In last week’s post, I shared a sneak peek of my recent photo shoot with husband and wife creative duo, JPaul and Nadj Zaragoza. To be honest, I was pretty anxious days before the shoot. You see, I can be pretty awkward on cam. That explains my signature “WOW” pose which I do often in Facebook. It’s like my default pose when I can’t think of any other pose.
Just to give you a visual (brace yourselves people!), I do an “O” with my mouth and I stick out my three fingers on both hands to make a “W”. I can just imagine Tala all grown up, cringing as she browses through the horror that is her mom’s collection of “WOW” photos. Maybe in the future I can use it to blackmail her. “Be home by 10pm or I’ll tag your friends in my WOW album”. haha.
To prepare for the shoot, I flipped through some magazines to get ideas on how to pose for the camera. I see a lot of those hands-on-waist type of poses with matching modelesque pouts. They really look good on the models. Unfortunately, when I tried it in front of the mirror, I just looked severely constipated.
Finally, the couple sent me some shoot pegs which thankfully, put my mind at ease. I was happy to know that we weren’t going for the usual glam type of shoot. Instead, it’s all about being comfortable with myself and just bringing out my personality, or in this case, my utter weirdness. haha.
Here’s the back story: they asked me to bring props. On the day of the shoot, I slept through the alarm and when I woke up, I rushed to randomly pick out stuff and this book plus a few others were one of the first things I managed to grab. I guess the reaction suits the book. This is one hell of a scary book.
I had so much fun in the photo-shoot!
Special thanks to Nadj for making me look like a human being. It was actually my first time to be airbrushed. Now I know why brides are all gung-ho about the whole airbrushed look. It stays long and really feels like second skin! And JPaul was an amazing photographer. He allowed me to be playful and fun, and made me feel completely at ease with his art direction. This guy does a lot of pretty amazing photos so it was a privilege to have my photo taken by him.
So are you ready for some good news?
I know I’ve been talking about a blogversary giveaway for a while and forgive me if it’s taking too long to launch. Sorry for that. I am officially targeting March 4 for the big giveaway and one of the prizes that I’m giving away to ONE winner is the chance to have her/his own photo-shoot done by photographer JPaul Zaragoza.
And to make the winner extra pretty that day (or handsome if it’s a guy) makeup will be done by professional makeup artist Nadj Zaragoza.
So make sure to practice those model poses, because you might just win a cool photo shoot for yourself! Isn’t that exciting?
P.S. More prizes will be revealed this week, so stay tuned.