Yes! The photo shoot finally arrived. It was on Monday, the 21st at Columbia University's track (when is Howard going to get that privilege? We are #2 best dressed after all!). Despite dreadful, overcast skies and multiple spurts of heavy rain showers, we still started at 645 AM taking trunks and suitcases down to the van to be picked up and taken to the shoot....
|Trunks and garment bags ready to go at 645 AM!|
I honestly thought we were going to have to reschedule but realized quickly that there is none of that with models like the Australian Chrystal, who came from a Vogue Russia cover shoot the day before (which is why we could not have the shoot on that beautiful sunny Sunday, the day of this post), and photographers like Mark, who jetted off to LA just days after the shoot for other business. Nope, the shoot went on with large white tents, plenty of ponchos and at least a dozen umbrellas to shield the weather. However, the rain showers caused the day to take much longer than usual because we had to seek refuge inside every time the showers were really bad (which happened a few times), hence the reason I didn't get home until 1130 PM that night (645 AM-1130 PM was definitely a record for my longest work day ever). Yet, the day still went by quickly and it was so fun!
I helped prepare the looks, dressed the models, took pictures of reference for credit sheets, met Mark Seliger's studio staff, ate delicious catered food and soaked up everything (especially rain, haha) that I could about my first (and surely not last) Vogue photo shoot. And of course, I took tons of pics and must say that overall the shoot was a great success! =)
|Part of the yummy catered breakfast food..those apple rings with peanut butter and oats were mouth-watering!|
|Spreading out accessories for any quick changes to looks|
|Photographer Mark Seliger...he was really nice and funny (he even called my boss out once for how much she as asking me to do all at once which gave everybody a good laugh)|
|Scrumptious catered lunch...pasta, Caesar salad, prosciutto, melons, fresh veggies, baked chicken and more!|
|Hanging out with model Lina while waiting to go down for the next shot.|
|Lina and Chrystal staying warm as they wait for more shots.|
|Shots with the models and hair assistant, whom I must say was very dedicated and had a sweet personality!|