9.07.2015

The Story Behind the Pic: A Linkup Sept. 22

How was your weekend? Did you have Labor Day off? I am back after a great 4-day weekend. I felt kinda icky Friday and most of Saturday but rallied enough to watch UGA win their first game. On Sunday I attended my Disney podcast friends' show at DragonCon--it was about the Haunted Mansion and it was such a fun show. I've never been to DragonCon before, so it was entertaining to see the costumes (cosplay). Today, I ran lots of errands, like a trip to Bed, Bath, and Beyond, TJ Maxx, Old Navy, Nordstrom Rack, ULTA, the Halloween store, and a trip to Target. I had to get a pumpkin spice frapp. too. 

I've got another post coming tomorrow but I wanted to share an idea that's been brewing. I was looking at some blog pics, particularly one of me laughing, and remarked to myself, "If only everyone knew the real reason I was laughing--the real story behind the pic." And thus an idea was born. 

On September 22, I'm starting a monthly linkup where I'll be sharing a pic or two from my blog or Instagram that tells the real story behind it. I would love it if you'd participate. 

It can be a pic of you, a product shot, anything. Why were you laughing or smiling in the pic you chose? Was there a funny story behind it? A serious one? A sad one? Maybe it took 57 tries to finally get "the shot." Maybe you're holding your baby in one arm off-screen and taking a pic of your waffles in the other. We all know not all that we show in pics is real--sometimes it can be highly-styled. Let's get real. I want to know your stories--the good, the bad, and beyond. 


I hope you link up! 
I can't wait to see what you share!

The Story Behind the Pic--a linkup 
September 22
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29 comments:

  1. This is such a fun idea - I love it! Life's candid moments are the best!

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  2. Great idea! I'd love to link up x

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  3. What a fun idea! I'm looking forward to linking up!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  4. this is such a good idea! I can't wait to link up!

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  5. Girl I am so there! Just wrote it down actually. I love this idea mostly because it's real, raw, and gets that everything is perfect vibe out of the way. I can't wait to see stories behind the photos.

    I saw your Haunted Mansion mug on snapchat and was so jealous! How adorable?!

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  6. I love this linkup idea! I'll def be joining in.

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  7. What a fun idea! I'm putting this on my calendar, I look forward to seeing the first link-up post :-)

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  8. I just marked this on my calendar... I love this so much!

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  9. Such a fun link up idea. I will so be join in on it.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  10. such a fun idea Elle! I wrote it down and am already drafting it - so fun!

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  11. Ohhhh such a fun idea for a link up!! I am penciling you in now, I can't miss that!! I have never had a pumpkin spice frap?! Clearly I need to jump on that because man, is it still hot!!!

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  12. Neat link-up idea!!! I can't believe you ran all those errands in one day, at least you got them all out of the way though!

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  13. I love that idea. Most of the time I'm laughing while trying to hold the camera still. I have trouble keeping the camera still and getting a clear photo.

    Louboutins & Lipstick

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  14. This is such a good idea! I'll have to dig and see if I have any good pictures for this!

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  15. What a fabulous idea! I'd totally be up for it!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  16. What a fun idea! I will be participating! (If I can remember) I guess I better be keeping a close eye on your IG and snapchat! :)

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  17. What a fun idea. I know Seamus is worth at least one or two outtakes.

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  18. Sounds like a super fun link up!!!!!

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  19. This is such a good idea for a link-up! I like it because everyone's story will be different! :)

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  20. I love the idea of this!! And your right that every picture has a story. Looking forward to this!

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  21. Great idea for a link-up, Elle! I love telling the behind-the-scenes stories from my shoots. I'm usually dealing with uncomfortable weather or too many passerby's, but you would never know it from the pics! It keeps it real by telling these stories. Looking forward to your link-up!

    Christie
    The Closet by Christie

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  22. Adding this to my calendar, love it!

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  23. This is such a fun idea!! I can't wait to see what people's stories are!
    ~Sara

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  24. I love this idea! So glad that ther are still people on social media that want to be real. Everything seems way too staged now, and it's not always a good thing.

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  25. Fun idea. I'm still trying to figure out how to get good pics lol

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