A Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes

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.

© M.A. Pérez 2014, All Rights Reserved


October 28, 2014 · 9:02 PM

22 responses to “A Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes

  1. I am growing my hair at the moment and waiting for a while before cutting again. This style really suits you and looks great.

  2. You look beautiful Mary! 🙂

  3. Angela

    I was and am so proud of you Mom … You have always been a natural, beautiful mother in my eyes. Glad I was there with you and to share this special moment with you …. Many more blessings to come. 🙂

  4. sUSIE

    “Something beautiful, something good, all my confusion God understood.
    All I had to offer Him was brokeness and strife, but God made something beautiful our of my life!!”
    God has dome an awesome work in your life!!

  5. Mary
    Lovely photo shoot, your pictures are great. Thanks for taking us on your fantastic journey, from haircut, make up, and of your fabulous photo shoot. And Mary, you were always something God just helped you realize that. From your trials in life, you emerged victorious to the loving, caring, & talented person you are.


  6. Josie Marti

    So Beautiful and talented……So proud of you!

  7. I love your new look. Fabulous. I remember doing the same for my professional photo shoot.

  8. Janie Urbano

    So happy and proud of you my precious friend. Love the story and the best is yet to come!

  9. Mary Horgan Scheible

    Mary it has been an honor to be part of the wonderful process (with the added bonus of getting to know a great lady!).

  10. That was fun, seeing and reading this.

  11. Love the whole story behind this!!!!

    • Thanks, Liz. I forgot to mention that in the middle of the photo shooting, everything really hit home and it dawn on me that this is really happening … to me …! I started to weep and everyone else got teary eye that we all had to take a break. I heard a song today that said, God made something out of nothing. Indeed He has.

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