Ok, so here I am in the Dominican Republic, on my Honeymoon, enjoying this beautiful weather and perfect scenery…
…and then I look down at my phone(I know…I’m on my Honeymoon, I shouldn’t be looking at my emails…lol)…but what would that have gotten me?…Ha! Anyway, there was an email from Women’s Running Magazine asking me if I’d, “Like” to shoot Christy Turlington for their March/April 2012 issue. Ummm…well….you know…Yea!
To shoot one of the original Supermodels of our time, and a personal favorite of mine…. Aaaaamazing!! It turned out to be a really wonderful shoot. She’s absolutely one of the nicest people I’ve ever shot. Beyond being physically beautiful, as has been captured for her entire career as a model, she’s also a great human being.
Much of the feature in the magazine covers Christy’s foundation, www.everymothercounts.org. It seeks to help increase education and support for mothers and their children’s health. Did you know that a woman dies every 90 seconds from complications of pregnancy? Neither did I before I met Christy. You wouldn’t think that in today’s world, this could still be happening. Please check out the foundation link above for more information. Christy also directed a documentary film, “No Woman, No Cry”, in which she travels to four parts of the world where maternal care is desperately needed. You can see more about her film here, “No Woman, No Cry” Film.
It was truly an honor to meet and photograph her.
Can you believe she’s a mother of two? Insanity… :)
Here are the results of our shoot…
Here’s a little behind the scenes video of our shoot. :)
I must thank my wonderful team for their amazing work here.
Photography: James Weber, www.jamesweberstudio.com
Hair Stylist: Giovanni Giuntoli, www.giovannigiuntoli.com
Makeup Artist: Tamah K, www.seemanagement.com
Art Direction: Melissa Mellert
1st Assistant: James Sullivan, http://www.1prophoto.com
2nd Assistant/Videographer: Jesus Baez
Thanks to David Zimand for the portrait of me in the contributor photo. It was taken at the May 5th, “Art for the Cause” event for my foundation, The Leukemia Needs Foundation. www.leukneeds.org
It was nice of the magazine to do a little behind the scenes of the shoot. We had such a great time shooting it. It all happened in 2 hours. Hair/Makeup/Photography, and even a small interview during hair and makeup. It’s amazing how much you can get done when you have to. :)
We had some fun at the end of the shoot with her in her, “Every Mother Counts” t-shirt. I LOVED her energy!
Thanks so much for checking this out…more to come soon. I’m working on a little video behind the scenes right now…check back later for that…