Future Husband, Keep Your Chin Up

Dear Future Husband,
In my 31 years of life, I’ve come to realize there are two types of people: those with chins and those without. I’ll even go as far as to say that those with chins don’t even realize there is an alternative. I, however, fall in the chinless category.

Now, let me be clear. I DO, in fact, have a chin. However, it gets a little camera shy when someone – anyone – looks at me from the side. I have no idea where it goes, and it has yet to make an appearance in any of my side profile pictures. What’s that you say? You’ve never seen any side profile pictures of me? You are correct. It’s because I don’t have a chin.

To illustrate my point, I’ll tell you a short story.

I was asked to be “talent” in a photo shoot for work one day. (PS. Talent means model…your future wife is hot stuff). As the producer was overseeing my hair and makeup, she looked at me and paused. She then walked over, bent down to my level and gently said the following:

“Uh, Ima…I’m going to need you to accentuate your chin for some of these shots.”

And then we practiced ways for me to literally poke my chin out. Trust me, while it may work from the side, it is NOT a good look from the front.

But here’s what I have yet to figure out: Wedding photos.

I’m very aware that we will probably face each other for most, if not all, of our ceremony. And, I’m quite certain the photographer will go about his/her business and snap, snap, snap those photos, only to find out in post production that the chinless folk DO exist.

But I guess it could be worse. My chin could RSVP with a plus one and bless me with a double. Either way, I hope the photographer is proficient in photoshop.

PS. If you ever tell me to “keep your chin up,” you will IMMEDIATELY regret it.

Ima Waitin

Future Husband, Keep Your Chin Up

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