You. Better. Work.

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…

Washington Square Park

New York City street at dusk.

Notice the name at the top? It’s actually me, they just used my maiden name…

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.

~The End

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28 thoughts on “You. Better. Work.

  1. Amazing! Awesome! I was watching Miss USA Competitions, and Miss Rhode Island, the winner, totally reminds me of you for some reason. The dazzling smile, twinkle in her eye, and kind humility. :D Just thought I would mention that as you are behind the camera, and you can see things from our perspective. :D

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      • It’s totally true though! I was like, Miss Rhode Island is totally gonna win! And then, bam, it’s true! She’s got the ‘IT’ factor, and reminded me of you. That’s how I knew. :D

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  2. Congrats, Sarah! What an amazing thing to walk out realized dreams!!! And thank you for letting us see the experience through your eyes and words.

    “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.” – T.E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia)

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