I look terrible in candid photos. I know what you’re thinking, “Hilary, most people look pretty bad in candid photos. But sometimes there’s a gem in the midst of millions”. And you know what I say to that? NOT TRUE. I look awful in almost all candid photos taken of me. There are no surprisingly gorgeous photos among the many, many greatly unattractive ones. You probably think I’m over-exaggerating. Or maybe you don’t actually think I’m that photogenic or beautiful, in which case I say, “wow, that was a little bit mean. It’s okay, I’ll get over it. Our friendship probably won’t be the same again, but I’ll get over it”.
Here are some examples of what I mean, taken at our good friend Julie’s wedding a couple weekends ago by the various people. It’s not their fault that I clearly need several minutes of preparation for each photo taken of me.
~ Hilary Lyon Axle Hatchet