I decided to get into the hobby of modeling maybe 6 years ago. I had a few friends who did it so…hey,why not?? A friend of mine was a photographer and she thought I’d be good at it so we did the thing. It was easy since she was my friend. On facebook she’s Keymoon Photography,look her up!
She had a photography project called, “Be Yourself Everyone Else Is taken” that I wanted to be a part of. Many of my friends had done this project so far so now it was my turn! I decided the most “myself” I could be was THIS:
There are a lot of funny things about me in this picture that most people wouldn’t notice. My weirdo stuffed animal collection,Saints colors and Mardi Gras all the things,my love of pirates,my never matching socks and crazy big curly hair….El Bravito the stuffed penguin I took everywhere,my agenda board always covered in crap. Also on my sign that she had each of us make I have various stickers that also have meaning. A rat for my then recently departed China Grove (my pet hamster),a white cat for my Manx Bunny….a Siamese for my cat Viper….a cupcake…music notes,camp fire,shamrocks for being Irish…etc.
After shooting in my apartment when went out by the lake. We just hung out and had fun and I loved it. That’s a real smile there,those were rare then. It was a self esteem boost. We even ended up going swimming that day.
I remember thinking “Omg I probably have mascara running down my face right now!” haha 🙂
Days like that are magic. They find you coming back home to yourself. And that began my journey into modeling :Big hair,sunshine, a dress I paid too much for at Abercrombie some 3 years before,green green grass and a really good friend 🙂