Woman’s Day photo shoot
Woman’s Day magazine was here today for a photo shoot!
Wait, did I just say that? Somebody PINCH me!
Before I share deets about the day, here’s how it all started.
While I really enjoy blogging, I feel a greater sense of accomplishment if I set little goals for myself. So my latest goal was to have my blog mentioned in a magazine. Now, I’m not talking about a full-blown spread or anything…I meant like a tiny blurb at the bottom of a page that mentions Maple & Magnolia. That was my goal. Since I’ve never submitted any of my work to any magazines, I’m not sure how I thought I would accomplish that???
So my parents were here visiting in October and one day I shared the goal with my mom. Later that afternoon, I checked my email and had the following message in my inbox…
I’m the articles director at Woman’s Day magazine and I recently came across your blog Maple & Magnolia when I was doing research for an upcoming organizing article. I was very impressed with your kitchen pantry makeover and I’d love to feature it (and you) in an upcoming issue of Woman’s Day. I know our readers would enjoy hearing about how you organized the space. Please email me or give me a call and I’ll fill you in on all the details. I hope you’re interested and I look forward to hearing from you.
I was stunned. I thought it was a joke since I’d just mentioned it hours earlier.
Once I knew it was legit, I did a big ol’ happy dance! 🙂
Fast forward to today….the photo shoot.
Let me just say that I had no clue how much work went into a photo shoot! I thought it was just snap, snap, snap, that’s it. Wrong. I have a huge amount respect for people in this biz!
WD sent a hair & makeup stylist, a wardrobe stylist, and a photographer. I felt like a celeb! Kinda like Kim Kardashian only shorter, chubbier and drama-free! 😉
None of the photos are great…my husband was trying to stay out of the way when he took them and there was a lot of photography equipment.
Each time I changed positions hair & makeup and wardrobe would have to readjust me.
Jim took this from the other room.
It was such a fun day! A huge thank you to Woman’s Day, Theresa, Carley, and Lucas. You guys rock!
And an even bigger thank you to my awesome husband who delayed a business trip till this afternoon so he could be home for moral support (which I desperately needed)! Love you!
The article will be in the March issue of Woman’s Day. YIPPEE!