Today I’m revealing the latest item I crossed off my #bucketlist!
It all started when I saw this ad:
I was like…this has my name written all over it!
I’m a homeowner, I’m old AND I can’t act!
I immediately sent off an email along with my favorite photo of all time.
A month later I found out that I was chosen!!
They thought I looked like a nice person.
So on Friday, April 30th I crossed off the number one item on my bucket list…Professional Photo shoot!
The company who hired me was Ortega’s Appliance Service. They were rebranding their company and I was honored to be chosen to be a part of it.
The owners, Manny and Annette, along with their son Derrik were super nice.
Here are some behind the scene shots I took of everyone involved:
This is the Ortega family. Behind me is Randall, the photographer. He flew in from Denver to do this shoot.
Oh…my gosh, Randall was so much fun! It was like spending the day with one of my brothers.
I had done my own makeup, but the ‘on set’ makeup artist, Jacqueline, added to it to make me look the best I possibly could. Thanks girl!
This is the lovely and talented Talaya. She, along with myself were the ‘typical homeowners’ for the day.
Here is Randall doing his thing.
That’s Stanley. He’s a filmmaker and also works for Ortega’s. He is the one that placed the ad. He told me that day that I was one of the first people to respond to the ad. It was that fact, along with my photo and what I said in my email, that got me the job.
What did I write?
I wrote that I WAS your typical homeowner. That was it!
I beat out like 50 other people.
These photos will be used on Ortega’s Appliance Service’s website and all their print based advertising for the next couple of years.
I chose just a few to show you.
Without further ado, I give you me…AKA the ‘typical homeowner’!
Can we take a moment to talk about what I’m wearing? I was instructed to bring clothing that represented a busy mom-on-the-go and/or a busy professional.
My first thought, as always, was that I have nothing to wear. But I resisted the temptation to head to the thrift store and ‘shopped’ my own closet.
I decided to go with an old jacket and jeans (these were the ones that my husband dyed for me) from WHBM, an old tee shirt from Target and thrifted jewelry.
After the photo shoot we goofed around in the yard.
I’m so glad I put myself out there and got to have this experience. I would definitely do this again!
When is the last time you put yourself out there?
What are you waiting for?
Photo Credit: Randall Erkelens (Denver, CO)
Speaking of putting yourself out there…could you please take a moment and vote for me as Best Blogger in Albuquerque The Magazine’s Best of the City? Just click on the link, enter your name, scroll down until you see People. Then you will see Best Blogger. Just type in Darlene Fadem at whosaprettygirl. I’m hoping to have enough votes to make the Top 5. Thank you so, so much!!!