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In mid-July, I attended the Amy and Jordan Demos workshop - "AJ Workshop". It was an amazing 2 1/2 days of learning, bonding, sharing, laughing, crying and growing. You can find all the fun details in Amy and Jordan Workshop 2016.
On the second "official" day of the workshop we had our head-shots taken by Amy Demos - the most talented, amazing, fairy godmother of photography. Up until this point, my collection of personal head-shots consisted of selfies, iPhone photos and even one taken by my 7 year old niece. To sum it up.... I had no experience getting my own head-shots taken, let alone from a rock star photographer. I was nervous.
Before we even got started, Amy declared that every photographer gets nervous when having their own head-shots taken. But, she walked us all through what we should expect and assured us that we would survive.
Well, all that worrying was for nothing! Amy made me feel so comfortable that the whole thing flew by in a flash. When I saw my head-shots I was beyond ecstatic - she really is a God-sent!
As an added bonus, and a strong tradition, I got my Demos Sandwich! I am one very happy girl!
Amy and Jordan Demos are such amazing people. I still can't believe that I had the opportunity to meet them and talk with them and learn from them. My year has been made!!
My hairdresser and friend, Shelly, ask if I would take some head shots for her. She is a hairdresser, as I mentioned, but she recently passed her realtor exam and joined a real estate company where she needed some not-so-hair-dresser head shots.
It all started out pretty routinely. She hired me. We came up with the day. I added said day to calendar. Then the rain and cold temps hit. Mind you, we live in Michigan, so this shouldn't be a surprise. However, we all just want it to be summer, after 6 months of gray. So we decided to re-schedule. Shelly confessed that she wasn't really feeling up to it anyway, but then I discovered why. It wasn't really the lack of vitamin D - it was the lack of sugar. Shelly dedicated the next 30 days to life without sugar! Let me repeat that. Life without sugar! No wonder she wasn't feeling up to it!
I really had my work cut out for me. I needed to take some business card, marketing-worthy head shots of someone who was being denied sugar. So, I did what any professional would do - I went to work. The session started out pretty smoothly, but by the end, we were giggling, smiling and chatting like little school girls. I was pumped and couldn't wait to get my photos on to the computer. Later that evening Shelly texted me to thank me for boosting her mood and turning her awful day around. She was happy, excited and out of her terrible, lack-of-sugar mood.
Photographer: 1 Sugar: 0