this Ali Edwards project has been both really fun and rewarding, and at the same time slightly stressful to get more pictures. But I'm so glad I've decided to do it. I think in 25 years it will be fun to look back at our regular day stuff.
6:30 wake up and quickly shower, let out dogs, get dressed
7:00 our friend Fausto's production crew arrive (like 15 of them), and start setting up, they used our garage as a lunchroom, had professional caterers, lighting crew, editing crew,etc.
7:10 wake up girls, help them get dressed
7:50 walk big sis to school
8:30 stop off at Starbucks for an English Breakfast Tea latte (me) and a blueberry muffin (little sis), take little sister to the school
a blurred me (life's a blur sometimes...)(taken by little sis)(and me driving, also obviously by little sis)
9:00 take dogs to the park
10:00 stand back and watch people who really know how to use a camera (feel jealous...). Fausto is doing a "doll house" themed shoot. The pictures he's taking are for a singer/artist for her new album, some are for a fashion mag. Some of the pictures are like tattooed dolls playing with toys, a tea party, argueing, yet more artsy-fartsy, punk-rock,edgy-dark type of pictures, like what you'd see in Nylon or Vogue. I think it's really exciting to watch. I had to be interviewed about it (in English, thank god!)and how embarrassing!
(upstairs in my craft room, the singer/model's outfits, they are using it for the make-up and dressing room, and her getting her make-up and hair done)
11:00 edit photos, check emails, blog read up stairs
(someone editing some video footage)
lights and equipment are being checked/set up in the dining room
(some practice shots and some for real shots)
3:00 go get big sis from school/Spanish lesson
3:30 go get little sis from school/Spanish lesson
(posing with her teachers and then a classmate)
4:00 stop into what used to be the garage for lunch; tables and chairs, buffet and warming dishes with a professional catering, try to stay out of the way, look to see what I can make for dinner (decide let's eat out!!) (or order in!!) (or mooch more food from the caterer)
5:00 walk the girls around the block, we watch a Glee episode on my lap top (keep them out of the way)
7:00 about now we're starting to get bored, the excitement is dwindling fast...really fast...every inch of the house has been taken over by people, camera equipment, bags, shoes, the only unoccupied room is big sis'...
(more stolen shots)
(in little sis' room, they are supposed to be whispering secrets for the shot, and also like dolls, joints will be photo-shopped later, but they are taking a break while they redo lighting)
8:30 even though the hustle and bustle of the house is loud, I attempt to get the girls in bed
8:40 girls call me into the room to tell me they are hot
8:42 I set up the fan in the room (they are sharing big sis' bed because they are using little sis' room for the doll house/fueding friends thing)
8:50 called ONCE again into the room to extinguish "she's doing this!" and "she won't stop that" talk
9:15 watch another costume change
10:00-ish (I think) more photos
11:00 more pictures, I watch tv with Dave downstairs, the caterer brings up more food...
11:01 (WILL THIS EVER END ??) (just kidding, it's been cool)(I grab a bread roll)
11:30 wrapping up (whew!)
12:00 Fausto vows to take pictures of all of us for allowing him to use the house
12:30 watch them pack up
1:00 (technically Thursday now) finally some sleep!!!!!! (I dream of a room filled with a wide assortment of high heels, colorful tights, slinky dresses and flashing cameras...)