Friday, July 17, 2009

Oh Shoot! (with Ian Ruhter)

Where: downtown LA
Who: Me as the photographee
Ian Ruhter as the super-freshest, master photographer (that made me look pretty)
you can see more shoot photos at
John Alvino as the creative director invisionaire  
Jordan Thomas as the pro bubble blower on the right
Mark McClanahan as the lighting genius (lighting will make you look great or gross) and master Hello Kitty bubble machine operator

This shoot is for the "launching", "catapulting", "sparkly explosion", of my new webdazzzler AKA website!!!!
I am so excited to show it to you all...I feel like it's show and tell at school and I hope you all will love it!

This shoot was so fun...I loved all the people that worked on it...I loved the colors....I loved the blue in the the beautiful turquoise sky that's in old cowboy paintings!

Ian Ruhter, is an amazing photographer that sees things in ways you'd never imagine. He has made some of the most moving and captivating images...He made me look pretty in ways that I've never seen a good picture of myself...! I feel so honored to have Ian photograph me, he is going to be one of the most moving, powerful, and brilliant photographers in the world...wait til you see what else he's working on....

We did a little test photo shoot a few weeks ago.....
and I felt super self conscious....that I wold look funny, fat, weird, ugly...not be able to look nice or thin...all the things we hear in our minds every day.  And lo and behold.....I looked like all of the things I was concentrating on not looking like! GREAT! I felt horrible as was a little nervous that I would make more ugly looks....

This shoot was a bagillion times better....I felt happy, more confident, and safe in the arms of all the other people there working to do all this work, to make  lil' ol' me look good!

I could feel when the self-conscious me would creep up....and the second I said, "I don't care....just have fun..."...then that's when the good pictures happened....

I think it's the same in life...when you are worrying about all the bad things that could happen and feel bad about just gives you, unhappy photographs of life....
and when you say, "no i don't care what everyone will think...or say....I will just do what's in my heart...what really feels fun and ME!!!!" That's when the true you comes out to say hello, and shines brighter than anything else....and everyone loves it!

I couldn't wait to show you guys the pictures from the shoot...these are just the funny ones...wait to you see the rest......I really felt pretty...which is what every girl wants....and from a girl who always thinks I look horrible in pictures and picks out all my flaws....the bump on lip, how I smile too big, how I show my gums when I smile that big, to how I don't like my nose, and my teeth...and so on....that's a wonderful not just look pretty, but to FEEL pretty!
The feeling is what makes you walk with a little pep in your step! ha ha ha ha

Have the sparkliest, pretty feeling day!!!!



Anonymous said...

This looks like so much fun! Congratulations on all the success - wishing you all the very best.

Thanks for sharing!

Love Meow said...

The pictures are so cute!!! You look awesome!!! I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures :-).

Where is your new webdazzler going to be? :-)

Love ya. keep us posted!!


Laura Birney said...

You look amazing! I looove the colors, so bright and fun! I can't wait to see your new website! Thank you for everything you do!

Jodie_ox said...

that looks so fun!! i love the dress..i cant wait to see the rest of the pictures and you new website

jodie xxx

Grace Mathis, Beaumont's original beauty geek said...

Your posts always make me laugh and smile at the same time. Thank you!!

Unknown said...

How fun! Good for you, Kandee-licious! :-)

Anonymous said...

Your posts are always so much fun! It sounds like you had a blast doing that shoot! I can't wait to see the pics!

Anonymous said...

SO happy for you Kandee! It's so nice to hear you received a BOOST of confidence. You deserve it! Have a wonderful weekend!
Traci from Alaska

JeLo said...

Gorg :)

Waiting on pins & needles for the new site!

Love ya!

Edwin + Nancy Photography said...

im soo happy for you! we cant wait to see ur pics! You deserve the best!

Aberdeen said...

Thank you so much for opening up and sharing your life with us these past few months (so far). You are such an evolving chameleon and are so fun to hear from everyday :)


Unknown said...

your looking gorgeous hun!
i just happened to go on youtube today and discovered you :D
I love all the tips and tricks darling so helpful have a great weekend


meganj2004 said...

Hi Kandee!!

Love your blog - Just wondering if you could name an alternative for Benefit Naughty Feather as it seems you cant buy it any more.

Thanks ;)

D-DN.Y said...

Hey whats going on w/n.y glaminars??I hope its still gonna be happening i am so looking forward,i can see alots going on with you.I have been watching you since you first started and you have really got alot in the works,you are truly inspiring.I could'nt help but notice that you are hangin' with Mr.Ian you seem very is good!!!!
cant wait to see ya i live in N.Y so let us know if thats still on,thanxs.

Purva said...

Hey Kandee! Wow, you look gorgeous in the photoshoot pics. I can't wait to see more. I was trying to find the best way to get in touch with you and thought I'd leave you a message here.
I'm a clay artist from Maryland and have recently opened up an online store. I specialize in sculpted jewelry and would love for you to have one of my rose rings. You can check out my work at
Hope to hear back from you soon. Email me at
Until then loads of love! :o)

thais said...

kandee, you are wonderful, i love all your tips...they really work.
i was wondering if you could do a video on how to do make ups that look like you have no make up on.

sarad4 said...

You are like, one of the nicest people in the world. Those pics look great and so do you, I think that outfit fits you very well. You deserve nothing but good things to happen for you, and I know they will!

Anonymous said...

I admire your optimism, what's your secret??

Skater Girl said...

Hi Kandee,

You so inspiring.. I followed your blog and also your videos.. They are very inspiring to me personally..

I used to have a flawless skin until last year when I was in my late 30s, hormonal breakouts hit me... Lucky enough, I caught it early, and went to see a dermatologist.. and Then I found your videos about Hempshake and everything else.. I change my eating habits and all..Thanks to you!! I got back my skin, the breakouts are gone or receding.. whats left are the blemishes and scar, which I don't really hide it.. The blemishes seems to be fading away though..

Sometimes I do missed my flawless skin when I looked at my old pictures..

Anyway, your writings made me feel beautiful and build my confidence to face forward... Thank you Kandee..

Lynn2hip said...

you are totally cool but how do you spend so much on your makeup can you try in a video to not use such exspensive makeup for people that can't afford exspensive makeup please... O and you are so cool love ya

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