Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Morgan's Modeling Session

Not too long ago, we ended up signing Morgan up with a modeling agency here in the area. I tell ya, you really have to be careful and check these agents out before signing up with one. We feel comfortable with the agent that we've choosen to represent her.

Anyhow, Morgan had a "Teen Power Shoot" not too long ago. The "Power Shoot" included an eight hour day of changing into four different outfits that they provided, having a makeup artist to do her makeup, a hair stylist and then being photographed by four professional photographers. Whew! What a day it was! Morgan was so excited and nervous all at the same time.

The agency really didn't want the parents to stick around because of the possibility of the teenagers getting nervous while being photographed. Sorry! I wasn't about to just leave my child in the company of ALL strangers just yet. I really like the lady that we are working with at the agency, but still I needed to check things out first. Sooooo, I stuck around for a few hours. Believe it or not, Morgan was perfectly fine with it. In fact, when I told her that I felt comfortable in leaving her alone with the other 15 or so teenagers, she asked me to stay. Imagine that? From a teenager??? lol!

Anyhow, it was an awesome experience for her! She was able to experience how real models have to rush with having to choose an outfit, then running to the next station to get her makeup done or freshened up, then rushing to the next station to get her hair fixed a different way. It was a bit chaotic to say the least. It was tiring me out just watching all of these girls. Okay, one thing that I didn't care for AT ALL and I know that in the real life of modeling this is how it is....but all the photographers were males, right? Well, you had teenagers who would literally strip down to their bra and underwear and change into their next outfit. Morgan was the total odd ball here. She would run alllllllll the way down the long hall to get to the ladies' restroom to change into her next outfit. This is something that I did not care for at all! But then again, I am sure that it's like this in the real world of modeling, right? Hmmmmmmm.....I later asked Morgan if she would be able to do that. She said, "Noooooooooooooooooooooo!" Hmmmm....will she actually get a choice if she ever goes into real modeling?

Okay, here's a few pictures of Morgan that were taken that day.











Okay, for the most part, I liked all of them except for the last two pictures. She was made to look a bit older and not like a teenager, but I guess that's to be expected.

I hope that everyone is having a great week so far. It's almost friiiiiiiiiiiiiiday!!!!!!

46 comments:

Lee said...

I actually thought she looked older in the first ones, and the LAST ones were my favorites.

Melissa Miller said...

I knew it!!!! :)

That Morgan would be a model that is!
She is a beautiful girl. The pictures all came out amazing.
I really like the last two photos in the black dress. She does look a little bit older but they are so good.

May all her modeling dreams come true.

Have a wonderful and blessed Easter Daphine.
~Melissa :)

Kristin said...

Hey Daphine! I was just thinking about you earlier as I drove around town, and I was just thanking God for bringing you into my life. You are such a sweet friend to me!

Morgan is absolutely beautiful! I really like the first shot....it looks so fresh and natural. I hope her dreams come true.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!!

Robyn said...

She is very beautiful! I Love all the pictures. That must have been an awesome day for her!

Lee said...

And hey, I was just wondering if I could tinker with them and edit them a bit.
They're beautiful the way they are, but I never have any new raw pictures to work with.
So just let me know. :) I won't be publishing them or anything. It's just for some fun.

linda said...

Wow, what beautiful pictures and what a beautiful daughter! I bet Morgan was in heaven at the photo shoot. From the looks of the photos, it looks like she had a great time.

I don't blame you for staying with her at the photo shoot, that would have been me too!

Angie said...

Beautiful! I know you are so proud of her! Good for you for staying with her - I would too!

Wendy said...

Wow! The pictures are stunning!!!!! I would have totally stayed at the shoot too!
..x..

Liz said...

Daphine,

Those pictures are GREAT! She is so beautiful! I love the first one! It sounds like it was a really fun experience. I hope you are having a great week!

Denise said...

She is so very beautiful, great pictures.

Angela said...

Morgan is so beautiful!! It's good that she could get a little taste of the modeling world to see if it is something she would like to pursue.

I didn't enter the modeling world till I was 33. I don't know if I could have handled the pressures had I started in my teens. I was a pretty private person...never would I have changed clothes in front of anyone. I'm used to it now...having done some runway for Toronto's Fashion Week and some smaller events. But I've never been in an awkward spot where I had to change in front of men. Maybe I've just been lucky...who knows.

It's good that you got to stay with her. Photographers don't like parents to stick around...but the choice is yours.

The modeling world loves to take young girls and make them look ten years older. Morgan looks great young or old.

Amy said...

What an awesome experience. The pictures are great. And wow.. she does look older in the last two! :)

I too would be right there with my child. -- Great parenting! :)

Lorrie said...

What great pictures Daphine--and a fun experience for Morgan--she is beautiful. I would've stayed with her too!

Have a blessed Easter friend!

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Daphine,
Your Morgan is a beautiful girl and it looks like she was having fun. The pictures are great! But I would have stayed with her too, you did the right thing! Have a wonderfully blessed week!

Stacey said...

Oh my goodness she's beautiful! I had wondered if y'all were persuing that possibility. The first picture is my fave!!

Mama Hen said...

She is so pretty!

bookbabie said...

She's beautiful! My daughter took some classes like that and they really did teach her some lasting lessons.

Laura said...

Beautiful daughter and beautiful pictures!!!

Have you found a mascara you like yet?? :) Have a great day!

Cortney said...

Morgan's beautiful. She could be on the next America's Next Top Model!

Darlene said...

Morgan's pictures are all GORGEOUS! She is so beautiful. I know she had a great eye-opening experience at the model photo shoot. What FUN!!

Jennifer England said...

My favorites are the close ups of her in all pink. She is so beautiful. And I agree, the last two are almost too much...I mean, she looks like a knock-out, but that's probably not the look a mom wants to see right now. And unfortunately in teh biz, it probably is the norm to just strip down in the open. But I'm with you...not so comfortable with that. They at least need a sheet or something to walk behind to change. Well, keep us posted on how it all goes. She certainly has the look to be a model, now we just have to see if this is God's plan for her future...or at least part of it.

Heather said...

she really does look older in the last two. especially the 2nd from last! wow! they all look great. good for her going to the restroom to change. i would have done the same thing too.

He And Me + 3 said...

Gorgeous! Wow...she has some gorgeous headshots there. Did she totally enjoy all the pampering? My Model does. It is actually nice for them to get that much attention once in a while...my model is the middle child. LOL

Alicia said...

How beautiful!! I loved all of them, but my faves were the first and last ones!

I think she has been able to experience what many girls would like to!! Does she still have alot of interest to do it?

Tell her she did a great job!!! Just gorgeous!

Melissa said...

She is gorgeous!

My favorite was the one on the yellow/green wall with the red sweater and jeans.

Yah, the getting down to bra and panties in front of all those guys would bother me too, but I'm sure it's all part and parcel of the modleing scene.

Mod Girl said...

Morgan is a beautiful girl! And, I applaud your watchful parenting... that Morgan would ask you to stay is a testimony to your sweet mother-daughter relationship.

My favorite shots... the ones of her in the scarf. They're fresh and natural and girlish!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

She's beautiful...I think the ones with the scarf are my favorites.

Nicolle said...

WoW!!!! These pictures are amazing. She is gorgeous! My favorite is the 2nd to the last one. She looks like a cover model there! Good for you for taking charge and staying with her too. I think parents should be involved in this!! You're a great mom!

Ginger said...

I know you are so proud! The photos are just beautiful. She is such a lovely young lady. Way to go staying with her!

Beth E. said...

Wow...she does look older in the last two!!! Morgan is absolutely beautiful. What a fun experience for her!

Blessings this Easter season, Daphine!

(HUGS)

LisaShaw said...

She's beautiful.

I pray a blessed Resurrection weekend for you and your family.

Praise JESUS!

Love ya.

Jennifer said...

BEE U TEE FUL! Wow! Love em all!

michele said...

She is SO beautiful!!! What a fun experience and good for you for being involved and cautious. I respect that.

Nicolle said...

Daphine, you are so sweet for leaving me such nice comments. Happy Easter to you and your awesome family! You are such a good bloggy friend, and a wonderful example of a kind and generous person! :)

Shauna said...

Hope you have a blessed and Happy Easter weekend :) ♥ HUGS ♥

Tess Jones said...

Wow you have such a beautiful daughter. I really love the first shot, thats my fav. I like how natural it looks. She did a wonderful job.

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Loved all the pictures. I have to say I loved the pics with the scarf best. I know what you mean about looking older. It is something we have to get use to, they do get older!
Thanks for the sweet comments you left for me. It is a very sad time for me, I am trying to keep busy.
happy Easter!
denise

LisaShaw said...

I popped back over Sweet Sister to wish you, your husband and family a beautiful, blessed Resurrection Sunday.

I'm glad to be on this beautiful journey in Christ with you.

Katie said...

How fun. Do you have to pay this lady? I was under the impression if they make money off your child then they get a cut. People tell me I should put Lauren in modeling? Your daughter is really pretty you have ever right to be careful around men you don't know.

April said...

Hey girl~
I've sure missed visiting with you...it's been too long!

Oh, Daphine, you have one gorgeous girl on your hands! She is incredibly photogenic! I won't be at all surprised one day to see her gracing the pages of Cosmo or something like it! There is no way I could ever choose a favorite...they're all amazing!

I wish Morgan the absolute very best as she chases her dreams!

Have a blessed Easter, sweet friend!

Living on the Spit said...

She is really so beautiful and has a different look to offer the clients that might book her.

I wouldn't have left her there alone either.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Daphine, she is an absolute doll! lOVE these pics of her. Just precious.

I'm glad you stayed, and I'm glad she has the modesty to run down the hall to change. :-)

Love all the pics. Great job, Morgan!

Happy Easter to you, precious Daphine and to all of your sweet family!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Brandi said...

She is beautiful!
I actually LOVE the last two pics - sorry mom!
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter today! Kenyon, Kaeden, and I were in Dallas for the weekend - I thought about contacting you while I was there - but we were there for such a short time and I had a class on Friday. Next time though - I'd love to meet you in person!

Life with Kaishon said...

OH NO! She looks SO grown up! And very beatiful! It's hard to watch our babies grow up, isn't it? I can't wait to see how this works out for her! She is a lovely girl!

Divamom said...

Those pictures are awesome! She is so pretty! Do you mind sharing with me what agency you used? My daughter would like to try modeling too, but I didn't even know where to start. I see you are in Dallas (?), and I'm in Fort Worth, so if it's not too far I'd love to try her out there. I wanted somewhere that I too, would feel comfortable with the people. I also like how they had her dressed. Very age appropriate!

Be Blessed!
~Chondra

Jill said...

These are great!!!!!!