Shelly Sindland at the Connecticut State Capitol--the House of Representatives
Shelly Sindland on WDRC-AM, a regular fill in host for Brad Davis and Mary Jones
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I know, I know, selfies get a bad rap, but I've come to embrace the double selfie as one of my signature marks.
Here's why: as a professional photographer, I am constantly posing people, changing filters, tweaking color and airbrushing away those fine lines and wrinkles.
Double selfies are the real deal for me. No tweaking. No airbrushing. Just really fun, often dark and grainy pictures capturing the moment.
I take the picture. Upload. Done.
I know many people view selfies as a little arrogant and narcissistic but double selfies blow that notion out of the water. Because, for those of you not familiar with the term, a double selfie is when you take a picture of yourself along with another person.
For me, they are fun, raw and real.
These are a few double selfies I took last week at Dennis House's 50th birthday party celebration at Hartford City Hall. (All proceeds went to charity)
Double selfies are not always appropriate. I know that. This was a happy occasion and one worth remembering.
My double selfie with Governor Dannel Malloy: my biggest get yet.
With the birthday boy Dennis House (my long-time friend) and main anchor at WFSB-TV
With everyone's favorite weatherman, Mr. Scot Haney of WFSB-TV
With Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, a real sport.
My non-double selfie with the Governor taken by photographer Nick Caito for CTNOW.com