Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Look at them in their natural habitat...

I've had a camera attached to me at all times basically since 2000. Among my circle, I'm known for my photo-ogging and enjoy always being readily available to capture a moment. These images bring me a lot of joy as I look back on all the crazy moments of my life... because I did capture them allllllllll (let's just say that I had to remove about 400 albums on Facebook that I took when I was 19, snap-happy and an idiot)

As much as I love being the designated 'Historian' (the euphemism I use when my friends refer to me as 'paparazzi'), it often means that there's very few pictures of me 'in the moment'. I usually ask people to snap one of me and a friend. Naturally that means I know the shot is coming and therefore sorority squat, put my hand on my hip, smile my biggest grin and look like an idiot in my awkward 'i know there's a pic coming-how-can-I-look-skinnier' stance). However, sometimes it's nice when someone just picks up my camera and unknowingly snaps a few shots of me. Thus creating a segment of pictures that make me laugh. I still look like an idiot, but at least in instances like these- it's natural idiocy.
Me and the betrothed couple. Clearly based on facial expressions- Linds and I are both waiting for Jordan to say something stupid.
She's so supportive when I try new concoctions. I do like my photo wall captured via black and white.
I know we weren't fighting... but it sure looks like fighting words were spoken.
Trying Jordan's cooking.... oh J, you gone and outdid yourself with this- is that Coors Light AND Cook's? ;)
Smell bad? He wants it back? I'm taking it? He's offering? So many questions...
And back it goes. Why so blue Linds?
So there I am- in all my candid glory! Wasn't that special? 
And just for old time's sake- here's when I know the picture is coming... 

College Friends tend to roll back the years when hanging out again.... cheap beer, hand signals... oy!
 My Jacket: H&M- seen HERE, HERE & HERE.
My Dress: Buffalo Exchange:(Better) seen HERE.

Enjoy your Thursday!


Unknown said...

I love the influx of posts this week! Very much enjoying "catching up with you" :) as for candid shots, i love them too and am also the avid photographer of my group of friends! Defs a college group shot :)

Kate Sparkles said...

candid shots are the best and these are great.. I always forget to take pictures when stuff is actually happening, so most of mine tend to be everyone in a cheesy pose at an event but not doing anything other than posing :(

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

I look awful in any candid photos...
I am so awkward in photos in gengeral. & I am always the "paparazzi", in whatever setting.
I need to practice the "I know there's a pic coming-how-can-I look-skinnier' pose.

Went to Grand Canyon yesterday, on the car ride back, I creeped on yours + few other bloggers instagram, yours was my favorite. So bright/colorful!

Natasha Gregson said...

I wish I took more photos!! I don't think till after I've gone somewhere about it which always bugs me :) haha Love your jacket


Pat Hatt said...

hahaha you can so tell you're waiting for the last one. I agree being catpured as a crazy person when you don't know it is better haha

erika sorocco said...

Candid shots are my favorite! These pictures are too adorable, Caitlin! And I'm especially loving the various black and white photos - so pretty!! :)

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

I totally know what you mean!! I used to be the one who was always taking pictures when we'd go out. But it sucked because I was never in them! And trust me, it's only going to get worse when you have kids. I have to ASK Ben to take pictures of me and the boys. And the only thing worse than knowing a picture is coming so you have to pose is knowing a picture is coming but trying to look like you don't know it's coming. Awful!

ff said...

Haha you don't look like an idiot! Cute pics...and it's so nice to have them looking back. Facebook used to only let you have 60 pics/album, so amassing a bunch of albums was super easy.

Unknown said...

Such great photos, you guys look like you're having SO much fun! It's wonderful to see <3

xoxo Bree
The Urban Umbrella

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

awesome photos! i always want to take photos of my friends hanging out but somehow always forget :)


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Panty Buns said...

I wish I'd had some fun female "paparazzi" accompaniment when I was younger.
Those photos would be priceless similar to the way yours are.
Some of mine might have been more risque but maybe
it just seemed that way during my drinking days.
Seeing you in your past candid glory is a lot of fun.
I liked checking out the "HERE" links back to your previous posts too.

naghmeh said...

haha love the series of candid photos of you and your friends. whoever did this is awesome. your facial expressions just speak volumes! lol.

Sierra said...

candid photos are great because they tell a story, as you demonstrated well. Love your outfit - it's super cute and hope you are enjoying the long weekend!

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

loving both your and your friend's outfits!

Unknown said...

aw, love this post! and just so true for me too.

June said...

400 facebook albums?? OMG