…in this case, a first time experiencing a professional photo shoot, barre n9ne-style, of course!
And let me tell you, the sheer thought of a professional photo shoot made me SO nervous! Even though I have so much to be proud of, so much to be excited about, having a camera staring me in the face was all I could think about all week last week. And yes, I was awfully quiet about it on the blog and on twitter, I realize. And that was mostly by design. I wanted to avoid hyping it all up and making myself even MORE nervous.
And guess what? It worked like a charm! Even though my Lululemon purchase didn’t arrive in time (FAIL!!), I still walked into the studio with an extra bounce in my step. I was excited. I felt confident. And yes, even pretty. I was having a good hair day (well worth the sweatfest it took to dry my hair in nearly 100% humidity!), my makeup looks perty and my outfit worked. Nothing too crazy – just my favorite tank top (and up until now, my only Lululemon gear!) paired with the only long yoga pants I own that aren’t faded! (thank God my package arrived over the weekend, cannot wait to wear my new groove pants and astro crops, all bought in the “we made too much” section, woohoo!). My sis was nice enough to bring an extra tank for me to swap into halfway through the shoot.
Once the photographer got settled, it was time to get started. I was up first – just a few solo shots to get warmed up (where the photographer warned me that the more unnatural/uncomfortable the pose felt, the better it looked on camera – something I’m totally taking his word for!!). Then we moved into a couple of posed shots doing various moves from barre n9ne – to show us “in action” if you will. These shots were the most fun – well, actually that’s a lie. The most fun shots were with my sis, Tanya and I at the end of the shoot. Especially when Tanya shouted out “we totally should have brought wine to this shoot!” – and man, was that a fail on our part, the shoot would’ve been that much MORE fun!! It felt like one gigantic celebration of our hard work and I ended up loving every minute.
And NOW, I can’t freaken’ wait to see the pics! The photographer promised them this weekend (untouched) so we could pick the ones we wanted them to finalize for us. These will go on the barre n9ne website (we *are* spokesmodels afterall, haha) and will be used to promote the next 60-day challenge (which I’ll blog about tomorrow) that kicks off August 1. <—LOTS to talk about here in a future post, I promise!!
In the meantime, here are a couple of pics I snapped during the shoot – so much fun! And reason #3,456 why the barre n9ne 60-day challenge has been (and continues to be) such an amazing experience…
Tanya posing with those evil gray balls 😉
Me (in outfit #2) taking pics while waiting for the photographer to finish with Tanya’s pics
So cool! This challenge has gone above and beyond a fitness class. What an incredible experience!
It truly has – way more than *just* a 60-day challenge. It’s been amazing.
So fun! I’d be itching to see the photos. Love that tank by the way.
I am DYING to see them! DYING!
You gals look so cute!! Can’t wait to see the final shots! 🙂
Oh and I agree- photos shoots are easier with wine for SURE!
I totally wish we could have a photo shoot do-over just so we could have had wine while we took the pics. 😉 It was still a ton of fun, wine or no wine!
Yay!! You are such a GREAT model for this class! Congrats, what an amazing experience.
Thank you!! I’m loving everything about this experience and all that lies ahead 🙂
You should be so proud of yourself 🙂
Can’t wait to see the photos!
God, me toooooo!!!
looking great. what an accomplishment you are amazing
haha thank you, friend!
Was so fun sis! Way better since we were together! Love the pics you took too 😉
It felt like such a celebration of our hard work and was SO fun. Who knew we’d actually not hate being in front of the camera afterall??
You two are so stinkin’ cute. You make me jealous — I want a sister!
Haha aww thanks Ali – we are such dorks, we had so much fun though, clearly based on this blog post dedicated to the occasion! hehe 🙂
Awwww Jess, you oh are so cute! You look phenomenal by the way, keep it up!
*blush* thank you, friend!
oh i can’t wait to see photos too!!! those are gorgeous. So fun jess!
It was a blast! 🙂
You girls looked SO gorgeous and I can’t wait to see the pics! Don’t worry you will see them as soon as I do!!!!
Aww you are the greatest ever – you made us both feel so confident and it was a TON of fun!! I still think we should’ve planned better re: wine! LOL 😉
Looks like a fun afternoon! You all look great.
You both look gorgeous! Know that you are inspiring people!
You look great. I wish I could do one of these challenges after reading your posts.
You look great! I love your workout outfit:)
You guys look fantastic!!! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! I swear…once I hit goal, I’m having photos done (because NOTHING can make you feel sexier than a few photos out of the norm), getting a tattoo (designing it myself), and going shopping of course. LOL So proud of you!
I LOVE the idea of a tattoo to commemorate the occasion!!!
You both look SO GOOD! And that scoop neck top is sweet! i hope you like your groove pants – those are my favs.
OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE my groove pants!!!!! Can’t wait to wear the astro crops to class tonight 🙂