Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What A Perfect Way To End A Perfect Day

Than with none other than home-made chocolate chip cookies baked by yours truly! (home-made is kind of a stretch, I just heated them in my toaster oven, but it was still effort) They were warm and delicious and a perfect way for Ariel and I to finish our shoot. There are no words to describe what an amazing person she is, filled with life and positive energy and such a sweetheart! (well I guess technically those are all words) Nonetheless it was one of my favorite shoots of all time (and thats saying a lot because I've been fortunate to shoot some amazing girls recently). The only downside is now I'm hooked on those chocolate chips and it's getting really close to bathing suit season! Good thing I only wear a one piece.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ignorance Is Bliss

Like with Fernanda for example. When she arrived at my apartment/studio I was clueless. Clueless to the fact that she had been in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue for 4 straight years, a Victoria Secret model, has her own TV show in Brazil and about 25,000 followers on Twitter! I, knowing none of this, just treated her like any other model that makes their way up my 5 floor walkup. I first offer them a glass of water, talk a bit about how after awhile you get used to the stairs, ask them what type of music they want to listen to, then we get to work. Fernanda and I had a great time shooting together. Maybe the fact that I treated her like anyone else was refreshing to her, I don't know, but I'm making it a rule not to google anyone before I shoot them. If I would have known that she was the "Tyra Banks" of Brazil, I would have probably tried too hard and totally screwed things up! But as is the case, IMG chose like 20 some images from the shoot and who knows, I might very well develop a Brazilian following on Twitter?! First I have to figure out what a "Twitter" is. See, I told you I was clueless.