We were recently contacted by a national magazine to contribute to an article (slated to publish in October) about the best shopping advice ever. Of course, our advice centered on the best tips for shopping at thrift stores. We submitted our tips, but when they asked us for our professional head shot, we told them we realized we’d never had professional photos shot! Our first plan of action to remedy the problem was to call in some of Houston’s best professionals to make us look fab . . . Quy Tran, the photographer who did our Yahoo! wedding shoot, and Jessica Mussleman (our Yahoo! bride), an Arbonne makeup artist.
The morning of the shoot, my home was transferred into a studio of sorts. We were so fortunate that the glam squad came to us, and Jessica not only did our makeup, but gave us a full tutorial! The breakfast area became the makeup “green room” area and the living room was transformed into a photo studio!
Quy Tran is one of the most professional photographers you will ever meet! He is always on-time and the quality of his photos are top notch, plus he brought the studio to us!
During the shoot we not only wanted “professional” pictures but something a little more goofy . . . like us. We aren’t attorney’s or doctors, we are the queen’s of thrift! Have you seen some of our “twinning” pictures we post on Facebook?
After looking at the first round of pictures, Jen pointed out that they looked a little stiff, which is so not like us. She asked me, “do you have any crowns?” At first, I said no (seriously, who has princess crowns just lying around their house!), but then I thought about it for a minute and you know what, I did have a few sparkly crowns tucked away. I guess I will have a hard time explaining to my neighbors why Jen and I were all “glammed” up at 11:00 a.m., standing in my front yard with crowns on our heads, getting our picture taken!