LESSONS LEARNED: ON SET

My New Year. Crazy eh.

I wrapped up my undergraduate studies, jumped head first into the next thing, one after another and haven’t stopped since. I am so happy to be busy, and I have had a lot of small moments of self-reflection and overall gratitude about it all.

I had a bit of downtime between heading home from Victoria and jetting off to San Francisco- which by the way was amazing! A creative group of Calgarians I found myself within a black studio at the University of Calgary, along with a good friend of mine, who was kind enough to accompany me on this adventure.

I hadn't shot in a year. I hadn't considered myself a model, nor have I ever seen myself in that light. But here I was, the biggest I have ever been in my life. Feeling insecure and unsure if I was meant to be here in a studio, I wasn't a model.

This experience made me grow more than I would have imagined being on set would have. I was insecure, unsure and very self-conscious of how I would under perform.

WHAT DID I LEARN:

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You Are Only as Good as You Believe You Are.

I remember Johnathan being on set with me, and he was pleasantly surprised on what I did in front of the camera. I am not a natural in my mind and I feel awkward 90% of my time, but I choose to embrace it.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Try Something New.

I got to a point when I just thought, no. This is completely out of my comfort zone & I know what I need to do to grow, so let’s just do it.

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Trust the Team You Work With.

When I was told I would have lipgloss in my eyebrows and on my eyelids I thought they were mental… I am used to obscene hair and makeup but it took several shoots over the time that I did work- but most importantly, you and the team are all working towards a common goal: to make a beautiful image. Trust your Team.

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You Know You Best.

It is great to step outside of that warm comfort zone but it takes a lot of strength and courage. It you know you cannot do something, or you are absolutely uncomfortable doing it, listen to yourself.


Thank you to my brilliant team!

PHOTOGRAPHER: Matt Abalos
http://www.instagram.com/mattabalos

MAKEUP: Laura
http://www.instagram.com/luminousbylaura

HAIR: Kimberley Ulrich
http://www.instagram.com/kimberley_u
http://www.facebook.com/Ulrichreations
kimberley.ulrich@yahoo.com

MARCH 2019 ISSUE: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1572778
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