Thursday, February 18, 2010

ma vie folle

I’m only checking in to say that things are… crazy.

I have been so busy with working and the balance of home and work and who am I again???

I’m happy to say that more and more people want to work with me and I am always surprised when I get a call and someone wants me to work for them.

I see the woman who cleans the litter box… they see that refreshed woman who has not been teaching times tables to a 6 year old for the past 2 hours.

This is all a mystery to me and every day I wonder, how long can I possibly do this?
Still I do it, because it really is so much fun.

I do love it.

Thank god my husband supports me.

So that’s it for now, more later.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This business will break your heart….

Or make you soar.

Lately I have been soaring.

I have found myself surrounded by a wealth of fantastic people and one opportunity after another has been beating down my door step.

Lil ole me.

And who’s to say that it won’t actually end up taking me somewhere?

Or not.

But one thing I’m quickly learning is that while there are a lot of less than considerate people to come in contact with, there are a whole lot more positive, inspiring individuals that make me want to believe in myself as much as they do.

And I have to say that there is so much work involved, but sometimes it all comes together and everything is just FUN!

I am having fun.

And making a little money too which can’t be bad ;-)

I have been much more busy than I had anticipated, so I rarely have time to blog. Still, I am going to try and be better about updating this more often than not.

I also have so tear sheets that I want to add, so be looking for those too, if I can get them scanned soon.

Hope your having a great day!

It’s raining here, but I’m just doing video castings today anyway…


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Teaser... Shoot with Oeil and MissPhom

I love a challenged.

Sometimes they scare me, but I still love them.
This week I had the fantastic and scary challenge of creating a set in my house for the first time… ever.

By set, I mean - setting up a ton of cool props and making it look like something... Hey Im no pro ;-)

It was really a wonderful opportunity since I got to work with the fabulous Michelle again who invited MissPhom who is a complete delight.

Both gave me all creative freedom over the project.
I totally put together not only the sets but the creative for my wardrobe and hair.
Sonia Garza took my idea and ran with it… I’m pleased to say that even with setbacks what came out was better than I expected.

These ladies really did a wonderful job.
Here are a few teasers courtesy of MissPhom…. in record time no less!
I’ll post more about the shoot tomorrow, but for now I have to get some beauty sleep before my laptop turns into a pumpkin ;-)


Michelle with Oeil posted her own teaser on shoot

Again, everyone was really awesome to work with, I always feel very fortunate to be surrounded by such talent!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Running on Fumes

But at least I’m running! I had a job in West Palm yesterday, had to be there at 10am – which meant I was up at 4am getting ready.

4 hour drive since I went a wee bit over the speed limit and then I had the opportunity to work with Neil van Niekerk, modeling for a group of talented photographers in a lighting course he was teaching.

It was a very last minute job, so last minute that I doubted its authenticity and I spent about a half hour researching him, checking out his phone number, calling the hotel where the seminar was being held.

“Yes… I understand he has a room there… but what kind of room?”

If theres a bed involved... I'm not interested.

Expecting a sham, I was surprised and everything checked out.

There is very little I dislike about modeling, but those things, I dislike strongly. Like working 24 hour days, driving 4-6 hours for a job and doing all over again before having the chance to re-coop because the work is there and who knows when more will come…

When it rains it pours, sometimes there’s nothing then all the sudden everyone wants you. It’s crazy.

I know, I’m so big time ;-)


The job was way more fun than I expected.

I’m no photographer, but if I was, I would want to take one of Neil’s courses. He was fun, interacting with the class, he really cared about what he was teaching.

If he saw someone falling behind, he took special time with that person and caught them up.

I have done several seminars, and he was by far the best.

I mean…. I learned stuff.

Until he started going on about ISO’s and all that I was right there.

Then of course there was the part where I worked.

It was a mixture of being in one position just to illustrate a technique and playing around, which is always fun and I enjoy more and more.

Something that I am surprised at.

I would have thought, before I started modeling, that having a face full of photographers would intimidate me, make me feel overwhelmed, shy, something bad I don’t know.

But the exact opposite happens.

I’m on like a light switch. Flashes going off one after another in my face, directions coming from everywhere, something that would seem so completely confusing does not bother me at all.

I don’t know why.

It’s curious to me really.

But I guess it doesn’t matter because at the end of the day, it’s all about doing a job.

I’m always glad when I get smiles from the photographers, reassuring me that I’m doing the right thing. It can be a little disconcerting at times when your there to do a job and you just not sure if they are getting what they need.

The silent photog.

What a killer.

So that’s my story.

I’m waiting for a bunch of work to come back, you know when you get paid, the turnaround time is very slow if not nonexistent.

My blog will probably be flooded all at once with work when I get it in.

Right now, I’m going to get back to my glass of wine and my hubby.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Shooting the Wind

Had a wonderful shoot with Andy from Black Box Imagery. The wind was horrible and so what was perfect hair was turned into a perfect rats nests in less than a minute of being of outside.

But towards the end I threw it up in some bobby pins and we tried to make it work.

We definitely had fun.

We were trying to get some commercial looks – but the wind kept attacking my hair and I was eating lip gloss flavored hairspray like nobody’s business.

So in many of them I have a wicked comb over going on.

Then I wised up and pulled out the bobby pins... which helped a little.

I just like this one which is more about composition, but I thought it was really pretty...

The best stuff we got was at the end of the day when we were ‘done’ Andy suggested shooting at the beach. Photographers usually know what they are doing…

And this one is my fav, because its so me. Goofy.