Description: An article I wrote for my mass media and society class. The assignment intended for us to write about readings or expieriences we encountered outside of class during the week.
Date: May 2018
Today for my public relations principles and practices class we were given a client for a semester project.
She runs a venue for weddings, bridal showers, proms, etc. As we surveyed her site I was excited to get to work for this seemingly artsy, down-to-earth, modern mom.
Quickly I found her company instagram and was captured by the beautiful photography and simply decorating style.
Then I found her personal instagram and scrolled my way into her little life. She’s a photographer with great style and all her pictures portrayed a beautiful country family who love kittens and pot belly pigs in a very Chip & Johanna Gaines style.
I was ready to committ my wedding to this woman without meeting her or even viewing the venue in person.
As I later reflected on my almost instant committment I remember a talk given in conference about how while we see one thing on pinterest or instagram, we cannot see the full picture.
I saw the best pictures. Many of which were staged and the subjects were dolled up. I didn’t see the wild days, or the lonely days, or the frustrated days.
We can’t judge people by who they portay themselves to be on social media.
We would be judging a tiny sliver of their lives, and no one wants a sliver.