As usual I’m traveling like crazy. Came home from Chicago on Wednesday and have been playing catch-up ever since. Often it seems like life is nothing but playing catch-up, I guess this is what they mean about, “You work harder when self-employed.” I know, Iâ€™ve worked more hours than I ever have in my life, per week, now that I work for myself.
Tomorrow is Monday, pack-out day for the next Virgin Islands trip, our ninth workshop there. Itâ€™s going to be a spectacular one as weâ€™re changing everything. The last three Virgin Islands trips some of the models and other hired help became too complacent. Iâ€™ve learned my lesson, rotate the talent, so weâ€™ve got four new models going, our only two returning veterans are Playboy model Laura F., and sheâ€™s really been away while at school for a year, so sheâ€™s like a fresh new model, and of course this monthâ€™s Playboy Hot Housewife Kellie Maines.
Of the four new models, one is fairly new, but thanks to â€œStereoâ€ while filming my newest video in Chicago, I was able to work with her and right there on the spot I told her, â€œYouâ€™re going to the Virgin Islands.â€ The other new model Iâ€™ve been dying to work with for sometime, she comes highly-published from Toronto, Canada and after our workshop is on the way to the Playboy Mansion. The third new model Iâ€™ve worked with before down at our recent Atlanta workshop, sheâ€™ll add diversity with her Asian looks. Finally, our fourth new model is a hot jalapeÃ±o from Texas who I recently photographed for my own upcoming books.
Weâ€™ve replaced our former make-up artist with the talented Stephanie from Atlanta. Sheâ€™s a hoot and a former military police sergeant and civilian police officer with the sweetest voice while carrying a big stickâ€”sheâ€™ll be my second in command and her military training helps as sheâ€™s already coordinating the models and photographers, before our arrival. Many thanks to Paul Hu for introducing her to me! She was a big hit in Atlanta and all the models there loved her and personally requested her as one of the new MUAâ€™s. Weâ€™ll also rotate MUAâ€™s for our VI trips as Stephanie still has her full-time job in Atlanta and I can only use so much of her vacation time.
Well now we have today, Iâ€™m headed this morning to a private residence to do another private shoot. This one is the wife of a local surgeon and sheâ€™s pumped to get some great shots. Like all my private clients, we talked and meet before hand. Iâ€™m happy too that Wendy, our MUA from Austin, is the type that will help transform my client into a state of mind that will make my creativity easier. Sure to be a great shoot as they have a lovely residence and barely down the street. Well have to run, wishing everyone a great Sunday, rg sends!
I just signed up for the November ’08 USVI workshop! So you need to update those “sold” numbers ASAP! Over 14 months in advance!!!! How’s that for planning? I am expecting that one to be spectacular…It was great to be a part of the first “one on one” workshop, despite a few bumps I had a great time, met some great people, and got some great shots…I know you’re busy…talk to you later.
BTW…should I plan on bringing my own lobster this time around?