Imagine the excitement of walking to the edge of Bryant Park where half the shot is calmness with greenery and trees and the other half is craziness with yellow taxis and cars zooming past. It was the quintessential shot that everyone dreams of getting - huge skyscrapers in the background with bonus points for catching a yellow cab in the back. Me, a micro influencer getting photographed by a clothing brand, with a legit camera instead of the Iphone 7 plus that my Instagram hubby uses, complete with a huge round reflector. Like - what??
This was a low key shoot with their team but for me - what a dream! I had to change outfits and looked for a restroom inside the public library. When i went in, of course my head-space went straight to visions of Carrie Bradshaw in her Vivienne Westwood dress with huge blue feathers adorning her head, dropping the cell phone as Mr. Big told her he needed reassurance. Ahh! The interior was so surreal with a grand staircase, beautiful windows letting in just the right amount of sunlight, arched doorways and vaulted ceilings. I was on cloud 9.
I kept thinking to myself - how lucky am I????? I'm back home. I'm back in the city i love. I'm doing what I love, creating content, and working with my first love of fashion. And they chose me to shoot!! It all goes to show, that you just need to keep working on what you love, trusting the process, and trusting that your hard work will pay off in the end. I'm a big believer that your settings play a big factor in your attitude and your happiness so surround yourself with inspiring things and beings.
Thank you so much Maggy London for working with me on 2 projects and for giving me the chance to enjoy NYC from the other side of the lens. What a treat for someone who's slowly figuring out their path. #blessed