I did it too.... (I did the fidgeting, the nervous smile and the fake laugh)
It's feels strange to be the one sitting in front of the camera. Taking direction and smiling sweetly. But I want you to know that I'm so happy I did it, I love this photo. This image alone will pick me when I feel down and in years to come I can look back and say that was me.
That at this point in my life I have smile lines, camera lines (must remember not to squint when shooting), you can see my birthmark, my smirk and my crocked nose. There's the back drop that took me 5 hours and two stiff knees to paint. One single photograph can create so many stories. This is me, as I am today, things will change, I will change. But I know looking back I can say I am PROUD OF WHO I AM.