When I was a little girl, I dreamed of being a model in a magazine. I wanted to be that girl on the freshly printed pages, high gloss, the image of perfection.
LUXE by Calgary Bride Magazine comes out DECEMBER 17, 2014, and will be on stands until December 2015. Guess what this issue is called? DREAMS
I have a full feature, full editorial, and am also part of another editorial. The feature, in particular, absolutely blew me away. You must understand, as a model in a feature, and 2 editorials, I am merely one piece of a giant puzzle, something that cannot be completed without the talent, skill, and hard work of several people.
And it also has to come from a vision. All of the parts I’m in were all the editors “dreams” at one point. I am astounded by the visions this woman had, and even more honoured that she chose me to reenact her dream and make it real.
I can say with pride that I have worked with a magnitude of skilled individuals, and have become friends with many of them. I couldn’t have made it this far without you all! With that being said:
(Cue Oscar speech:)
First and foremost: Thank you Lynn, for seeing something in me in a room full of people, for letting me be part of your amazing vision, part of your dreams. It has been an honour working with you (and your daughter!) and I welcome more opportunities in the future! Cheers to an amazing edition!
To Dianne, designer of the stunning grey dress: thank you does not cover how grateful I am to you. I am blessed to not only call you an amazing designer, but also my friend. You hold a special place in my heart.
To Andras, the photographer of the feature: thank you so incredibly much! Not only for your amazing talent, but for caring about my well being on set (the groomsmen ate all the pizza, Andras got mad and said “someone needs to get you a granola bar or something!”) for being an absolute joy to work with, and of course, for the out of this world feature photo spread you did, I am truly blown away. I will work with you hands down any day Andras!!! You name it I’ll be there.
Jenny and Rasha: (diva salon) THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING ME LOOK ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! We had so much fun behind the scenes, including when you got the pic of me all done up, and in a onesie with a robe over it on my way to the shoot downtown at 7am!) thank you for all the behind the scenes shots, for being so positive and supportive, so accommodating, you were such joys to work with! If you ever need me again let me know.
To Fiona and Catherine: you two ladies are a force to be reckoned with. Both stunningly beautiful, talented, and so on top of everything it’s no wonder LUXE comes out with such stellar spreads when it has you two backing it up. When I was lost fiona you helped me find where I was going, you always paid me the day I sent my invoice (you’re the best!), Catherine you were always there with whatever I needed be it nylons, snacks, water, or just to hold my dress up. You know how to help direct me in a shot and always know just where to put me for it too! You are both angels among us, and I have been blessed to work with you.
To my groomsmen: THANKS FOR EATING ALL THE PIZZA!!!! NOT! I was sooo hungry!!! Not cool guys! However you looked lovely in your suits and we’re definitely fun to work with. Kelly especially 🙂 (and no, before you get any ideas it’s not like that! Lol Kelly’s gay we just had a blast on set)
To Tifah and Jasmine: Tifah, thank you for being a lovely dog!!!! (Jasmine most of the credit for that goes to you) Thank you Jasmine for being so accommodating and allowing me to pose with your darling canine.
To Scott (editorial photographer) thank you for the stunning images, and for working with me in the rain! I know it wasn’t the best conditions but hey we pulled it off! I love the spread! If you ever need a model please let me know it was a pleasure working with you.
To Trena: (hair and makeup editorial) lady, you’re such a talent. Thank you for having me at your makeup class, for all the laughs about our kitty children! Anytime you need me again you know how to find me 🙂
And for the make fashion editorial:
To Jason: my Jason, my Junicorn.Where would I be without you? So glad to have started this journey with you honey, now let’s cheers to a great year and never having to style around that hat again! (The big red one)
To Ivonne: thank you for the beautiful makeup, the giggles, and sharing your beauty with me. Lady you need to get back to modelling! So stunning.
To Edward Ross: your photography is absolutely out of this world. Thank you for having me on the Makerland shoot, should you ever need a new muse please contact me!
To Kenzie, Stacey, Amie,: thank you for the most stand out outfit! The hat (even tho it was a heavy hat) absolutely made that outfit, and I’m so honored I was the model you chose to pull it off. The dress was killer, the open back I think was the big wow factor! Way to go ladies! I’m so proud of what you have achieved! I look forward to possibly being your muse again at Make Fashion 2015!
I’d say pinch me I’m dreaming, but this isn’t a dream anymore, my dream actually came true.
This year I did fall down the rabbit hole, but I came out somewhere magical that I could never have anticipated. Thank you, for everyone and all the magic you bring to my life.
FOR BEHIND THE SCENES CHECK OUT:
These pictures do not do the magazine justice. They are simply for those of you who can’t get access to the magazine. If you would like to purchase one they are available across Alberta at:
Shoppers Drug Mart
If you’re not in Alberta message me on here and I’ll see what I can do about sending you one. Again, thank you to everyone who’s supported me on this journey.
MORE IMAGES IN THE MAGAZINE!!!!! HEAD TO STANDS TO GET YOURS AFTER DEC 17TH!
ALL IMAGES BELONG TO LUXE MAGAZINE AND THE RESPECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS! THESE ARE ONLY REPRESENTATIONS OF THE PAGES.
MAGAZINE: LUXE BY CALGARY BRIDE
DRESS: DIANNE GIBSON OF GIBSON GIRL DESIGNS
DESIGN LYNN FLETCHER WEDDINGS
FEATURE: JENNY AND RASHA of DIVA SALON AND SPADIVA SALON AND SPA BOOK JENNY OR RASHA
EDITORIAL: UNCHAINED MELODY: TRENA LAINE MAKEUP
EDITORIAL: MAKERLAND: Jason Mellor JAMI SYMONS SALON TO BOOK JASON MELLORand Ivonne Beeskow
FEATURE VENUE:ENDEAVOR ARTS GALLERY
EDITORIAL (UNCHAINED)VENUE: HERITAGE PARK
EDITORIAL (MAKERLAND( VENUE: FULLER EDGE STUDIO