About a month and a half ago, our very good friend Fred Parry of Inside Columbia just casually mentioned that we were his choice for the December cover of his Prime Magazine. We acted sauve, simply just as if magazine cover options are thrown at us on a regular basis. (Hint: they aren't). Really, we were like this:
Because those peeps at Inside Columbia are always thinking, they scheduled the cover photo shoot on the same day as our Culinary Adventure pie-baking class. I hadn't even left the parking lot of Fred's office before I texted my hair person - Shawna Houser of Bella Salon in Columbia - and worked out all the answers to my highlighting and hairstyling needs. Priorities, people, priorities.
When the day arrived, we shopped, coiffed, and double checked our make-up. The super awesome LG Patterson welcomed us to his studio (http://recessinc.com/). At his request, we brought pies. At our request, he promised to use Photoshop liberally.
We took a lot of fun pictures with LG ($5 says he didn't notice that our mobility was limited by the layers of Spanx). And then it was over and we taught our baking class. A few days later, we did our interview for the story that would run in the cover photo issue. It was all done before Halloween and we didn't hear anything. And we didn't know if we should hear anything...like, do you get to see the pics before one shows up on a magazine? Is there a chance to critique your smile, your hair, your shoe choice? Would the magazine people meet with LG in a room and analyze all the options and try to figure out which picture made us look the youngest?
And then today. Boom.
I've been looking at this pic for quite a while now and I'm still a little blown away. It is completely surreal to see yourself in a completely different way than you see yourself in your head (does that make sense?). Hey, LG, if you are reading this? You are AH-MAZ-ING. This cover turned out so much more than we could have hoped for it to be.
Not only do we have this pic, there is a story in the magazine to go along with it. Written by Anita Neal Harrison, the story is pretty great (if we do say so ourselves): http://www.primemagazineonline.com/article_1.php.
We are officially marking "Be A Cover Girl" off our bucket lists. Thanks Fred, LG, and Anita for making us feel G-L-A-M-O-U-R-O-U-S. We are keeping our schedules open, you just in case you have any last minute needs for wine-swilling, Spanx-wearing, Photoshop-endorsing cover girls.