You are a terribly mean human being... (probably)

(ATTENTION: There are THREE bad words in this post. If that is going to offend you, then please hit the back button now)

Rana and I have the GREATEST job in the world.

We really do, but there is one thing that just keeps happening that we do not like. In fact, if we had to pick one thing that legitimately BOTHERS us about what we do it is this. 

Whenever we have someone in front of our camera... they are more often than not putting themselves down!

I hate my smile. I have a fat face. I don't like to smile for photos because I have bad teeth. My fingers look fat. I have a lego nose (yes, a real human being said this). My head looks like a bowling pin! (Yes, a real person said this). My ankles are ugly.

Or my personal favorites...

You are gonna have to touch me up a lot! Can you photoshop me to look like I'm 20? Can you photoshop my nose to make it smaller? Can you photoshop me to make me skinny? Can you get rid of all of my wrinkles?

In other words... 

Can you make me look PERFECT so that no one can see all of these hideous flaws? If you print the photo looking like this then people just won’t be able to see past the ugly.... so Ima need a little help!
— Most Human Beings

Think about it! How many of these things to do you say about yourself on a daily basis? 

I'm gonna let you in on a little secret...

The only person that can see all of those horrendously ugly things that you can't get over... Is you. 

Listen. I get it. We all have things that we would change about ourselves right? Look at the above photo (It should be changing automatically, but if it isn't then click the photo)

I have PLENTY that I would change about my face... but you know what? 

I actually wouldn't. Because this is me. The real me. I wouldn't change who I am for anything because I am damn proud of what I have become. 

You should proud of yourself too. 

It is time to stop being an asshole.

For real. If you were to walk into my house and talk to Rana the same way that I sometimes talk to myself... I would probably (try to) kick your ass!

Why? Because I love Rana, and I wouldn't change a thing about her...

...and here is the thing. The people that love you feel the same way about you.

So here is what we are going to do...

STEP 1: You are going to stop putting yourself down. I mean it. Just Stop.

STEP 2: Any time that you see one of your friends putting themselves down online, I want you to comment with #BeNiceToMyFriend

STEP 3: Share this post on facebook so that all of your beautiful friends can read it and do the same. 

 

Seriously guys. Thank you for listening to me rant. This is where i usually have something to sell you... but not today.

In fact, if you would like to book us for your photo session... do it tomorrow and share this post today. :P

Sincerely, 
Brandon Bartee