8-day photo shoot – a dream or nightmare? Pt. 2

If you hadn’t read pt. 1 – CLICK HERE πŸ™‚

As you already know, we chose Italy for the purpose of the trip, where in the late spring the weather is usually very warm, but when we landed, we saw that the weather forecast promised cold and windy weather… Realizing that we couldn’t prepare excellent pictures if one of us falls ill, so we rushed to the pharmacy immediately to load up on vitamins and strengthen our health!

While the locals wore jackets, I only had a few moments between the shots to cozy up in my coat πŸ™‚

Imagine yourself standing with a light summer dress for most of the day, with just 13 degrees of celcium outside and a freezing wind Β – the chance to catch a cold is really high. Nevertheless, we were more than ready for our adventure! And basically it looked like this:

Malpensa-Como,

Como-Milan,

Milan-Florence,

Florence-Pisa,

Pisa-Milano,

Milano-Malpensa.

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Planes, trains and automobiles…

I emphasize that it was difficult once again. But it is true. For a frequent, unrelated to this work, it may seem that such a trip is a pleasure, though I can assure you – itβ€˜s a double-edged sword..

Those who already had to deal with a similar experiences, would agree with me – the model work ain’t easy. Throughout the day I had to stand in front of the camera lens, trying my best to reveal not only my own most suitable angles, but most importantly, the details of the outfits. It really requires a lot of energy.

High heels quickly changed into more comfortable shoes, traveling to the next location, and along with me a warm jacket and a bag full of dresses πŸ™‚

Of course, during the usual photo shoot, the stylist arranges the hair for the model, the make-up is done by the hairdresser, the designer picks out best styling, and the lighting is arranged by the photographer. This time I had to do everything by myself. Instead of a quiet, silent photo studio we worked in the cold and windy weather that constantly swept the dresses that needed to be photographed, the wind always messed up my hair, covering my face, and my eyes even teared up from the gusts of wind. Moreover – we had to deal with a swam of curious people in the streets, where we took our pictures, including tourists with a lousy attitude…

A strong and chilly wind gusts became a real challenge πŸ™‚

We got up early every day, often even a couple of hours earlier than planned to do the right make-up and hair-do for the shoot. Of course, the most important work of each day – arranging the right dresses, carrying them with you and looking for the right locations where everything will still be depending on the sun, because only it dictates the proper lighting …

Early morning image – makeup, hairstyle in the making and desire to maintain a positive mood πŸ™‚

I am a perfectionist in everyday life, and in such an important journey, this feature becomes even acute. I needed everything to be perfect, so I checked every shot myself. I trust Sandra very much, but I could not pass this responsibility on to anyone. πŸ™‚

Charming ruffles of the JUNEΒ  dress must be captured perfect! πŸ™‚

In the rare free time from taking pictures I had to quickly change my outfits, which was done in the most romantic places – restaurant toilets, in a secluded passages … Every minute was very important – we wanted to do everything and as much as possible during the trip. Speed, concentration and professionalism were the most important rules of this trip.

Public toilet – makes a great dressing room πŸ™‚

We hiked up to 15 to 20 km per day, of which at least 5 km had to be overcome wearing high heels, clothes from the shoot and also carrying the tiredness that was felt since the very first day. Unfortunately, I couldn’t even enjoy a strong, hearty lunch to gain my energy back. Posing with a full belly and so called β€žfood-babyβ€œ is extremely difficult :)) I didn’t even allow myself to drink as plenty of water, as needed, cause that meant I would need to go to the WC often. It is time consuming and adds additional concerns.

P.S. I want to be open, so sorry for the TMI :))

Posing on a ledge of the bridge. I climbed on it with high heels… πŸ™‚

Of course, not everything was so bad. Like I said there are two sides of this story – the one which I already told, and well, the other, which is much more enjoyable …. πŸ™‚

A charming, but brief moment to rest πŸ™‚

I am with my good friend and colleague Sandra sitting in cafΓ©, in the incredibly beautiful Italian street. Checking out fresh pictures of my beloved new collection and choosing which of them we will provide you πŸ™‚

Truth be told – it was only thanks to you that this trip was meaningful. This is for you, my dearest ones, for all those reading this blog, for those who support us in social media or come to our studio. For those who make me feel useful. Thanks to you, I can get out of the comfort zone, indulge in my passions, create beauty.

Yes, this trip was one of the most difficult challenges for me, but I enjoyed every minute of it! In order to surprise you, I dared and finally did what I dreamed of! Therefore, I say thank you πŸ™‚

Was it all worth it? YES!!!

All the news and photo sessions more shots NOW you can find HERE!

 

Thank you for being!
Until next time,

GG

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