After weeks of preparation, we finally had our two-day photo shoot for our client last Thursday and Friday! It was an amazing experience putting together all the settings with Luca (the prop stylist) and his team, ogling over the outfits Peter styled and watching as the photo assistants created lighting magic under Cyrus’ direction. There was also Ludo, Mr. French digital technician, who kept a watchful eye on focus and lighting on the iMac screen whenever Cyrus fired his camera and Erin who made sure everything was going according to schedule. Everything went pretty smoothly! I’m still bummed that we weren’t able to set up the green living room we had planned for the first day, but oh well. The “hobby room” and the “music room” from the second day turned out great!
It was a bit overwhelming being surrounded by so many beautiful people. One of the models who we cast as the older, slightly “not-so-pretty” guy turned out to be the hottest in the bunch. *insert Rietje’s sigh here* (She had a major crush on that guy, Philip.) Even the stylists were gorgeous! Funnily enough, I found out that Peter, the wardrobe stylist, actually used to be a model himself but has since decided it wasn’t for him and now styles outfits for people like Maroon 5. He has got himself an amazing job, I must say!
I was pretty flattered though when one of the models, Ming, came out wearing an outfit that looked eerily, okay, exactly, like mine! I don’t think Peter had done it intentionally, but he later joked, “You’re my muse!” when he saw the “similarity”.
I wanted to grab so many things off the clothes racks they had brought there. They were mostly filled with goodies from J.Crew and Club Monaco. *sigh* If only we could keep the clothes! Peter said had we been in L.A., we would probably have been able to keep them. Sayang!