Do you have an Instagram Husband? I know I sure do. And man, do I appreciate him! While I have some great friends who very frequently volunteer to take my photos for the blog, it is my husband who falls victim to all the craziness that happens behind the scenes in this blogger’s life.
*This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
Take for example this dress which was provided to me in exchange for a blog post. On the day I wanted to photograph this dress, I didn’t realize how completely disgusting the weather was when I got dressed. But I was already dressed and therefore determined to take pictures. But first, I had to change my shoes to some rugged combat boots before we braved the slushy, messy snow. Then I dragged my husband outside with me.
After a few pictures in the neighbor’s yard, I decided I didn’t like the background or standing in the snow. So I insisted we shoot photos in the middle of the road. Being interrupted every two minutes by passing cars proved this another ridiculous idea. Not to mention, the sky was so gray and dreary which was making the lighting a terrible problem. As I scolded my husband for not capturing decent photos (because, of course, he can control the weather), I decided we needed to try photos indoors.
*Cape: Fort Drum Exchange (a few years old).
In two plus years of blogging, I have never successfully taken decent photos inside my house. I don’t know why I thought this time would be different! Especially with terrible light outside and no where really inside that was not a cluttered mess of kids’ toys and school papers. The best I could muster up was using the dining room curtains as a backdrop.
This indoor photo shoot was no easy task. First we had to move the dining room table to allow enough distance between myself and the camera. Once we pushed the table against the far wall, there still was not adequate space. So onto the table my husband climbed, mumbling under his breath, “I really am an Instagram husband, just like that video.” Standing at six feet tall, however, he could not stand or really even sit on the table without knocking his head off the ceiling light. Therefore, he had to lie down on his back, on his belly, and every which way in order to achieve a semi-workable camera angle. As I watched him rolling around on the dining room table, I could not help but laugh…and fall in love with him all over again.
Now if only I had switched the camera onto my husband so you could all see him in action as an Instagram Husband! But he may not have been too happy with me if I had done that.
And when all was said and done, the lighting was so terrible that even adjusting the brightness and color settings could not fix it. I had considered deleting all the photos and starting over another day. But then it seemed so appropriate for a #SpreadTheKindness Link Up to share with you how much my husband does behind the scenes.
On that note, I need to send a huge shout out, a thank you filled with so much appreciation, and all of my love to my wonderful husband! For he is the best Instagram Husband out there, in my humble opinion. Thank you, my darling, for putting up with me and my blogger shenanigans. I am so grateful for you.
I apologize for the poor quality of my photographs in this post. It was not my husband’s fault!
Tell me, do you have an Instagram Husband (or wife or significant other)? What are some of the crazy things they have done for the sake of your blog or Instagram account?
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