Five Rules for Creating a Non-Awkward Couple’s Vacation Album
Don’t get me wrong, you went on vacation with your boyfriend and you deserve to document this! This allows you to tell the world two things: you go on vacations and you have a boyfriend. But I think it’s about time that we find a way to put up photos that don’t make everyone else cringe. And since I’ve just returned from vacation in Turks and Caicos with my boyfriend, I’ve taken it upon myself to lead the way.
The one person beach shot is always an uncomfortable one— but sometimes it's inevitable. After all, it's only the two of you strolling along the beach and you can’t bring yourself to tell the old man who so kindly offered to take your picture that his finger had been in front of the lens (for FIVE pictures!) and that you need a do-over. It's time to hand your boyfriend the camera. Instead of the classic "hands on hips, eyes to camera, I don't even notice the family banana-boating behind me" pose, try walking parallel to the camera with your arms outstretched. Smile at the sun. The picture will say: “It was adorable—my girlfriend was so in her element on that sandy beach, I just had to snap a picture.”
But be choosy! You bought 13 new cover-ups for the beach and packed 17 pairs of the same jean shorts. Pick your favorite. Stand in front of something pretty and put on a face that says “This old thing? I just pulled it out from that vintage trunk in my room where I keep my vacationing clothes”.
If all else fails, buy a disposable camera. Your pictures may be awkward, but at least they’ll be beautifully filtered (and the low-res qualitiy hides any flaws!).
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