Being in the world of photography has lent itself to having many amazing photographer friends. I love nothing more than spending time collaborating on shoots with other photo pro’s & enthusiasts, or shooting each other from time to time to freshen up our social media & blogs.
BUT, when I was asked lately to actually “M-O-D-E-L” for a friend’s clothing line, I was instantly terrified. I have never considered myself anything but deranged-appearing in front of the lens. Excited at the idea of “being a model” (LOL) but knowing myself and my complete lack of model-ness, I knew I’d better prepare & practice. But I had no idea what to do. So I prepared myself to have a full scale learning experience…on set. 🙂
Needless to say, I had a blast! By the end of the shoot, I had no idea whether they’d gotten any usable images from me, but I knew I’d had fun playing model for the day and getting to wander around the wild in sweet Charlotte Norrie‘s beautiful Plum Pretty Sugar loungerie goods. Her clothes are, to say the least, YUMMY! And quickly making up more and more of my wardrobe! Especially as my baby bump is progressing outward…they are just soooo comfy and sweet!
Here are a few shots from our play date in the Plum Pretty Sugar line:
Not long after my fun on the Plum Pretty Sugar shoot, I received another offer to “model”. This time it was much more up my alley…I’d be on horseback! It was all for a book by my natural horseman friend, Robin Shen who needed a few horsewomen’s faces. Needless to say, I was honored!
Here are just a few from our recent shoot with the ponies….
So all in all, it’s been a very fun and interesting caveat to BE photographed, instead of just always doing the photographing. And I’m eternally grateful for the opportunities. It’s interesting, as well, that all of this comes during one of the most pudgey and belly-licious phase of my life, so far! God has such a sense of humor!
Be brave, take advantage of opportunities that come your way (no matter how daunting they may seem at the time), and live each day to the fullest.