Well, the day had finally arrived. A special day filled with prepping for my first professional headshot. I am very mindful of my followers and supporters and that I am not alone on this wonderful journey. So here I share with you some behind the scenes of my day (and not all are glamorous). Lol.
After some researching and making the appointments weeks in advance, I started the day off early for the first appointment at Hair International Day Spa. My youngest daughter, Angela, wouldn’t miss it for the world. Everything I needed to do today was right up her alley, so she met me at the hair salon.
I decided to step it up a notch and do something different with my hair. Hopefully, it pans out.
Hmmmm how short should I go?
A rare photo for all the world to see – and may be the last one I ever post! ((meh))
I have chosen Chelsea to be my hairstylist and makeup artist. I trust her knowing I am in capable hands.
Okay. I think we’re on a roll.
Getting in the groove.
“Mom …,” my daughter whispered, “there’s a lot of your hair on the floor.” Yep, 7-inches – gone!
The finishing touch – hairspray!
My new Bob cut.
Chelsea did an amazing job! I just love her!
Next appointment … to the photographer. (No time for lunch!)
I located this place searching the internet and after reading the reviews, I decided to call them. After speaking with Mary, she answered all my questions to my satisfaction. I was able to coordinate a time with her, not long after my hair and makeup session.
The studio, located in the Museum district, is in a historical home in Houston. Husband and wife team, Tom and Mary were friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere, charmingly odd, had an old-fashioned feel, and I immediately felt at ease. After changing outfits in complete privacy: show time!
Angela stood near the photographer and as the instructions began on how to turn my head and lean forward or back, look to the right or left, I saw my daughter’s thumbs up in my peripheral vision. I knew things were going okay with every click of the camera.
And so ladies and gentlemen, faithful followers and fellow bloggers, click here to see my untouched photos. I posted these on my FaceBook page and the votes were cast. I have three favorites and we will be working on them to use professionally.
Thank you for accompanying me in this journey; many more to come. After so many years, I am beginning to look and feel like a published author.
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