This past Wednesday I had the awesome opportunity of being the lead hair stylist on a photo shoot for the first time. In the past I have merely assisted (which was also exciting), but I never got to be the one to collaborate with the creative director or dictate how I thought the hair should be styled. On other shoots prior to this, I had always taken direction from a higher up, so it was inspiring to make the final call and do things my way.
So, when I was asked this past Monday if I was interested, I blurted out an enthusiastic “YES!,” even though I have a zillion things to do before Matt and I move next week. It was too awesome of a chance to pass up.
The photo shoot was basically what they call a “test shoot,” which means that the photographer is taking the pictures for either their portfolio or website. This particular shoot was really fun because it super laid back, and everyone was bouncing ideas off of each other. At one point the clothing stylist asked me for my opinion on one of the male model’s attire. She asked, “Socks or no socks with shorts?” I said, “No socks. Definitely no socks.”
Something else cool about this particular shoot was that there was also someone there filming what was happening behind the scenes, so yours truly just might make an appearance in some of the footage. I will keep you all updated as to when and where you can see it.
Here are some pictures from my point of view…
P.S. Throughout this shoot, I could not get Rupaul’s voice out of my head singing, “Work, now turn the left. Work, now turn to the right…,” and I couldn’t help but laugh to myself.