Practice Makes Perfect!

by Marsha Glover

When considering starting a Lifestyle Blog, the thought of taking self portraits (Pictures of ME ?!?!) made me so nervous my palms sweat, the area above my lip, armpits and even my feet I think sweat a little.  A Friend of my husband said to me once,that he had it all figured out why I was so apprehensive about being “in the lime light”.  He stated someone must of told me awhile back that I was cute but I just didn’t measure up.   If I could insert the strange face emoji, after that comment is where I would have.

If someone did make that statement in my past I don’t recall, and it didn’t make a difference to my confidence level.  As  my best friend”s mom once told me “They talked about Jesus Christ they even hung him on a cross; who the hell are you to think they won’t talk about you”.  Talk really is not what I feared; its not giving my best.   Taking Pictures of myself professionally is not something I was good at.  With so many bloggers whom I am a fan of, mastering the art of selfies and the IG Photo I had not had enough practice or lessons on how to take that “many likes” pic.  The funny thing is that I can help someone set a scene to take the perfect photo but mine never seem to come out right.   If I am going to be a successful blogger I am going to have to figure it out… I mean a blogger not having good pics is like a overweight Doctor advising you to lose weight for your health (true story happened to my husband).

Taking pictures of myself at my own leisure doesn’t make me nervous… I did it all the time for my IG!  However now taking pictures for a blog meant that people would be critiquing my pictures. Doing so now meant considering the right lighting, angle and even the right background.   The wrong lighting per my teenager, just kills the picture… “its all about the lighting!” Since my daughter knew so much and is taking photography classes, I decided to practice with her…


Practice makes Perfect but nothing is Perfect… Even though some may say I did not get the perfect pic… Spending time with my daughter doing something she loved and learning something from her is priceless.  After all,  lighting, angle and even scenery doesn’t matter as much as the moment captured.


  • Shamena June 22, 2017 at 3:35 am

    Hello, my name is shamena!
    Your story is very inspiring and to be able
    to share with others is a blessing in so many ways!
    Thank you for sharing!
    I look forward to reading and following you.

  • Nik G. June 22, 2017 at 11:06 am

    The pictures are lovely, you and your daughter did a great job. Now you just need to provide your outfit deets. 😉

  • Felicia Defreitas June 22, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    God bless you Marsha!!!! Love it!!

  • Brandi Price June 22, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this honest humble start. I too find myself here, starting a blog, only realize that I hate taking selfies. Really it’s just taking pictures in general. I feel, I am more beautiful in-person, and a picture(to me)never really reflects that. Maybe it’s the lighting as your daughter said. Is there a question that I can ask a photographer that will show me they understand lighting? Best Wishes.

  • Robin June 22, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    So far, so good… love your blog posts ❣️❣️

  • Ryan "Big Daddy" Glover June 22, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Good word MG! Love the pics too….especiallly that 1st one at the top! ????????????
    -Big Daddy

  • search for employees June 25, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be actually something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

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