39 PM

Cute idea! Looks like you all had lots of fun! Might have to get my girls together for this.

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Artney (My Pretty Brown Fit) September 5, 2016 - 9:45 AM

What fun!!! Y’all had beautiful scenery! I LOVE being behind the camera and every now and then in front of it. Cute pics!

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Antoinette September 5, 2016 - 12:47 PM

The photos turned out very cute. Candid shots are the best. I always love a fun photoshoot.

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Kim September 6, 2016 - 8:41 PM

I’ve never done a photoshoot for my blog. This looks fun. Your pics came out cute too.

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Joanna E September 12, 2016 - 4:39 PM

Thanks Kim!

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jehava September 8, 2016 - 10:14 PM

Love this! So cute! I really need pics with my friends!

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Kirstin Fuller September 11, 2016 - 3:02 PM

Nice photos. Honestly, I’d rather be behind the camera. Like you I am learning to be more comfortable in front of the camera.

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Joanna E September 12, 2016 - 4:39 PM

It’s so awkward. lol Thanks for reading.

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Joanna E September 14, 2016 - 5:10 PM

It is taking me quite some time. If they’re a good photographer, they’re able to work with you though.

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Nay September 14, 2016 - 8:15 PM

aww we look beautiful. But, to answer your question I prefer both. Behind the lens because I like having the concept of how I see the picture come to life and in front because I get to be the focus. 🙂

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