Saturday, January 28, 2012

A super fun photo shoot

The photo shoot this morning ended up being so much fun!  I loved the photographer (she is the same age as me and it felt like we were old friends). I haven't seen the photos, but I have a feeling I'm going to love them.

So here's the story behind the photo shoot... a journalist who works at a company in L.A. contacted me after his wife saw my before and after photos on Pinterest, and he checked out my website. He asked if I would be interested in his writing a feature story about my weight loss to appear in a magazine--most likely a European magazine in Australia and/or the U.K. He also said they would pay me for my story, which of course I wouldn't turn down ;)

I checked out his company's website (to make sure it was legit) and I looked at a similar story they did. I was happy with it, so I said sure. I gave an interview over the phone, and I sent them a bunch of photos. Then they scheduled a photo shoot to get some good "after" photos.

They told me to wear a form-fitting dress and heels, so that is why I bought a new dress the other day (I didn't want to wear the same one that I wore on Dr. Oz). It sounds like the story is really going to focus on my love of cookies and how I didn't have to give them up to lose weight--so they asked me to make a batch of cookies to use in the photos.

The photographer (Juliet) came over this morning and spent a couple of hours taking pictures--mainly in my kitchen. We did all kinds of fun poses--lots with the cookies, some with my old jeans, a couple on the dreadmill in my dress and heels ;)  and some others. I'm super excited to see how they turned out!  But since so many of you asked, here is a picture of the dress I ended up wearing:
Express dress--reg. $99, sale for $25
I REALLY hope that they'll let me post the photos once the story is published, but I don't know yet. Juliet is going to find out what the deal is and let me know. Since a lot of the photos had cookies as a prop, I think they'd be perfect for my blog.
My "prop" oatmeal cookies
One of my goals on my 30-in-30 list was to submit my story to a magazine, so I guess I can cross that one off the list!  Which reminds me, I need to post my 30-in-30 list. I'll post it right after this in it's own separate blog post.

Tonight is my monthly Winers meeting, and Amber is going to pick me up at 7:45 for that. I'm thinking of wearing my dress, even though I'll be WAY overdressed for Winers. I'm just not used to dressing up, and it's so fun!

20 comments:

  1. what fun! Keep us posted. You look fabulous!

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  2. Great color on you!! Can't wait to read the story!!

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  3. You look stunning! I love the dress!

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  4. This is so cool! You look fab and I hope they do let you share the story with us!!!

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  5. That is fantastic! Not a bad way to start out your 31st year!!

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  6. Congratulations! That's so neat your story will be in a magazine. You look absolutely stunning in that dress, Katie.

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  7. You look gorgeous in that dress! So excited for you and the opportunities coming to share your story!

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  8. That is so exciting. And you look beautiful in your dress!!

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  9. You look beautiful! Your cookies look good too. Nice and puffy. :)I think it is awesome that the story will talk about the cookies and not giving them up, because that really is part of you.

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  10. Gorgeous and Congrats!! I love dressing up too, but it's much more fun when you feel as pretty as you look!! Stunning!!

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  11. The photo shoot sounds like fun! Yay for crossing something off your list too! By the way I read in one of your last posts that you weren't sure about the dress because of you extra skin. Let me tell you FOR SURE you and your arms look amazing! I have extra skin on my arms too that I bitch about but you cant really tell unless I pretend they are wings and flap them.

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  12. Love that dress! Purple is a great color on you!

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  13. Congrats on the magazine and the photo shoot! The dress looks AMAZING on you!I agree that purple looks great on you! I hope we get to see the pictures because they sound like so much fun!

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  14. You look great, super cute. If it's going to appear in a magazine in the UK let me know and I'll pick up a few copies for you.

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    1. I would LOVE that--because I don't know how I would get a copy otherwise! ;) I'll let you know as soon as I do where it will be published.

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  15. Gorgeous picture, Katie! Congratulations on the article! (AND the list you made...I need to do that!)

    Dede

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  16. That's awesome! I can't wait to see the article. That dress looks great on you.

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  17. You look so pretty in the purple dress! Strapless! Pretty arms, pretty legs, pretty form. I was wondering the other day about your hubby. I know he lost weight too, but what does he think of his "new" wife?

    It will be fun to read the article and see the rest of the pictures. Maybe we can order that magazine on-line? You'll have to keep us posted.

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  18. That dress was MADE for you!! I want a cookie! Man those look perfect! I'm so excited for your magazine debut!

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