Blog Every Day in May, Day 17: Your favorite picture of yourself

Friday, May 17, 2013

Day 17, Friday: A favorite photo of yourself and why


This photo has to be my absolute favorite picture of myself. It seems a bit vain to like a picture of your own face, but I honestly don't think I've ever seen myself looking cuter (AND MY HAIR HAS NEVER LOOKED THICKER) or  happier. When I die, this is the picture I want displayed next to my casket.

Not this one:


Okay, back to the good photo.


This picture was taken by my beloved husband on our very third day of being husband and wife. It was snapped just after sunset on the balcony of our hotel room in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We were on our honeymoon and the wave of emotions sweeping over me that entire week could only be described as euphoria. From the ceremony to the reception to waking up together that first morning as an official married couple to venturing out of the country to spend time alone on a beautiful beach with my soul mateit was all breathtaking and beautiful.

When Clayton and I get lost in reminiscing, as couples are wont to do, I always find myself repeating the same sentiments. I will never, ever in a billion lifetimes forget how I felt when I woke up on the morning after our wedding. I rolled over on the scratchy white sheets in the hotel room, looked at the sleeping man who I could now call my husband and was overcome with joy. Never in my life had I ever wanted anything more badly than to make a life with this man and now that the time was finally here, the moment was really real, I couldn't even comprehend it. 

That's what this photo captured for me (that and a BANGIN' tan). It captured all of that anticipation, contentment and joy. I can't look at this picture and NOT smile because it feels like just yesterday. Even four and half years later, I still find myself feeling giddy that I'm Clayton's wife.

I hope you have a very happy Friday!

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14 comments

  1. haha hey there's nothing wrong with loving a selfie!!

    That color looks amazing on you! I love that shade right now esp for summer.

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    1. Thank you! It is actually my friend's dress. She knew how much I loved it and offered to let me borrow it for my honeymoon trip. :)

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  2. Great photo! But I would like to know what you are doing in the one in the middle especially since there only seem to be gentlemen standing around lol.

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    1. Oh college. I'm the shyest person when it comes to acting like a fool in public, but give me an extra large Long Island Iced Tea on $2 Drink Night and ... well ... you get this photo.

      I was with a bunch of girls, so the fact that I seem to be surrounded by a circle of male crotches is purely coincidental. ;)

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    2. Haha I too know the danger of the Long Island iced tea. Priceless.

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  3. Beautiful picture, the colour of that dress really suits you!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful photo! You are just glowing and clearly so happy. Plus I love when you get great photos that aren't professionally done (I love those too, of course).

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  5. Why thank you! That's so kind. :)

    And I definitely agree! Sometimes I think we need to buy a big fancy camera to take quality photos, but you get lucky sometimes with the regular point-and-shoot!

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  7. I love that you put a photo that you love and one you're not a fan of, for this prompt. Of course you look awesome, you're on your honeymoon!!!

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