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I know I’m as guilty as the rest of us but when did we all become camera shy? It’s time for us to find our #cameracourage again and love ourselves and fall in the love with the camera!

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I know I used to be such a ham and would jump in front of the camera to get my picture taken with my friends and family. Every time I walked by a photo booth with my friends we always wanted to go in and have fun and take goofy pictures together. So what happened why do we get camera shy?!

Well it’s time to love the camera again and to prove it here’s my getting over it and showing my #cameracourage with my hubby 🙂


I always encourage my daughter to just be herself and tell her all the time she’s beautiful inside (which is what counts) and outside as her inner beauty shines through. She’s not the least bit camera shy and I intend to keep it that way.

Here’s my daughter showing her #cameracourage 🙂




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  1. natalie parvis says:

    I would tell them to stop feeding into the media.

  2. courtney b says:

    you are beautiful in your own unique way and dont let anyone tell you otherwise!

  3. Lorayne Gothard says:

    I would tell any little girls and boys, including mine, that they are all beautiful and God made them special just the way they are.

  4. candy kratzer wenzel says:

    To do what comes naturally, do not be fake, let their personality shine.

  5. barrett caldwell says:

    by telling and showing how we can be happy in our skin

  6. Amanda Hoffman says:

    ti tell them they dont have to use lots of makeup and nobodys perfect

  7. I would tell them to be happy with yourself and respect yourself.

  8. By showing them how to love themselves just as they are.

  9. lissa crane says:

    I would just let them know that everyones idea of beauty is different and that they don’t need to change for anyone else. Be true to who you are!

  10. Ashley Trail says:

    You should, act natural by smiling and being proud of who you are . You are special and unique rock it !!

  11. I encourage my girls to always be themselves. I try to teach them that it doesn’t matter who is around that you can always act the same way.

  12. I tell my daughter to be herself, because if she tries to be someone or something else she will only be second best…being her best self she is always #1.

  13. Heather McCormick says:

    Pretend the camera is not that and that no matter what we are each our own individual and we are all beautiful

  14. I would tell them that outward beauty fades, but inward beauty/character is the most important part of you!

  15. I like to share positive self encouraging quotes on facebook for others to see and maybe change their thinking a bit to something more positive about their self image.

  16. I encourage my daughters to embrace the things they love and not to worry what others say. I have to say, they are both very confident little girls. My nine year old lives in track suits and a muppet hat and my six year old just got a pixie cut and rocks all pink and cowgirl boots most days hahaha. They are definitely individuals and they don’t mind being in front of the camera at all.

  17. By telling them that beauty is on the inside and they have to let that beauty shine through in their smile

  18. I remind my girlfriends who refuse to take photos with their children that one day the photos will be all they have and to smile big!

  19. Just share your emotions in life or on camera,,,,so just be yourself at all times.

  20. Every smile is beautiful!

  21. Kristin H says:

    I always tell my 11yr old daughter to just be herself – she is beautiful inside and out!

  22. Katherine R says:

    I would start teaching them young about their self worth. Teach them how smart, funny and important that they are.

  23. Brutus Duffy says:

    I would start taking pictures of them when they were very young so they would be used to it.

  24. I tell my nieces the same thing I tell my son- smile big and show me how happy you are!

  25. I would tell them to smile and to tell themselves they’re beautiful.

  26. rachelcartucci says:

    My niece always froze up when ever a camera was around but I always say “now pretend to be a rock star” which helps her to feel like someone else is getting photographed,not her. It’s the only way we have found that works.

  27. Cathy Alger says:

    I would tell them to be their self.
    Beauty starts within

  28. Nicole Sender says:

    I would tell them to act naturally and be themselves.

  29. I would tell them to accept themselves as they are, beauty comes from within and when you feel good about yourself, t shows.

  30. becker vonstrangle says:

    We are all beautiful!!! God made us and he is perfect

  31. Melisa Hennings says:

    natural beauty!! dont need a ton a make-up.. shes beautiful on the inside and out! nice pictures!!

  32. Angela Hendricks says:

    I would tell girls to remember how beautiful they are and are one of a kind.

  33. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I would continually tell them they are beautiful and to not try to be like everyone else.

  34. to just be yourself

  35. I think the most important thing is to build their self esteem. Tell them everyday that they’re beautiful!

  36. I always told my daughter how beautiful & wonderful she was

  37. Kristi Price says:

    Really good picture of you and your husband and pics of your daughter. I would agree with the other comments on just being yourself, don’t stress about the little things, there are people out there struggling with far more than we ever had and to be thankful.

  38. be yourself!

  39. I struggle with my image as well, but I tell myself that my family loves me and my husband thinks I’m beautiful. I would encourage girls to stay true to themselves, express themselves, and their beauty will shine.

  40. Kitty Iecvan says:

    I would tell them that they’re perfect just the way they are!

  41. I’d encourage them to feel positive about themselves. Always maintain a positive attitude, and know that everyone is beautiful in God’s eyes and that’s what really matters.

  42. encourage them to just be natural, themselves and never loose who they are 😀

  43. kelley wood says:

    I am fortunate enough to work at our local high school. Im all the time telling these girls how pretty they are and to be proud of who they are! I see it now as im older they beauty in everyone. I try to encourage this!

  44. wen budro says:

    Hmmm….first I would have to lead by example by watching my own negativity and self-consciousness….it sends the wrong message.

  45. I wish they all already knew how beautiful they really are. I would remind them and help them feel comfortable and natural in their own skin.

  46. Eliminate words like “fat” and “ugly” from our vocabulary.

  47. I would encourage them to just be themsleves and be proud of who they are.

  48. Not everyone is born with physical beauty. Those that love you think you are.

  49. melissa allen says:

    I repeatdly tell my girls how beautiful they are! I have one that is camara shy and one that is very photogenic

  50. Danielle Papsis says:

    I do my best to model confidence and teach my daughter to hold her head high.

  51. Tell them to reflect their true character (be themselves) in front of the camera and tell them a joke to get a genuine smile.

  52. jodi bradshaw says:


  53. Tiffany Schmidt says:

    That you don’t really know what is going on with the person you’re looking at or seeing in a picture. They may be smiling, but may not be happy. Always be true to you and your smile will show from within.

  54. T.J. Wallace says:

    I have thought about this a lot because I was so shy and self-conscious in high school. If I could talk to my high school self, I would tell her that 1) nobody is thinking about you as much as you think about yourself, so stop worrying so much about it, 2) people are a lot less judgmental than you think, so just be yourself, and 3) people are drawn to confidence, so be proud! It goes without saying that I would tell myself or my future daughter that she is beautiful both inside and out.

  55. I’ve had 3 open heart surgeries. I would tell them that if I’m not worried about being myself, they shouldn’t either.


  57. I tell my daughter that she’s beautiful from the inside all the way down to her painted toes :). I want her to feel comfortable in her own skin.

  58. Pretend the camera isn’t there… be you.. regardless of what people say.

  59. karen cochrane says:

    Always love yourself and be yourself and be the one who’s opinion of yourself matters no one elses does

  60. Traci McCormick says:

    Just be yourself!

  61. Pam Gurganus says:

    I would encourage them by telling them beauty comes from within and glows on the outside….so be confident and be your best!

  62. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    tell them that beauty is in knowing that you are beautiful!!

  63. Relax & be yourself 🙂

  64. Debbie Ellis says:

    I have 4 Grand daughters and I tell them all the time to just be themselves that they are beautiful.

  65. I’d tell women that they just need to be themselves and know that they look the same in a picture than when someone sees them with their eyes and people love them and know they are beautiful either way.

  66. rochelle haynes says:

    Stay positive about what you want to do and do it.

  67. Marti Tabora says:

    I would say that you are always beautiful when you smile, even on a bad hair day. Thank you.

  68. Katherine McPherson says:

    I would tell them that God knitted them with his hands while they were still in their mother’s womb. So give Him the biggest smile you can so He can see it from heaven!

  69. i’d tell them that theyre beautiful no matter what

  70. Stephanie Ann says:

    I would just remind them that everyone is beautiful and be confident!

  71. I would tell them everyday how beautiful they and how they should show the world how beautiful they are.

  72. It doesnt matter what others say about you. You need to feel good about youself!

  73. Amber Conaway says:

    always be yourself no matter what!

  74. Claire Rheinheimer says:

    My 2 teenage daughters are very hard on themselves, I tell them all the time how beautiful they are. I have yet to figure out how to make them believe me. I wish they would. I know have a 2 year old son and 7 month old daughter. I will not be talking about how fat I am in front of them or how I need to lose weight. I think that has contributed to my older girl’s issues, and it makes me furious with myself!

  75. Right now my great niece loves to have her picture taken, and she loves to pretend to take pictures of everything lol When she gets her picture taken in a studio we just tell her to act the way she wants to, as some of the best pictures are spontaneous.

  76. Remind them to be themselves and never think that’s not good enough.

  77. D Schmidt says:

    I encourage them by reminding them of all the fantastic qualities they process and try to boost their confidence.

  78. Misty Billman says:

    Tell them to not worry about other people, there’s no point. All you have to do is be yourself, your brave and great! No ones opinion matters. The camera will catch your beauty and show how confident you are! Remember just smile and relax easy as that. Were all cheering you on behind the camera!

  79. I always encourage my daughter. I took lots of pictures of her. She is a junior in nursing school.

  80. jill A. Collins says:

    I think even today girls are taught that the man still has to have final say over everything. I’ve never agreed with that since I think that if you are man or woman and have a valid reason why one choice is better than another you should stand up for your beliefs and not back down. We all have gifts and we’d all be better collectively if we chose to believe in ourselves and stand by our convictions.

  81. sherry blamer says:

    I would tell them to smile and have fun. Encourage them its fun to take pictures of yourself.

  82. Always love yourself and take care of your body and mind and the confidence will show through.

  83. Bailey Eileen Parr says:

    I would tell them how beautiful they really are and encourage them to just be themselves.

  84. sandra davis says:

    be themselves and everyone is beautiful in their own way.

  85. Lisa Brown says:

    tell them to be themselves and not to care what others think.

  86. Wild Orchid says:

    I always tell them how strong and beautiful they are!

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  87. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I think the best encouragement starts early by letting the child know from the beginning how special and loved they are and telling them they have so many people who love them. When they know that and know others want to see them as well since they are so awesome, it makes it easier.

  88. Carrie Phelps says:

    I tell them the truth; every little girl is beautiful despite her size, hair color, her height, her weight, etc.

  89. Cindy Merrill says:

    My Grand daughter is camera shy, so Joggins, our family’s Golden Lab dog helps her with this, coaxing a smile from our little princess.

  90. just tell them they look so pretty!

  91. “Smile pretty!”… and I would remind them that no one else notices any imperfections that they think they might have. Others just see the beautiful person that God created them to be. He doesn’t make mistakes. Each person is different and has a special purpose in this life.

  92. Learn to be comfortable in your own skin, be nice to others and always keep learning .

  93. Heather Garcia says:

    This is really hard for me to answer because I am not comfortable in front of the camera. I see all of my flaws. But I can’t really have that attitude though in front of my girls. If I show them that I am beautiful and confident in my self then my girls will pick up on it.

  94. Paula Peterson says:

    I would tell them to enjoy their life. I would tell them to smile, dance and take time just to be silly. I would tell them not to care what other people think because how they feel is all that matters.

  95. I agree with man of the comments above; be yourself. You don’t have to satisfy anyone but yourself.

  96. Barbara A Ramirez says:

    I’ve given my 5 yo granddaughterr my camera quite often and just let het run with it. She has gotten very comfortable with photography. Whenever I shoot her I take a LOT of the same scenee..instilling in her that what might not seem like a good shot at the time could be beautiful upon review later on@ I always go over her photos and tell her what I like about her in each one@ We use photos to descrobe events and she can mimic certain faces she has madein shots upon request. She has gotten very at ease with her own image.

  97. I think you just encourage them to be themselves: authentic and genuine. I think supporting and encouraging that in kids usually helps them become confident in themselves.

  98. Laurie King says:

    I would tell them how Beautiful they would look all “dressed up”…..and that would make a WONDERFUL picture for their families to cherish FOREVER!!!!!:-)

  99. I would tell them to find the beautiful in themselves and don’t listen to any negative things other people say. We are too harsh on one another, and we don’t encourage one another enough.

  100. Jessie C. says:

    Smile and be yourself, just like no one else around.

  101. amy pugmire says:

    Just making sure they are being true to themselves, 100% honest! Not trying to act like something they are not just to be on the camera. Be authentic!

  102. Patty wright says:

    Put 2 girls together for a picture. Most don’t like taking one alone

  103. Kortney Picker says:

    I would encourage them by helping them to select things that they think are beautiful, so they have more confidence. While of course reminding them that they were always special and beautiful without those things, but just show them how to have confidence and feel good about themselves.

  104. Tell them how beautiful they truly are, naturally.

  105. Laura Lanza says:

    Pretend no one is around and you are in the best mood you have ever been.

  106. Jen Haile says:

    I’d tell them how photogenic they are naturally and have them pose in places they enjoy!

  107. jeri boss says:

    my family is so in a need for a new picture

  108. I would try to encourage them to be themselves, and tell them they are beautiful.

  109. I would tell just to be themselves . I would tell they are pretty and not to care what anyone else thinks

  110. So far we’ve been able to get our granddaughters to ham it up while taking pictures & so far no major problems.

  111. Seyma Shabbir says:

    remind them how beautiful they are, on the inside and outside!

  112. denise smith says:

    i would show girls that you can be beautiful at any age and size it is more inportant to love your self

  113. Barbara T Dunaway says:

    first thing you have to love yourself and who God made you to be

  114. Heather Freeman says:

    I would encourage them to try a small theatrical production. You don’t have to worry about what to say because it’s somebody else’s words.

  115. Melissa S says:

    I would encourage girls to just be themselves in front of the camera.

  116. I would just tell them to be themselves you don’t need to feel any different in front of the camera (:

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