That’s about the only way I can describe yesterday.
First, I woke up toddler and husband free. How fabulous is that? I know that sounds mean but all the other moms out that will understand. It’s just nice to wake up and NOT change a diaper every once in awhile. I decided to order room service for breakfast. I mean, why not? I think the day called for a bit of pampering. So I had a relaxing morning eating breakfast myself and watching the news.
After breakfast, I was picked up by a car service. The driver was super nice and we chatted on our way to pick up Rich, the Creative Director of Women’s World Magazine. We gabbed our way into New York City and surprisingly hit no traffic!
When we arrived at the studio, I met the photographer, his crew and the wardrobe designer, Cynthia LaMaide. Everyone was great! We had breakfast and I tried on some clothes while everyone arrived.
For the next hour, I had my makeup and hair done by Shannon and Sophie, two of the nicest people ever. We had a blast chatting (well I did, I just hope I didn’t bore them to death) and they made me feel really comfortable before the shoot.
Then it was shoot time. Honestly, it was just as I imagined it. I felt cheesy and awkward but had fun with it. Every now and then they would fix my hair and makeup and we shot a couple of rolls of film. I don’t think I did extremely good or bad but I sure did have fun!
Overall the shoot only took a few hours and I could have done it all day. Of course, right? At one point Rich asked me if I still thought being a model was easy. My response, “it’s sure easier then teaching a bunch of college kids Web Programming!” I mean, I’m getting pampered and complimented all morning. Who could really ask for anything more?!
So that’s it. That’s the story. It was a blast! I have no idea when or even if they will use my photo but the experience was once in a lifetime and I’m thankful for the opportunity!
I did indulge a bit and I couldn’t leave without a slice of New York Pizza and a dessert with dinner. Tomorrow I’ll be back to regular (old, boring, non glamorous) posts. ;~)
Update: Here are all the Polaroids from the camera checks.