My Rachael Ray Shoot OR How People Can Make Or Break Any Situation

As I mentioned earlier this morning, I spent the day in the city for a photo shoot with The Rachael Ray Magazine. I found out the spread will run in September (so look out!).

As I was driving in, my nerves got the best of me. I’m NO professional model. I’ve never done anything like this before. This was my first real shoot (with a national magazine no less) and doubts began to fill the car.

  • Are the clothes I brought good enough?
  • Should I have colored my roots?
  • What about my skin?
  • I don’t know how to pose!
  • What if they don’t like my look?

An hour drive with my inner voice harassing me practically made me insane!

BUT then I got there and was greeted by a group of hilarious / down to earth people and everything was once again right with the world. The photographer Chris, Jaime the magazine rep and Young Tyler  literally changed my attitude the second I walked in the room.

My shoulders relaxed and I just enjoyed the ride.

Driving home I thought about how lucky I was to be placed with that group of people. I could have come on a different day and had a VERY different *more intense* shoot. But instead, we made fun of each other and they forgave my inexperience without blinking an eyelash. The photographer took so many pictures he maxed out his card!

I can’t wait to see how it all turns out!

I’m heading back the first week of July to shoot three videos with them! What an exciting month!! 🙂

About Vera Sweeney

Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

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  1. Sherry wrote:

    I knew you’d do great. 😉 Piece of cake. LOL!

    I’m still stalking my Walmart, waiting to see if they put up your Success Rice video!

    Posted 6.22.11
  2. lizzys wrote:

    sounds like you had a good time….im glad:)

    Posted 6.22.11
  3. Chaucee wrote:

    I’m so glad you had a great time! I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

    Posted 6.23.11
  4. Patty wrote:

    How exciting! CONGRATULATIONS! 🙂

    Posted 6.23.11
  5. Vera,

    You were so much fun to work with. You are a natural. There are too many great shots.

    I can’t wait to shoot you again.

    XOXO

    Christian

    Posted 6.24.11
  6. Victoria wrote:

    Judging by the photo on laptop you looked AMAZING! As always!

    Posted 6.25.11

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