This past month we have done more photoshoots than ever before, not just for our own use at virtuousprom.com, but also for the March Modest Prom edition of Shine Magazine. We’ve worked with wonderful new models and photographers, made new styles come to life and run around like the proverbial chicken with its head cut off.
The latter half of the month has been especially hectic, with six photoshoots (including one 7.5 hour one) crammed into two weeks. There have been moments of incredible highs, like when we got back the stock photographs for our dress Katniss from TED Photography…
… and low valleys, caused mostly by sleep deprivation, especially this last week when we could barely remember our own names and definitely didn’t remember the day of the week. Is today Friday? No, it’s Monday! You know things are bad when Mondays feel like the end of the week.
Through it all we have been thankful for it all – the chance to work with gorgeously beautiful, kind, wonderful models, amazingly talented photographers, generous helpers of every kind and long enduring seamstresses. We’ve also been grateful for the chance to learn and grow through the adversities. For one shoot, our photographer canceled an hour and a half beforehand, but this too was a chance to reign in panic and anxiety and substitute it for solution oriented thinking.
In reflecting on this past month, we echo the words of Paul to the Philippians: I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
And now, ladies and gentlemen, I have a very dissatisfied puppy to attend to. Poor Bailey has felt very neglected this month and has even learned how to turn off my laptop to get my attention.
Signing off for now for puppy snuggles,
The Virtuous Prom Team