Summer 2010 : Installment no. 1


On the morn of our Fourth of July bbq party, pre-guest arrival, I asked my husband to, at any time during the day, please pick up my camera and snap some photos of the party and specifically, of me. I know it sounds a wee bit egotistic but being the only one who ever wields a camera, I lack significant photos of my participation in/at events that I host.

…to which he replied “Sure, no problem”

And do you think he got any shots of the cute new mini caftan I was donning? Or any of me preparing food in the kitchen? …setting tables? …arranging plants & decor? …greeting friends at the door? Not one. But how many photos of me in my bikini desperately trying to pump up our rafts with a bike pump do you think he captured? ABOUT 20 …and that’s it. Yep, the entire party and 20 shots of me frantically pumping up and down like I was on an old railroad car.

Thanks baby 😉

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Kelly@TearingUpHouses

    July 10, 2010 |

    HA! At least your suit is cute!


  • Tugba

    July 10, 2010 |
  • isabeltheconquistador

    July 10, 2010 |

    Ahahaha! That’s adorable. I’d love to see your mini caftan sometime! I really want to get into that trend.

  • ~alison

    July 10, 2010 |

    Hilarious. And this would be because the camera was on the table in front of him and so were you. Easy access to both requests. He didn’t have to move! LOL

  • Anca

    July 10, 2010 |

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  • Anca

    July 10, 2010 |

    men haha
    you do look amazing though
    hope you do a post on how you maintain your figure

  • Anonymous

    July 10, 2010 |

    MEN!! I, too, have very few photos of myself, as I am the one “snapping away” at every party, get-together, wedding, etc. etc.

  • Nikole R

    July 10, 2010 |

    you can’t complain too much.. he did exactly what u asked him to take pics of u doing stuff at the party

  • Daniela

    July 10, 2010 |

    AHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH hilarioussss


  • Katie

    July 10, 2010 |

    Well… its a cute pic 🙂 I’ve been with my husband for 6 years and I’m trying to remember a picture he’s ever taken. Not coming up with any lol.

  • Cristina

    July 10, 2010 |

    LOL I think that’s the curse of people that love taking photographs… you always have pictures of everyone but yourself. I have the exact same problem. Good thing I have a friend that’s a photographer so we’ve made a pact where I take pics of her and she takes pics of me 🙂

  • Maggie May

    July 10, 2010 |

    CRACKING UP laughing here!!!!!

    classic male in love…taking slightly pornographic photos galore that he probably thought were hot and you look at with brief and confused horror! ha!

  • Patricia

    July 10, 2010 |

    hahaha ah men. at least you still look awesome!

  • kaye i.

    July 11, 2010 |

    LOL. Eye candy!!! I know it sucks when you’re always assigned and expected to be the in house photographer. You capture all the beautiful moments but you’re never included in it. It sucks sometimes.

  • drollgirl

    July 11, 2010 |

    well this made me LAUGH OUT LOUd!!!! you two are TOO MUCH!!!!

  • PS~Erin

    July 11, 2010 |

    Ha! That is pretty darn funny!

    Sounds like a man who loves his gal.

  • Abby

    July 11, 2010 |

    He’s just trying to say he loves ya! 😉

  • Amanda

    July 11, 2010 |

    soooo funny…I’m always the camera-wielder, too…

  • Jennifer (

    July 11, 2010 |

    so funny!!! but he did capture your amazing DIY bikini!!! love love love!

  • Tili

    July 11, 2010 |

    haha, men!
    i guess it’s cause you look so good in a bikini, i’m jealous

  • Leatherman

    July 11, 2010 |

    It is probably one of those “hot dog on a stick moments” –you know you shouldn’t but you look anyways–you gave him a free pass and the right to capture it on film. Hope you both have a nice weekend.

  • xshumzx

    July 12, 2010 |

    im SO glad to have found your blogf…you’ve got everything!!

  • Ollie Crafoord

    July 12, 2010 |

    That’s like my husband. He takes very unartistic photographs of me. 🙂

  • Elle Sees

    July 12, 2010 |

    Totally hot!

  • Jill

    July 12, 2010 |

    When I started blogging, my husband was great about taking pictures of everything. He was my go-to photographer. We went to an event the other night, and I really wanted to blog about it. He took ONE picture and that was of me bending over hugging a friend. The friend wasn’t in the picture!

  • Chessa!

    July 12, 2010 |

    that is hilarious! so like a husband to do that:) well, you look fabulous and I’m sure it was an amazing party!

  • JKreids

    July 12, 2010 |

    They just don’t get it. I always have to pass my love the camera and ask him to take a picture of me doing something (or looking exceptionally cute) and feel like a pathetic ego maniac but GEEZ — I have almost a full memory card of him at the beach, him at weddings, him on the couch…

    You should just hire an assistant to follow you. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 |

    Give the dude a break. He probably wanted to document for everyone how hard you really work around that house….even on holidays! Save these pix for decades from now when he complains he has to do everything. Then show him who “pumped up” the party… 😉
    xxoo Rita

  • Bromeliad

    July 12, 2010 |


    My spouse is a master of the 1. butt shot and 2. the mouth open and taking a bite shot.

  • holasoylulu

    July 12, 2010 |

    i thought those things only happened to me!!!

  • Pretty Little World

    July 13, 2010 |


    When we were coming back from NY and I was driving, I kept asking B. to take pictures of the mountains. So I upload them, and what do we have? A half dozen pictures of the cars directly in front of us, and some blurry shots of the trees on the side of the road.

  • missy

    July 19, 2010 |

    OMG I TOTALLY ID with this because I too AM THE ONLY ONE WHO TAKES PICS & MY GF ONLY TAKES PICS WITH INAPPROPRIATE CLEAVAGE AND/OR BUM! I’m willing to bet he was LUVN the cleave action during the pumping.
    I totally LOL during a computer training class too, but worth it:)

  • Juliana

    August 4, 2010 |


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