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It has been some time since I’ve posted, I know. I have taken many photographs in hopes to elaborate in words and it’s not as if there has been nothing so interested that I haven’t felt compelled to share,  just that I’ve been a bit pre-occupied with life. If you are interested in checking out the photographs most of them are uploaded to my Facebook page. Since my last post, I have experienced saying goodbye to my job, home and dear friends in Okinawa; visited with family in Sweet Home “Indiana” where I was introduced to three of our family’s newborn boys; reunited with my best friend I’ve had since I was 7 years old, Lara; temporarily lived in eleven different hotels and homes; experienced 8 different airports; driven over 4000 miles; successfully moved with a husband, three pets and over 5000 pounds of belongings from Japan to the panhandle of Florida; had my precious Doobie Boi go MIA for 12 days; watched Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Doobie Brothers, Fuel, Pop Evil, Josh Turner, Long Reef, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Better Than Ezra, 311, 30 Seconds to Mars and Stone Temple Pilots in concert; submitted approximately 40 job applications; met with one of America’s top modeling scouts, Linda Bennett, who has provided me with modeling contract opportunities at Wilhelmina Models and Ford Models; ate at many new and wonderful restaurants; watched fireworks blast off a barge on the Boggy Bayou, as patriotic music blared from a boat on the 4th of July; spent a wonderful Labor Day weekend in New Orleans as the Southern Decadence Festival went on; celebrated my 25th Birthday; explored Panama City from the back of a Harley; watched the sunrise and sunset on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico; experienced wild dolphin sightings while boating with new friends; and have embraced a new military community. As you can read, I’ve been extremely pre-occupied! I hope to get back into keeping up with my blogging as it’s a creative outlet for me. Also, I have hopes to keep all of you, my friends and family, up to date on the many exciting life changes that will be happening in the near future. You will have to check back often or subscribe to see what exactly I mean!

Thanks for reading, I’ve missed this!

 

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Seth’s Photography

I have been teaching Seth what little I know about photography and he took me out on a small walk about shoot in our neighborhood. See for yourself but he’s done very well, especially for his first time. I still couldn’t persuade him to let me show him any Photoshop skills though so the photography is his work and the editing is mine.

It’s been taking me a lot longer to make posts than I’d like because of our upcoming PCS move. Shamefully I’ve got to admit these were taken at the end of February but I guess better late than never! Below are some of my favorites; you can also see a couple on the “About Me page”.


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Earth Goddess

A little over a week ago I did a long awaited modeling session with photographer friends Anya and Jyll. It was Anya’s idea to do an Earth Goddess theme, needless to say I was in at the word Earth. I worked for the first time with makeup artist Kimberly of Glamour Eyes and she was great, I can’t wait to work with her again!

The shoot turned out great despite the cold, rainy weather. There was one point where they were directing me to point my foot one way and it just wouldn’t work because it was twitching from being so cold. Good thing you can’t tell in the pics…

Anya Photography

Anya Photography

Anya Photography

Anya Photography

Jyll's Photography

Jyll's Photography

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I did a vintage modeling shoot with my photographer friends Deni and Anya. (Click on each name to visit their blogs.) Deni worked up the nerve to ask a couple of well-dressed, Japanese, gentlemen passersby to pose with me. Below are my favorites from Anya, I will make a later post of Deni’s images when I get them.

THANKS ANYA!!!

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One week ago…

…I turned 24! Whoa, almost a quarter of a century old! I was having a bit of a meltdown about it not because I truly believe 24 is even close to being old but because of the people in this world who do believe it is. If you know anything about me you’ll know that modeling has been a dream of mine since I can hardly remember and I’m getting to be of “that age”. If you go to any major agency website and click on their model submission page it usually states some minimum measurement and age requirements. First thing, I’m only 5 feet and 8 inches… about one inch shorter than most top agencies would want. Secondly, I am now 24 years old… about 3 years older than most top agenies want. I do not have much “insider” knowledge but I can about guarantee if your submission does not have these requirements it automatically goes into the trash. Of course you could lie, but where would that get you other than to waste a lot of people’s time. Oh well I suppose like John Lennon said, “Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans”.

On another note, I did have a nice Birthday. I kept telling everyone to just let me forget it so I could pretend I was still 23. Of course I have so many wonderful, loving people in my life that simply wouldn’t let that be. Thank you to all of my friends and family for the thoughtful messages, cards and gifts. And a big thank you to the greatest husband in the world who kept his promise to NOT celebrate my birthday…

Seth asked them to write "Happy Day Erin". As you can see they must've started to write birthday because it says "Happy BAY Erin". Poor guy can't catch a break, he tried!

Seth asked them to write "Happy Day Erin". As you can see they must've started to write birthday because it says "Happy BAY Erin". Poor guy can't catch a break, he tried!

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I’m on MTV!

It’s almost 1am and I have to be up for work in about 5 hours but I can’t help but lay in bed and obsessively think about this post. I knew if I didn’t get up and start on it now my mind would keep racing and I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep at all. I can see how the blogging business is going to go for me! 😛

A couple of months ago my modeling agency got me a job as an extra in a music video for this Okinawan brother-sister pop band, Triple-P. Of course Okinawa being such a small island I had heard of them already and was pretty stoked that they chose me as one of their extras, the only American one at that! I was the only American, there were two Brazilians and the rest, of course, were Japanese. So to translate throughout the day the Japanese people would speak to one of the Brazilians in Japanese, who would in turn speak to the other Brazilian in Portuguese, who then would speak to me in English. Fun stuff, let me tell you! The shoot lasted all day and, for me, consisted mainly of laying in a chair next to a gorgeous pool on an equally gorgeous July day while people brought me iced tea as I watched the brother-sister duo and their backup dancers lip synch and dance on the opposite side of the pool. A few times I was called to be in a scene doing things like playing in the pool with a beach ball, walking along the pool sidewalk (over and over again) and to just mingle with the other models. I have finally found this video on the net and unfortunately only a small couple glimpses of me are in the final cut. Most of them I’m to far in the distance for you to even slightly believe it’s me, but there’s one second you can “clearly” see me. Below you can see the still I’ve taken from the video (which of course is crummy quality) or  you can watch the video by clicking the link that says “Triple-P (Baby Baby) music video” below the pic to see me at the 2:55 mark! Also, enjoy a couple photos I took on my mobile while watching the action. Not a bad job if I do say so myself!

Guess it's better than nothing!

Guess it's better than nothing!



Triple-P video shoot 1

hiding from the sun under my beach towel

hiding from the sun under my beach towel

Triple-P video shoot 3

The cast at the end of the day and I was so ready to go that I didn't even care if I was in this pic, so you can barely see my face peaking around.

The cast at the end of the day and I was so ready to go that I didn't even care if I was in this pic, so you can barely see my face peaking around.

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