Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sharing a page with Leonardo Di Caprio...

When I got the call from Inland Empire Magazine informing me I had been voted "Best Make up Artist of the Inland Empire," I was like "Woohoo!" And, "Oh no!!" (Instantly nervous about the next question...the one I knew was bound to come because I do this stuff for a living....) When could I be available for a photo shoot. ???? Um, how about six months? I could lose 30 pounds and work on my tan a bit by then. No. They needed it done kind of like, ASAP. Ugh. (Thank God for photoshop!) Photo shoots are something I am extremely familiar with, but I'm used to be on the other side of things, of course.  The shoot took place at True Emotions Photography Studio of Upland CA. Photographer Aubrey Noelle  tried to capture a picture of me that I wouldn't hate. Kim Saxelby (owner of True Emotions)  helped with lighting, coaching and general moral support. I was honored and humbled and super nervous. I tried my best to cooperate :)

Seeing yourself in a magazine is exciting and embarrassing all at once. You want to see it, but you don't want to see it. Then, you look at it with your eyes kind of squinty..afraid to open them all the way, just hoping you look okay! If you actually look good, then you hope other people will see it too! If not, you hope for very low sales and a quick exit of the grocery store shelves.  Over time, you check it periodically, you breathe out and figure in 15 years, you'll think it looks "not that bad after all..."

In the end, I was more than pleased with the pictures and was even more pleased that the magazine put me on the same page as Leonardo Di Caprio!!!!!! Not bad for a girl from a small town like Upland, CA.
Thank you Inland Empire Magazine, Aubrey Noelle, Kimberly Saxelby, and Leo Di Caprio (whom I have never met, but might never know...)

Here's a look at the final spread:

Don't forget to see the re-release of Titanic--Leonardo Di Caprio at his best in 3 D:


ReluctantYankee said...

Fantastic photo! I'm certain they didn't have to work very hard at capturing that great shot... ;) Congrats on the article mention, it must feel amazing to be recognized for your hard work ~ (thumbs up!)
Looking forward to more updates!!
- Sandra Frascona

ReluctantYankee said...

Any new stuff happening? Hope you have a great weekend ;)