Do you believe in Big Magic?? I completely do after I had to opportunity model for a LuLaRoe photo shoot. Modeling for LuLaRoe was something I never thought would happen.
How I got this Opportunity
At the beginning of May my LuLaBestie, Lizann and I travelled to a LuLaRoe Success Live training in California. As luck would have it the Celebrate 5 Birthday party was happening the night before our training started. We arrived in California, hit up Joia (THE best accessory store), and got all decked out in our best Elegant Collection. The birthday party was a lot of fun. We got a sneak peak at the American Dreams Collection, met Mark and DeAnne, met Patrick Winget (head designer for LuLaRoe), and socialize with other retailers. During the party another friend and I went to the restroom and THE Amelia was in it. My friend and Amelia chatted for a few minutes about a photo shoot she had been in. Then Amelia looked at me and said “You should be in a photo shoot! Message me at this email.” Then she ran off to do something for the party. I didn’t catch the email but made it a point to contact her through social media that night. Amelia is the photographer for all the LuLaRoe shoots.
Big Magic Happens
Almost a month later Lizann and I were off to Arizona for SassyCon, a two day convention held by our business coach. On the second day of the convention one of the speakers talked about putting your dreams out into the universe. I had kept the conversation with Amelia in the back of my mind since the LuLaRoe birthday party. Lizann looked at me and said “You need to write it down.” I had been carrying around a list of life dreams for a couple months and pulled it out to add “Be in a LuLaRoe photo shoot” to it. SassyCon ended and I headed to the airport with a few other friends. As we all waited for our flights, I checked my email and had received one from someone at home office. The email said that they wanted me to fill out a form to be put on the potential models list! I filled it out right then and travelled home. The next day I was at a movie and happened to check my email (before the movie started, I’m not on of those people). I had another email from home office saying they wanted me to come out the following week for a photo shoot!
The Photo Shoot
The following week, I flew to California to be in an actual LuLaRoe photo shoot. I couldn’t believe that in less than a week and a half my dream was actually happening. There were six other models and when we arrived at the set for the first day we were finally told what the shoot was for. We had been kept in the dark until that point. It was the photo shoot for VISION! Vision is the annual LuLaRoe convention. I almost started crying (I didn’t because I was already getting makeup done) because it was such a big and amazing shoot to be part of. The theme for the shoot was “Color and Light”. We all wore different monochromatic looks (one all yellow, one all teal, one all blue, you get the picture). Each outfit was amazing and have your makeup and hair done professional is incredible. Seriously my hair and makeup never look that good. The first set was at a super fun location. The ceiling was made of LED lights that could change colors. They also used some standing LED lights that changed colors. The very last set up of the day was a rainbow theme. We each wore different colors and some of us had to stand on these enormous cubes. I literally had two inches between the top of my head and the ceiling. The second day of the shoot was just as fun if not more. We shot at a different location and continued with the various colors that weren’t done the day before. My absolute favorite look was the all black one. I wore a black velvet Elegant Jill over a Noir Amelia with the LuLaRoe Supply moto jacket.
Modeling for LuLaRoe Take Aways
Modeling for LuLaRoe was amazing and once in a lifetime opportunity! Not only was it an incredible experience but I learned so much in just those two days. The styling team was phenomenal to work with (Kelsey the lead stylist is so talented). Watching the styling team work helped me learn new ways to style pieces and I’ve been pushing myself to try new things in my daily outfits (go check my Instagram to see them!). Amelia is an unbelievably talented photographed. The most important lesson I learned from her is to be confident in yourself. That confidence shows in the photos. Photos with fake confidence look that exact way. Stand with your shoulders back and stand tall. Modeling is also hard work! My feet hurt at the end of each day and I was exhausted. My biggest take away is to always put your dreams out into the universe. You never know when they will come true.