I don't know how to explain it, but the universe listens. Ask, work hard, and you shall receive!
With so many Calgary based makeup artists it's hard not to get competitive and jump on every collaboration opportunity to help network and gain exposure. However, I've always felt that not all exposure is necessarily beneficial, and I personally refuse to compromise my elegant edge. If you have an image, brand, or style that you are trying to represent as an artist it is so important to stay true to yourself. In doing so the right people will be drawn towards your work, and you will make the best fit connections I promise!
I personally feel so blessed to have worked with such amazing models and photographers since launching my website only 6 months ago. There are a few photographers in particular who I've had my eyes on for a while now but have admired from a far. John Tabingo is absolutely one of them, so I am sure you can imagine how over the moon I was when he reached out to me (definite fangirl moment). All I can say is that he was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is extremely kind, knows how to make everyone feel at ease, and he knows what he wants! He is so good at giving direction and capturing that perfect moment. I mean look at the photo on the right above. Need I say more? Didn't think so!
All in all, the purpose of this post is to share a little encouragement and give a special shout out. To anyone reading this, I hope it goes to show what is possible and what energies can do! Be true to who you are and don't ever give that up for anyone. Put your best and most authentic self out there then see what comes back your way!