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 www.ianruhter.blogspot.com
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 background....like 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 yourself....it 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 feeling...to 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!!!!