I’ve started seeing the term “Instagram Husband” around the Internet more and more these days. Maybe because I’m paying more attention to it. Probably not.
If you don’t know what an Instagram Husband is, it’s a person who takes pictures of his/her partner for him/her to post onto social media.
At first there was mockery at men who would do this for their partners. It was ridiculed as though it meant if you did it, you were somehow “whipped”.
Here’s an example of one such parody:
I must admit, I did find it quite funny at first. But there’s actually a deeper subtext to this.
To me, Instagram is important. I’ve even built a business out of it! (I am currently holding a Free Instagram Masterclass next week teaching people how I grew my account to over 100k and skyrocketed my sales).
The fact that my partner not only doesn’t scoff at having to take pictures for me, but actively learns new photography skills to make my pictures better, shows an enormous amount of respect. He respects that this is important to me and he chooses to do everything he can to support me in it. He sees that it makes me happy, so he happily does it for me. This to me is the real symbol of true love. And if you look closely, you can see this same behaviour reflected in other aspects of your relationship. In the ways that he does little things because he knows it will make you happy.
I have to give it to him when I see how patient he is with the whole thing. And I’m truly grateful that he accepts this role so keenly. He wasn’t always so good with the camera but since we’ve had lots of practice, he knows exactly what I like now and our mini “photoshoots” take almost no time at all.
Here’s what my Instagram Husband, Ich Loc had to say about his role:
“As the world is ever-evolving, I believe man has taken on different responsibilities and skill-sets in order to keep their women happy. Before, in the dark ages, all it took was for the man to go out and hunt and bring the food home. Now in modern times, the man must be the complete package.
In order to be a great boyfriend/husband, the man must be the cook, the DIY guy, the mechanic, the friend who listens, the problem solver, the protector, the ATM, the taxi driver, the mediator, the magician, the negotiator, the provider, the snack machine etc. The list of required skills just doesn’t stop piling up! Well gentlemen, the ante has gone up once again, because it is now a standard requirement that the boyfriend/husband must now also be an outstanding photographer! I have gradually accepted this as an evolutionary process of our era, as my own life is slowly taking the turn towards being the awesome man behind the camera, stopping every 5 minutes on the street just to take a dozen of pictures for my beloved sexy girlfriend, exposing her sexy boost up legs, just to find out that only one of the shots will be used.
I believe this can only serve the greater good, for example, my patience is forever being tested when food arrives on my table, hungry as a dog, yet I am not allowed to dig in until the mistress takes pictures. As if that itself isn’t enough, in certain cases where lighting was an issue, I should make myself useful by holding out my own phone as the torch, literally becoming a lamppost, awaiting for the masterpiece to be born. I mean, where else in your daily life can you find the opportunity to train yourself in both patience and endurance, apart from martial arts?
I have come to the conclusion that being an Instagram Boyfriend/Husband is the new way of life, contributing to an overall happiness, which includes good soup, good sleep, and good sex. Happy Shooting Lads! May the Force be with you!”
Don’t get it wrong, being an “Instagram Husband” is not for everyone! To be successful in the role, you must:
- Have the patience of a saint to get just the perfect shot
- Be willing to learn new photography skills
- Be aware of subtle details – lighting, positioning, angles, background interference etc
- Not be easily embarassed in public when the photo-taking draws attention
- Be your partner’s biggest fan
The main thing is, whether or not you want him to take a nice photo of you so you can post it to your huge online following, or just to your small group of friends, the fact that he would do it for you, shows a lot. If he can’t even do something so small for your happiness, then is he really worth dating to begin with?
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