Instagram vs Reality

So I've seen posts like this going around and I thought it would be fun to do this with my own account. I mean, I do love a beautiful Instagram photo even if it's absurdly staged. Goodness knows I've done my fare share of them, haha, and if we can't poke fun at ourselves every now and again what's the point right? 
The Food Instagram // Look at all this pretty food perfectly displayed. 

Reality // Popsicle - "I want a popsicle. Oh these are so pretty, hmm I bet they would make a pretty picture." I then spent so much time putting it together that my popsicle choice half melted and I had to get my second favorite flavor. Cereal - As I was pouring my second bowl of the morning I glanced at the suggested serving size and started to laugh and shudder a little bit. I thought "if I take a picture of this for my IG/blog then it totally justifies me eating this second bowl right? I mean I can't just waste it!" But seriously who the heck makes the suggested serving sizes on the yummy cereals?! I mean, do they actually follow them? Because I highly doubt it. 
The Awesome Location Photo // Oh hai guys this is where we are just chilling on our little vacation. 

Reality // We were actually trying to find usable internet on my phone so we could do some work while on vacation. We always tell our regular clients when we will be gone, but if something comes up with a tight turn around we will do it because chances are if we don't they'll have to find someone else to do it and we might lose the client. The life of freelancers. At least at Hadley we got a yummy date shake to share while we worked in the car with two very awake cats haha. 
The Pet Shot // I love and I think my cats are the most photogenic. They should be in every picture ever.

Reality // I love my cats and think they're the most photogenic which means they should be in every picture ever. But, there's always a lot of finger snapping and trying to get their attention to get them to look so adorable, haha. Seriously I think for everyone photo I share of them I have about twenty where that are blurry from them moving, or they aren't even looking the correct way, haha. Especially with Sylvester-- he's got a really goofy little face that just photographs weird. We love it all the same, though hehe. 

Those are just a couple examples of my best Instagram vs Reality photos. What are some of the silliest things you have done for an Instagram photo.

x's and o's


  1. Haha! What a great idea. I spend so much time perfecting some instagram photos

  2. Love this post! Hehe, Im the same and I think many of us are guilty of this. It's such a silly thing, but then again I do love a nice collection of Instagram photos ^__^ x

  3. Instagramming can be so totally awkward, oh man, but the behind the scenes is so sweet and silly to think about! I think when people are scrolling through social media, they should think about what taking every picture actually looked like, just like how you imagine "wow, that actor had to actually DO that" when you're watching a movie! :)

  4. I am not much of a "food picture taker" but abashedly, I have ordered a menu item because it was photogenic. I am not proud.

  5. Oh my god I love this series! I want to do something similar in the future. Ive done some extreme stuff for food photos, kind of like waiting to eat until I get that perfect picture, maybe its not always worth it haha

  6. This is ADORABLE. I have found myself wobbling on chairs high over my living room to pretend like the ceiling is casually taking pictures of my kids playing from an aerial view, after I've artfully scattered the toys, of course. Guilty also of weird-angle selfies and shifting coffee cups fifty times to get my nail polish in the shot. Still, I love Instagram in all it's false weirdness. As long as we're all keeping it real, it's all in good fun.

  7. Yes, I love this!! What a fun post!


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