Finally yesterday all my hard working and LONG planning w/ photographer Dexter Quinto all paid off! Dexter and I had been planning a creative together for literally MONTHS! So long in fact my makeup concept had to switch from Fall/Winter looks to Spring looks lol. Sometimes this happens when you're working w/ a really good photographer and you want a really strong team to get really strong images...it takes awhile for all the pieces to fall into place.
I take creatives VERY seriously! I'm VERY picky w/ them and basically only do them for three reasons 1. Fill a hole in my book 2. Amazing Team and Concept 3. Editorial Submission (which should include an amazing team and concept lol).
Truthfully, I needed this shoot for more then just the pictures. For the past few mths I've been sort of in a creative funk for various reasons. I just wasn't getting the opportunity to do any cool shoots w/ good photographers and the few shoots I did do were just not living up to my expectations. The creatives being offered to me were totally not worth it and the ones I was trying to set up for myself were just taking a long time to fall into place. It was a big difference compared to what I was use to in the past when I actually had quite a few editorials coming out. I was actually beginning to doubt my abilities and creativity...it was kind of depressing :(
Because of the mths of talking and things getting postponed and what not I was actually pretty nervous to shoot w/ Dexter b/c there was so much build up. I've worked w/ him quite a bit before but it was really clean head shot type stuff. I knew he was taking this A LOT more seriously and b/c of all the talking I knew his expectations for everything were high...I was just hoping I could live up to them. To say that I spent a few hours lying in bed thinking about the shoot over the last couple of wks would be an understatement.
Thankfully, yesterday the makeup and hair Gods were w/ me and things went Fantastically! Truthfully, I'm really happy w/ everything I did hair and makeup wise. Plus the stylist we got - Annie Lam w/ Plutino Group must have been reading my mind b/c all her outfits were PERFECT for the colour palette I had picked out!
Our model Amanda w/ Elite was gorgeous and so nice! Seriously, a real pro! It was a LONG day and she was totally there and kept her energy up the whole time and from what I saw just yesterday I know it will be worth it!
I seriously CAN'T WAIT to see these pics! Veronica, Dexter's assistant took some amazing behind the scenes pics. If she sends them to me I promise to post a couple.
P.S. Also want to do a shout out and thanks to my great assistant David Smith yesterday. He really helped me out a lot!