Wednesday, August 12, 2009

2 shoots in 2 days

The title says it all.
2 shoots. 2 days.

Monday after work I ran home to ready myself for a sunset beach shoot with B-foto, and then booked it to PB only to be greeted with cloudy skies. We agreed to try again the next day, and at a less crowded beach (La Jolla). Well, Tuesday come and the clouds still haven't lifted. Since Brandon is visiting SD from AZ, we decide to make the best of the overcast skies. Brandon was very professional, and told me that I have gorgeous eyes. Genuine compliments are the best!

After I get home, he emails me some of the shots he's already touched up. I was so impressed with how amazing he made me look!!

And there's more where that came from!! I just don't have them yet.

Today after work, I drove to Miramar to meet up with a local photographer so we could do a Harley shoot. I had several different outfits, and he kept saying the lighting was perfect. This was my first motorcycle/bike shoot, so I'm pretty jazzed to see the final result. I crouched near the bike, leaned on it, sat on it, laid down on it.... and even stood away from it. Ha!

After our shoot, he asked what other ideas I had, and I told him how I've always wanted to get some pics of just me on an empty road with these ridiculous hooker boots I have. As luck would have it, he knew of a dead-end paved road not far from where we were, so we headed over there and got a few more shots. On a stroke of genius, I had him help stand on one of the wooden posts that support the guard rail, and he said those shots looked awesome.

I can't wait to see them! This is what I love about modeling - having fun on a shoot, being spontaneous with poses, and seeing the final pictures. And after I do a shoot and see the photos, I always want to do another one so I can get more!

Shooting with two different guys in two days was a good learning experience. Brandon preferred that I moved around on my own between shots and I think we got some very natural & awesome pictures from that. But Troy had me hold a pose for a moment or two and would even make small adjustments to the angle of my head or the placement of my arm. I'm sure those two styles will show up in both of their respective photographs.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Outta-Control music video

Tonite after I got home from work and food with a good friend, I thought I'd check out the MySpace to see if that hip-hop group I did the music video for had any shows coming up. I didn't see any shows, but I did notice a new video they posted...the one I helped make!

I watched it, and I was impressed. I thought I'd embarrass myself since I'm very much a white girl and it IS a hip-hop song. But I think I look alright. I like the song too, and that afternoon was a lot of fun.

So, without further adieu, here it is:

Well... what do ya think??

Things have started to really get rolling for me lately. In the last 2 days I've booked two shoots for next week. One will be a sunset bikini shoot & the other will be a Harley shoot. I also booked a Sept shoot with Evolve Photography thru my agency, Queen E Modeling - I'm really looking forward to that. Edwin has quite the reputation for taking phenomenal photos! I'm also hoping a promo gig in Anaheim pulls thru for this weekend, and Kasanova magazine says they'd like to shoot with me, too. I can't help but get excited. Even if I'm not getting paid (yet), the way things are going is more than this country girl could've hoped for!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

2009 Dean Girl contest

Just got the email - my pictures were approved for the 2009 Dean Girl contest!

But the only way I can win, is with your help! Click on the image below and vote for me. Pretty Please!!! :)

Dean Girl Contest

Monday, August 3, 2009

"The Difference"

Yesterday I was in my first music video (I really hope I didn't look too silly). It was for a local hip-hop group & their single "The Difference." I'll post the video here when it's done.

You can listen to the song on their MySpace:

The music video was just a candid backyard pool party video. I was one of only two models who showed up - about 5 of them flaked. Even though we weren't paid cash, we were definitely compensated for being there. Not only did we get food, but drinks were provided as well, and everyone who was there was chill. It was a very laid back afternoon.

After a few shots of filming different parts of the song in different parts of the backyard, it basically just turned into a regular ol' BBQ. The sun was going down before too long, and since I had a dinner date with Mr. & Mrs. Anghel at 8.30, I was the first to leave the par-tay.

Last Monday, I ordered myself some calling cards, and they came in the mail on Saturday. I'm pleased with how they turned out. I uploaded 10 of my modeling pics, and put my info on the back. I gave a few of them out at the party. Now modeling feels more official. :)