I met Karen at the Mahone Bay Centre. There I was, not giving up on my dream of being able some day to draw a decent sketch. She was there as our life model. At the end of the session we connected. She knew my work and I thought she was my kind of people. So we left that day and I kept her in the back of my mind. A few weeks later during a meeting with Meg Craig at Skysail Brand, the idea of doing videos of my photography sessions to show women the transformation and the process of my work came. I got in contact with Justin and Tim at Picnic Studio, met them and we set up a date! It's exactly at that moment that I got nervous. Wow! This thing will really happen. My first thought was: OMG what I'm gonna do! But the question is more, what I did? I started to do some decoration. Instead of planning my photoshoot, I got obsess with my office and studio decoration. I started shopping for curtons, frames, mirrors. I bought a new makeup station and a makeup chair. Oufff... Oh it looks nice, but didn't have no idea what I will do for that shoot. Oh... and no model. During a brainstorming meeting with Oh Sugar number 2, the amazing Kandee, I sudenly thought of Karen. Few messages and she was up for it. She was perfect, I knew I will bring her out of her comfort zone, but that was the point. I wanted that video to be real, a real example of how things work in here. She is a natural beauty, real without bling or fake. A complete white canvas for me. I don't make people beautiful, people are beautiful. All different, all beautiful. I play dress up. This is what I do. I'm a 4 years old playing with her mom's makeup and clothes. Like a 4 years old, I don't wear makeup, my costumes are way more cooler then my own clothes. I don't make people look good, we are just playing together. That's my job. Having fun and making sure you're having fun too. So, that's what we did. Karen, Kandee and I were just playing, trying different things during the guys were filming. We had a good time and a lot of silly things were said and done. We're gonna give some time to the boys to put that video all together... meanwhile, I wanted to share with you a few photos we did that day. Karen, thank you. You nailed that thing. Finally, I never prepared for that shoot. As real 4 years old, we just used our imagination that morning.
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