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Behind The Gram Vol. 3

I feel like I say this about every blog post I write, but Behind The Gram posts are some of my favorite posts to publish! I love sharing my crazy photo-taking experiences, and I love reading other people's experiences too! I find it so funny, because what looks like a perfectly normal, candid picture actually has a lot of things going on behind the scenes to make the picture possible. If you want to read my first two posts in this series, you can read them here and here! It's actually been about a year since I shared one of these posts, so the old posts are somewhat outdated - just a heads up.

Also, make sure you're following me on Instagram so you don't miss out on any of my posts! Instagram is definitely my favorite social media outlet, and I love sharing pictures with y'all!

This picture was taken on Good Friday, when we got Starbucks for breakfast before heading out shopping. Since I was vlogging this weekend, I took my DSLR camera to Starbucks, hoping to get a couple snapshots of me being basic. Of course, I ordered the pink drink, since it's arguably one of the most photogenic drinks out there. It was incredibly windy outside, but I still managed to get a couple good pictures even if my hair was in my face!

You might imagine that this picture was taken while exploring the gorgeous town of Park City, Utah. Nope - guess again. This picture was taken in Utah, but it was on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. It was about 50 degrees in Utah, but when I saw a patch of snow by the road, I asked my dad to pull over and take a couple pictures of my sister and me. (best. dad. ever.)

When the sweet girls at Jadelynn Brooke sent me this shirt, I knew right away that it would make for the cutest Instagram picture! However, my bunny was only somewhat cooperative, and my sister was even less cooperative. It can be like pulling teeth when it comes to getting her to take pictures of me, and this particular shoot involved her leaving my (expensive!!) camera in the grass and walking away. I do have to give Annabelle credit, though - she has gotten really good at photography in the past months and I'm thankful to have her as my photographer!

If you were to look at me while taking this picture, I guarantee you would've laughed. I wanted a white background for this picture, so I laid down on the ground and propped my legs up against the wall. I had to strain my neck up to get the right angle for the shot, and needless to say, it was extremely uncomfortable and equally ridiculous.

These two pictures were taken on the same day (read the original post here!) so I decided to group them together. In the one on the left, my hand is behind my back because I was wearing my Fitbit and I was too lazy to take it off. For the picture on the right, I asked my stepdad to take a cute "candid" picture of my sister and me... but it was completely staged.

I hope y'all enjoyed this post, and it showed you that there's more to an Instagram picture than what you actually see.

What's the craziest thing you've ever done for an Instagram picture? Let me know by leaving a comment below!

1 comment

  1. The "candid" photo of you and your sister is so cute! I also love the photo of you two in the snow!