Posts tagged ‘meet and greet’

January 20, 2011

Back To Where It All Began…

Come on out to an old fashioned M&G.  A chance to network with other like-minded folks, all for no charge (unless you decided to order food from the restaurant, and then you’re on your own)!  In the past, these events were a blast… let’s make the first one in well over a year be even better!

RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/chicagomodelphotographyinsiders/calendar/16113156/

Check out our awesome venue here: http://www.mrbeefpizza.com/

September 27, 2010

Saturday!!

The event is coming up FAST!  And boy do we have a lot going on!  Here are some of our most notable updates:

  • We’ve opened up 3 more all day spots for photographers!  Hurry up and register now to secure one of these coveted spots!
  • Stiletto Squad is bringing their Pink Label out to shoot with some of our models!  Exciting! 🙂
  • Videographer Steven Hiller will be donating his time and expertise to video the entire day’s events!
  • We have raised over $900 at this point, and with 17 spots available at $30 each and 3 at $45 each, that’s an extra $645 (minus Eventbrite and Paypal fees) to be made!  Even if we just fill half of those spots, we’ll easily hit our $1000 goal!

So please, continue to help spread the word and help us book up these last 20 model and photographer spots for Saturday!

April 14, 2010

Random Mini-Updates

Articles for Model Insider
So it looks like I’ll be writing some articles for www.modelinsider.com at some point.  Both some new content, and converting some of my blogs into articles.  Neato! 🙂 Should be really awesome.  Articles I write for them, I’ll likely partially post here and link there, so ya’ll can read them… but I gotta see what the agreements are and whatnot.

Print at Bridal Shop
Took a print that Laura Ann made for the bridal shop I got my wedding dress at, Doris Bridal in Highwood, IL.  They were beyond thrilled to have the matted print, are looking at framing it, and will display it in their shop 🙂 Laura and Christin (the HS/MUA who rocked the shoot) will both send them business cards to have on hand as well.  Pretty sweet!  Here’s the shot:

Workshops Galore!
This weekend marks the start of what will hopefully be
a lengthy course of workshops through 2010 and beyond.  Not including, of course, the first modeling workshop from last year whenever… but yea.  I’ve partnered with Studio 2 Imaging in Lake Zurich to do workshops, and we’re starting out with Boudoir Bootcamp, which is designed to help photographers looking to get into the boudoir market make their clients look their absolute best.  The following weekend I’m working with photographer Jim Jurica to bring “Makeup for Photoshoots” to models and photographers interested in learning how to apply makeup specifically for shoots.  Both will be great, and at this point we’re planning on doing a second Boudoir Bootcamp, because space is limited at Studio 2 and there are a lot of interested folks.

If you’re interested in reading more about the workshops, getting updates on when we’re doing more, and even RSVPing to the “Makeup for Photoshoots” one (RSVPs are still open), check out the MeetUp group I’m an Organizer of, Chicago ‘Burbs Mayhem.

Long-Awaited Honeymoon
Looks like Hubby and I are finally going to get to take a honeymoon 🙂 Thanks to the generosity of both sets of our parents, we’ve got a flight to and from Hawaii and a week at a resort in Maui!  Wooo!  Keep an eye out for EDS sets based on that trip (I know, I’m behind)!

The 365 Portrait Project
Someone made mention of this project, which is essentially taking a portrait a day for a year.  I think I’m going to start this at some point soon.  Self-portraits.  Going to be fun methinks 🙂 I just gotta wait until… sometime not now. Our “little” camera is on the fritz, so I’m thinking of picking up a P&S for the honeymoon, as a surprise to Hubby.

October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Wishing everyone a safe, happy Halloween!

Hope to see you Chicagoans at the VIP Halloween Party from 7-9P at Heat in Schaumburg 🙂

October 13, 2009

Upcoming Stuff & MOAR!

First, I’m finally on FaceBook! If you’re a reader, I’d love for you to send me a friend request there!  I’m Rachel Jay there 🙂

Second, I’d like to give a shout out to VaVaVroom Clothing, who’s got yours truly featured twice on their home page, plus in the video that’s linked there right now!  Here’s a screenshot (I snagged it where they show me in the video too haha!):

vavavroom_screenshot

You can also check the site out yourself at www.vavavroomonline.com!  They have such cute stuff!

Third, I’m getting a haircut this weekend! I’m still going to be working on growing the mop out, but I want something a little more tailored and fun (less mop, haha).  It’s going to be way cute.  I’ll post pics, likely Sat evening, so don’t worry.

The modeling workshop last weekend was a success! I’ll likely be putting on a few more, so keep an eye out!

I’m modeling for a boudoir workshop Sunday. That’s going to be a ton of fun!  The photographer who’s hosting is a ton of fun, it’s at a private residence, and there are going to be some great photographers there.  I’m looking forward to it.

And last but not least, if you’re in Chicago for Halloween, you should come to Heat Nightclub from 7-9P! It’s the montly M&G with a twist!  Heat has given us the entire club from 7-9P, so it’ll be an awesome VIP bash!  We’re going to have food and drinks available, a raffle, a costume contest, and more!  RSVP here!

August 21, 2009

New MeetUp Group!

I’ve started a new group on http://www.meetup.com for the monthly M&G events I host 🙂

www.meetup.com/ChicagoBurbsMayhem

Join up!  Come play with us! 🙂

March 19, 2009

March 28th Chicago ‘Burbs M&S I

So the Chicago ‘Burbs Meet & Shoot I is coming up in a little over a week!  I’m working on making this event different than past events I’ve done, and have thrown in some incentives for models who come out.

Each model will get a goody bag full of fun stuff 🙂  I’ve also managed to score some stuff to auction off!  Awesome!!

Keep any eye out for more info here!

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