It's safe to say I've done my fair share of photoshoots. Months of preparation, outfit changes, hair, make up, set up, lighting, 500 photos, 20 usable ones and then...THE BLOOPERS! Those little moments the camera catches you at your absolute worst and perhaps funniest lol. When going thru my photos or having my photographers go thru them to pick which ones we want to use, I will always always ask for bloopers.
My make up is all done, my eye brows are on point, my hair is slayed, I'm feeling like a million bucks! Flipping through the photos we've just taken feeling like a movie star! And then just like that, I'm humbly brought back to reality by seeing my true self in a blooper. LOL! I don't know why, but i love it! I guess I'm just more comfortable being in goofy mode than serious model mode. haha.
The point of all this being, I get so many messages and comments and DM's from women saying they wish they could have photos taken of themselves. Or how they wish they were as beautiful as me...which blows my mind! Im just this plus size girl who takes a chance on herself! Thats really all it is! YOU are beautiful! YOU can do exactly what I do! And YOU can be beautiful just like YOU!! You don't have to be like anyone else!
So here are a few blooper photos just to brighten up your day and let you know that its really not that serious!!!
Photography By www.ryanwalvoord.com
And My Husband Alexander Robles haha
When your nose itches in between smiles...
When your husband is your photographer and tries to get sassy
When your hair tie snaps in the middle of fixing your "messy" topknot.
When you are set up for an outfit post and someone walks infront of your shot...
When they say Yoga will give you balance...
When your photographer says CATCH... but be sexy
When a bug tries to fly in your face and play you...
When your photographer says try one without the glasses but you are blind as a bat..
When your photographer says Point your toe but you feel jaws is going to snatch you off your waterfall
When your photographer says be sexy and seductive with the straw...
I still can't believe I get to write this... but I was on a cover of a magazine! Not just any magazine, a Plus Size Woman's Christian Magazine. I know! Im shook to the core! lol. I'm so incredibly thankful for such a wonderful opportunity and for all the love and support I've received from everyone. Here is my cover and spread. If you would like to receive a hard copy of the magazine you can click the link below and order it! Please let me know if you do get a hard copy! :)
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"Well, you see. We don't think she is quite old enough just yet."- The school staff replied.
"Absurd! Our little Princess loves to dance! And she loves her ballet outfit."- Her Grandmother said.
"Yes we know, but you see.. she gets all dressed up in her tights and tutu. Gets in front of the mirrors in the dance studio...and then all she does is gaze at herself in the mirror and play with her tutu. She doesn't do the routines or anything. She just wants to stare at herself in the mirror." - the ballet teacher said.
And that was the story of my short lived ballet career. Started and ended at the age of 3. LOL. In my spirit (and in the four walls of my bedroom), I was a Prima Ballerina. I longed for a chance to have the fancy pink pointe shoes with the satin ribbons that laced up your leg. To stand on my tippy toes and gracefully twirl like a beautiful ballerina. Needless to say when the opportunity to collaberate with an amazing women's magazine came about and we were discussing ideas, I totally jumped at the chance to channel my inner little girl and become that Ballerina. Even if only for 3hours!
Impact Dance Studio www.impactdanceacademy.net
Professional Ballerina- Ashley Walvoord
All Photos by Ryan Walvoord- www.ryanwalvoord.com
Pointe shoes purchased at: Discount Dance Supply in Rancho Cucamonga, CA