In my quest to push myself to try new things, I decided to do a video for my Instagram account. I had Brendan Stonestreet from Las Vegas Videography do it. He does amazing work. Plus, if it’s your first video he only charges $50.00…a $200.00 savings!
I decided to keep my outfit classic with this thrifted Ann Taylor dress.
When I saw these photos, even I was like…”I look good!”
Yeah, well…all bets were off when it came to seeing this dress on me in the bright light of day. Every lump, bump and roll was right, front and center. I couldn’t have chosen a worse outfit to wear.
Here’s how the whole video experience went down.
Brendan showed up a few minutes early, which is always a HUGE plus in my book. Plus, I found him to be personable, intelligent and passionate about what he does, which is always a good thing. We decided to do the shoot right here in Sun City at one of the beautiful grassy areas.
You all know I always stand in front of the white office door in my house doing my ONE signature pose, so shooting this outdoors was SO out of my comfort zone. Plus the fact that the wind was blowing my hair around…sigh
Brendan couldn’t have been nicer but I felt SO stiff most of the whole hour he was shooting.
See, look how stiff I am! Ugh…
He tried to give me direction but apparently you can’t teach a mid-life fashion blogger a new trick.
The fact that my heels were sinking into the grass wasn’t helping. Geez…when did I become such a complainer!
He would show me the different shots he took as we went along. But you all know I can’t see…
Technology has come such a long way. He used his iPhone 6s along with that really cool looking camera to do the entire video.
I have to say that finally at the very end I was feeling more adventurous. When I pulled out my cell phone to use as a prop I felt very comfortable and it shows when you see me playing peek-a-boo with it. It’s my favorite part of the entire video. My least favorite part of the video is anywhere it shows my belly, or slouchy shoulders or flabby arms. But you know what, that’s me. I’m no longer 20, I no longer way 115 lbs. and I’m not a size 4. But I also realize that I shouldn’t wear this dress again until I lose 5 pounds and I need to cover my arms, because it ain’t pretty.
Would I do another video? Yes, yes I would. But I would wear something more casual and probably do a few shots of alcohol first.
Brendan sets all his videos to music and does a fab job of picking out the perfect song. In this case, I picked out the song…
Justin Timberlake’s “I’m Bringing Sexy Back”.
Because I’m anything BUT sexy.😉
So, without further ado, here it is!