I love working with new models. Antonio was referred to me by a few friends. He needed to build up his book so I was a great for him because I love shooting to build a model's book. For our first look we ended up where I did one of my very first photo shoots five years ago. Even though its a style I've stepped away from, it's nice to physically go back to where you started (cue Drake's Started From The Bottom).
The video has been in the making for awhile. I wanted to make a video series that featured all different types of girls wearing the same article of clothing, showing that your dress size doesn't dictate what styles you can wear. I finally bit the bullet and started filming this past March and released the video on my birthday (April 15th). I went into this hoping that women would be interested in being involved and the response was overwhelming. There are 11 girls in this video but so many more wanted to be filmed. That tells me I need to get filming for my second installment!
I just came across this post over on Breanna Rose's blog about a post she saw over at Veda House (both great blogs, check them out). I'm trying to be more present lately. I worry too much about the future and I think too much about the past. Here is an exercise to stay in the moment and find some joy in the little things.
MAKING plans for future trips to New York.
COOKING nothing. I ordered chinese food.
DRINKING a bottle of Hint water I received in my goodie bag from the Lady Project Summit.
READING my blog list on Bloglovin.
WANTING to take a nap.
LOOKING at my dog freak out next me while I type this.
PLAYING YouTube videos on my TV.
WASTING time, but that's ok. It happens.
SEWING nothing. I need to fix this hole in the sweater I'm wearing though.
WISHING it was warmer outside.
ENJOYING a bit of silence here and there.
WAITING for summer.
LIKING when I get a project done.
WONDERING if I will book anymore weddings this year.
LOVING my collection of notebooks.
HOPING to have a good weekend.
MARVELING at how small this world really is. (This was Breanna's answer but I think about it everyday so I'll piggyback on it.)
NEEDING a hug from my boyfriend (just got one).
SMELLING AirWick air freshener.
WEARING a French Connection cardigan, a Sriracha t-shirt, and jeggings.
FOLLOWING what I think is right, and listening to myself more.
NOTICING how much time I waste online.
KNOWING that things will be ok.
THINKING eating the rest of my chinese food.
BOOKMARKING blog posts on fstoppers.com.
OPENING the fridge. I'm hungry.
GIGGLING at nothing currently.
FEELING ok. I'm doing alright.
It was actually 30 degrees during this photo shoot. My model Caroline Silva was a trooper for sitting outside in a tank top. I worked with makeup artist Kai Kumalae for the first time on this shoot and Alexandra Eisemann was back on hair. I wanted to do a stylized Spring shoot but the original plan for the shoot was put on the back burner for now but I still wanted to shoot that day. This was my first time working with Caroline. Don't know why I waited so long!
This dress that Caroline is wearing is actually my high school graduation dress. I must have squeezed into that thing because it definitely did not fit me like it fit Caroline.
As I sat down to write this, I thought "what on earth did I do this month?". This month was a blur.
+ The biggest plus of all was getting a brand new MacBook Pro!!! My older MBP was getting glitchy and the logic board was already replaced three times. Long story short: ALWAYS GET APPLECARE.
+ I started work on my not so secret video project! As of right now, ten girls have been filmed. I know I'm kind of cryptic right now but all will be revealed at a later date.
+ I've also been in the planning stages of photo shoots. The weather is slowly (like at a glacial pace) getting better (even though it's a mix of rain and snow today) and I can't wait to get outside and not freeze to death during a shoot.
+ I'm starting a new business venture as well in menswear. Can't talk too much about that either just yet. I'm wicked cryptic today...
- It's been a fairly uneventful month. I had to go on my Instagram to see if I did anything of interest because I sure can't remember anything. It's the slow crawl to my birthday (April 15th) and everything is picking up pace. I'm seeing how badly I manage my time.
Here are some random photos from the month
I like taking photos of my shoes apparently.