Friday, 13 September 2013

A photo of me

Well for a while now, I've been thinking I need a decent photo of myself for magazines, books and social media profiles.  The only ones I have of me tend to be on holiday with sunglasses on, a burnt nose and a glass of some dodgy foreign cocktail in my hand which isn't quite the image I want to portray.  On top of which my kids confirmed to me what I have always suspected which is that I look weird in photos.  So yesterday I very bravely went and had my photo taken professionally which I was incredibly nervous about since clearly, I would be the only person they would not be able to make look presentable.


In case anyone in this neck of the middle of England needs a great photographer, I went to  (and highly recommend) Red Square who are half way between Derby and Ashbourne.  And here I am.  This is me on a good day and, for the first time since I was about six, I actually like a photo of myself.   And, since I am on the final section of the slippery slope towards fifty, I suspect this might be the best photo I see of myself from here til the end so I'm going to cherish it and use it as my photo for everything expect my passport for the next fifty years or so.



66 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful picture! Cracking smile and nice cardi!
    I hope you'll still post weird pics though ;)

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  2. Lol, you look great, and nowhere near 50!

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  3. It is a lovely pic, you look fab

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  4. Lynn, this is such a lovely photo ~ love the smile and the straight on look!

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  5. I never would guess fifty! You must be like my mom, aging at the rate of a turtle. You're adorable :D

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  6. Cute! You should put it on your sidebar. It helps me remember ppl.

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  7. It's a great photo - you look gorge, of course, but also it shows a little of your fun personality too.

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  8. I think it's a great photo and since I'm sliding into the home stretch of hitting 50 (like 8 months to go) I think you look WONDERFUL!

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  9. It's a great photograph. As the photographer (of my children) said years ago, today is the best you are going to look, so have the photo now--don't wait. You did it! Wish I had!

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  10. Perhaps your bravery and the lovely results will inspire me to do this too :)

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  11. it's lovely -- friendly, with a big smile and like you say, useful for everything except a passport where everyone seems to look like a convicted criminal.good for you for making the effort to get it done. I should do that!

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  12. You look great! No where near 50. What's age anyway? Cheers!!

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  13. Great photo, do cherish it, it is lovely

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  14. looking beautiful with a winning smile for sure

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  15. Lovely! Thanks for the motivation to get my picture taken!

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  16. What a great photo, you are way braver than me

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  17. Fabulous photo! You can't possibly be anywhere near 50!
    R x

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  18. You look gorgeous and your teeth look enviably white too! x

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  19. You're as lovely as I imagined ; )

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  20. That is an excellent photo, Lynne.

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  21. Great photo as you still have a glint in your eyes!!! Di x

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  22. Gorgeous pic and no I don't believe you're anywhere near fifty x

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  23. I still love the lady dancing during a table tennis match!

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  24. lookin' sexy gal! My driver's license is good for 35 years and I will be using my picture from 10 years ago (and the weight heh heh) until they make me get a new one!!

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  25. Great Picture Lynne!!!! I don't know how I expected you to look, are you tall? I always pictured you as tall.

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  26. It is a very sweet pic.... I love that smile! I think most of us are critical of our own looks. You look great to me! And I know what you mean about nearing 50. I've got 2.5 years to go! You look fabulous!

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  27. Nice photography, you look really natural and happy. Nice to "meet" you, see the face behind the computer screen

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  28. I think it is a great picture. I know what you mean. I hate pictures of myself these days.

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  29. It is a great picture, you look beautiful.

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  30. Man oh man, if I ever found someone to make me look that good, I'd kidnap him! That is a GREAT picture!!

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  31. Oh, I do like! Lucky, beautiful you!
    Hugs - Lurline

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  32. You look really happy in this pic - long may it continue :)

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  33. Good thing you like it because it looks just like you! It's a fab pic!

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  34. It's a great pic and there will be many more!!

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  35. Yes, it looks like you!
    You can never trust your kids advice in these matters!
    Great Picture!
    And 50 is not on the road to destruction: think of yourself holding your first grandchild. What a smile you'll have on your face!
    (I think I'm getting carried away here ...)

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  36. What a great pic! So nice to to see you and 50 is not the end of the world, actually there is alot of freedom in it.

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  37. This is the perfect photo for your blog & social media. You look absolutely radiant!

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  38. It's the perfect picture! You look like the gal everyone wants to be best friends with! Where do I apply? :)

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  39. Ha! This made me smile - how rare to see a photo of ourselves that we actually like. A bit sad, it is, but makes these moments all the sweeter!

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  40. Really lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this image of you! Beautiful. Please feel good (great) about it! You look and are amazing. Plus, you are a "hot mama", as we have seen in those pencil skirts...I agree, you can't be anywhere near 50! Fabulous.................XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Sondra

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  41. Your kids may think you look "weird" in photos now but in the future, they are going to be really glad to have any photos of you. I used to HATE getting my photo taken & to be honest I still struggle with it but I do it now because I do it for my son. I think you look great.
    The 50 thing? Don't sweat it, it's really rather easy, just keep waking up each morning & remember to breathe. LOL
    Cheers
    Lush x

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  42. You look fantastic in this picture and not close to 50. Well done!

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  43. You look fantastic in this picture and not close to 50. Well done!

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  44. Excellent picture! Do this every year now :)

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  45. Still can't over how I never noticed what nice teeth you have. Are they false?

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  46. Still can't over how I never noticed what nice teeth you have. Are they false?

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  47. Such a lovely picture of you :-))

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  48. okay aside from dying from laughter at the above comment about your supposed false teeth, just wanted to say that I love this picture. Yes you should treasure it but feel free to get one taken every year too. ;) My mom had us get a family photo professionally taken every year, and though my brothers still grip about them I treasure them.

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  49. Beautifully done. Sounds like a good investment. Now if only they had a studio in Australia.....

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  50. I wish I could take such a nice photo! You look fab! :)

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