So, I recently had a blog brainstorming afternoon with my lovely friend Abbey where we took a few photos in a local, public place (check out her blog, it’s great!). During this, we had a little bit of a weird experience, and Abbey came up with the idea of this post for me, because I have definitely had quite a few weird experiences whilst taking blog photos! So, without furtherado, here are the funniest experiences that I’ve had whilst taking photos in public places!
“Do you want a photo of both of you?”
This is a question that I DREAD when I’m out and about taking pictures! Thank you kind stranger for the offer, but I can hardly reply to your offer with “nah thanks, I just want pics of myself”.
Happy Monday 🙌🏻 I’ve been up for two hours already, done my makeup, and I think I’m gonna try and style my new mom jeans for uni today. First day back after a week off and I’m not ready 😩. But, let’s go anyway 🙌🏻 . . . . . . . . . . #Petitejoys #pursuepretty #thatsdarling #darlingmoment #darlingmovement #darlingweekend #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #livecolourfully #livethelittlethings #liveauthentic #livecreatively #myunicornlife #makemoments #morningscenes #appreciatewhatyouhave #visualsoflife #thevisualscollective #visualsgang #authenticonly #agameoftones #dailymotivation #keepmovingforward #makeitcount #doitnow #believeinyourself #abmhappylife #abmlifeiscolorful
The lady who tried to steal our pumpkin
Pumpkin picking pics litter our insta feeds during October, and mine was no different! Zack and I took a little trip to a near by pumpkin-picking field and poor Zack spent a really long time arranging them into a perfect heart for the gram. You should’ve heard him wail ‘NOOOOO’ when a lady tried to steal one, it was SO funny.
Find someone who spends a good amount of time arranging pumpkins into a heart for you to take a pic of for the gram 💛. Shout out to Zack for shouting 'NOOOOO' at the lady who tried to ruin this just as I tried to take a picture, he's the real MVP 💛 . . . . . . . #instagrammers #igers #LIFE #fashionista #potd #streetstyleluxe #discoverunder100k #outdoorshoot #iphoneography #thegirlgang #thatsdarling #vscodaily #thehappynow #theeverygirl #inspiremyinstagram #persuepretty #discoverunder50k #instajoys #theblogissue #ukblogger #throughthelens #instajoys #lifestyleblogger
“Ooh what camera do you have? I have *insert name of camera*. Mine’s better. Mine does this, this and this. Mine has won me a prize. Mine has flown me to space. Can your camera do that?”
Omg, this is my pet hate. I take photos for my blog, and Zack enjoys taking photos; it’s a hobby. BUT so many strangers who are ‘camera pros’ see us with a camera and feel the need to comment telling us what we’re doing right/wrong. And once we got stuck with someone for about an hour (not even exaggerating) and he just wouldn’t stop chatting about camera stuff that we had no idea about. It wasn’t fun.
We're off on a boat trip this morning to spinalonga, where the island is set. You can follow me around on my Instagram story! I hope you all have a lovely Monday! . . . . . #holidayfun #holidayvibes #beach #pool #summer #travel #travelblogger #greece #holidaymood #holidaytime #thatsdarling #vscodaily #thehappynow #theeverygirl #inspiremyinstagram #persuepretty #instajoys #theblogissue #ukblogger #whitagram #instadaily #igers #discoverunder100k #outdoorshoot #iphoneography #crete
Ok, I’m doing my best to look candid and hide my double chin and not freeze my tits off in January with my coat hanging off of my shoulders and I’m doing it all for the gram, so if you could stop shouting “SMILE” as you walk past me, that would be great.
This is my 'trying really hard to keep my bloody hair out of my face' pose… . . . . #holidayfun #holidayvibes #beach #pool #summer #travel #travelblogger #greece #holidaymood #holidaytime #thatsdarling #vscodaily #thehappynow #theeverygirl #inspiremyinstagram #persuepretty #instajoys #theblogissue #ukblogger #whitagram #instadaily #igers #discoverunder100k #outdoorshoot #iphoneography #crete
The people that won’t stop staring
Okay, I get that it’s not every day that you see some gal taking pictures of their blogger pal through a coffee shop window BUT do you really have to give us such a disapproving stare? Or, worse, look at me like I’m a stalker! I know my friend is trying to be candid by not looking at the camera, but I have her permission to take the pics, I promise.
I absolutely loved taking pics of @abbeylouisarose (ok, that sounded creepy). Here's one that I took of her and her new case, which you can read about on her blog! I'm just working for the rest of the day, although I am getting very tired and just want to chill to be honest 😴 . . . . . . . . #instagrammers #igers #LIFE #fashionista #potd #streetstyleluxe #discoverunder100k #outdoorshoot #iphoneography #thegirlgang #thatsdarling #vscodaily #thehappynow #theeverygirl #inspiremyinstagram #persuepretty #discoverunder50k #instajoys #theblogissue #ukblogger #throughthelens #instajoys #lifestyleblogger
Whilst in Crete, we decided to get a lovely shot in front of the sea on the pier. However, we didn’t realise that we had entered a splash zone until after we had. The waves were getting higher and drenching everyone and we had to make a very swift and very careful exit. Luckily the camera survived! 😂
I really wish I was here rn instead of in bed editing 😂. On the upside, I've finally managed to edit and upload my newest YouTube video. It will be live next Wednesday! . . . . #instagrammers #igers #LIFE #fashionista #potd #streetstyleluxe #discoverunder100k #outdoorshoot #iphoneography #thegirlgang #thatsdarling #vscodaily #thehappynow #theeverygirl #inspiremyinstagram #persuepretty #discoverunder50k #instajoys #theblogissue #ukblogger #throughthelens #instajoys #lifestyleblogger
“Do you know that flower you’re kissing is poisonous?”
Yup, a concerned elderly man (bless him) actually informed me after this photo was taken. Luckily, I’m still alive, but I am very grateful that he informed me!
Apparently this flower is poisonous. But, ya know, that information would have probably have been more useful before I took a selfie with it! Today I've given myself a break from revision. For the last few weeks I've worked really hard and today my head needed a rest. Instead, I've been editing some YouTube videos! My first ever video with Z will go live tonight at 5 🙊 #picturePOREfect . . . . #Blog #blogger #blogging #instadaily #igers #discoverunder100k #outdoorshoot #iphoneography #selfie #thegirlgang #thatsdarling #thehappynow #theeverygirl #inspiremyinstagram #persuepretty #instajoys #theblogissue #ukblogger #beautymafia #throughthelens #instajoys #pinterestinspired
“What is it that you’re doing?”
Ok, I had to leave this one for last because it makes me laugh SO MUCH that I actually wouldn’t have been able to make it through this post if I’d have written it first.
Okay, so there’s a story.
I live directly across from a wood (or my mum does anyway) so when we are home, me and Zack often use this little wood for some quick outfit pics on days when we cannot really be bothered to/ don’t have the time to travel. So we’ve done a few little shoots there and the photos have been really nice. It comes to near Christmas time, and my nan says that all she really wants is a photo of all four of her grandchildren. So, we decide to make it happen and head to the wood as we like the location and it’s literally just across the road. Anyway, after Zack has taken some beautiful photos (included below), we head home. As we exit the wood, we are greeted by our neighbour looking very concerned. My mum then had to spend a little while explaining to her that we were taking pictures in the scrubby wood across from my house (which Zack managed to make look magical!) and not, in fact, holding a burial for our rabbit.
I also asked around on twitter and found that some of you had had similar experiences, so here are a few of the ones that made me giggle!
A Cute Old Lady! 💖
This wasn’t specifically a blog photo but a granny came up to me once as my BF was taking a photo and went “oh you’ll treasure that photo for life, darling!” 😅🙈 Bless her!
— Abbey Louisa Rose (@abbeylouisarose) 2 February 2018
I think she just wanted to be a part of the shoot! 🤔😂
— Lauren (@loulabxlle) 2 February 2018
Just a little bit awkward! 😬😬
I was taking some outside my relatives house and the neighbors over the road cane outside to watch and were stood there for a good 10 mins so I got embarrassed and went inside
— Nici Moran🌸 (@OddsandTrends_) 2 February 2018
Nooooo, not the coffee art! ☕
Ny glades falling off my head and into my cappuccino, then trying to recreate the coffee art with my spoon!
— Sophie Harrison (@beeing_sophie) 5 February 2018
Oh, hi officer! We’re just taking pictures for instagram, nothing criminal, promise 🤷
When my boyfriend and I were out shooting our last post, the police drove past and asked us what we were up to 🙃😳
— rachel louise 💐✨ (@kyvbey) 5 February 2018
My absolute worst nightmare 😩
I was posing for a photo in Barcelona recently and I stuck my hand in bird poop – there’s photos showing this too 😂
— Gigi 🍒 (@TeaWithGi) 5 February 2018
Gigi (teawithgi) also shared the photos of this incident with us, bless her 😂
The starers are gonna stare 😩
There is a park by my house that I like to take pictures at and all the bicyclists, runners, moms walking with strollers and old people like to stare at me the whole time until I feel so awkward that I leave🙃
— CozyStylist (@CozyStylist) 5 February 2018
A little bit strange 🙄
Two days ago I got my bf to take the photo below and I had someone shout at me “Fake! So fake!” 🤔 Not sure what he meant as I’m literally not wearing any makeup and am in my ski gear 😂 And I can’t help the mountains already being there 🤓 pic.twitter.com/81KYOEXRgK
— London Damsel (@London_Damsel) 2 February 2018
Do you have a funny photo-shoot experience to share? Leave it in the comments, I’d love to hear it!
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