My dear friend Magan with Urban Gray Photography contacted me one cold and dreery October and asked if I would be able to do some hair and makeup for some bridal portraits for a VIP client. And of course I said yes. And of course- the “cold and dreery” was my sad attempt at making this post a little more serious. But seriously. It’s Texas. Ain’t nothin’ cold about October in Texas. You know, they really should make specially insulated costumes for kids that live in hot climates. All of the cute costumes are super hot and the poor kiddos are out there trying to fight off heat stroke. Um. Okay. This is a hair/makeup blog NOT a Texas heat+ better Halloween costume design rant blog. I will keep that as my mantra as I continue on with my story.
Once up on a time, a hair stylist was beckoned by an insanely talented photographer who demanded her expertise for her VIP client Sarah. Sarah lives in a land far far away.. Okay I gotta stop with the fairy tail story line. It’s completely distracting and y’all know how easily I get distracted. So seriously, I have to admit. I didn’t know Magan that well when I met up with her and later Sherry (she came along to help Magan out, because that’s just the kind of person Sherry is. Makes you sick doesn’t it?) at Magans house. So it’s easy to assume that things were a little awkward at first. But. It wasn’t. Magan is so awesome, and sweet, and adorable. We really just got on from the start. And Sarah, seriously. So sweet. SOO sweet. Sarah lives in Beeville and came in for her engagement session which she shot with Magan the day before, and then bridals. Sarah already had her own stylist booked back in Beeville, and just needed me for the bridals. No problem. I take work any way I can get it. Sarah gave me a lot of creative liberty with her hair and makeup. She had very little stipulations. And we couldn’t decide if she should wear it up or half up. So, we went with both. I pinned her hair loosely enough that it would stay, but also easily come down. Best of both worlds. Do you know what else is the best? The time we had. I genuinely had such an awesome time working with them that I practically begged Magan to let me tag along to the shoot so that I could take down Sarah’s hair, of course. I don’t usually stick around for the photography part. But I didn’t want to leave them. I was like the sad nerdy kid who would bring extra twinkies in her lunch box to bribe the other kids to play with her. This never happened by the way. I don’t like to share. Not even for a decent bribe. Reluctantly, the girls agreed to let me stick around.
When we got to this little tucked away field Magan and Sherry started pulling doors out of of Magans’ car. This was new. Doors? Antique, beautiful, rustic, perfect doors! How do people come up with these things?! Sherry and I got to work attempting to stake the doors to the ground while Magan and Sarah did their picture thing sans the doors. I am dead serious when I say 95% of the time was spent laughing. 4% was spent cursing the doors and their inability to stay up. The other 1% was spent being serious. Boo.
We were all sad to see each other go. Sarah was off to her far away land, and I would never see her again……
Amazing photos right? Amazing love story too. Two people find each other, have the time of their lives and never see each other again.
Well guys. I couldn’t end a story like that could I? After much discussion, Sarah and I decided we couldn’t bear to never see each other again. So she gave her chick the boot and I road tripped it to Beeville for her wedding in April, with the promise of seeing her again for maternity and family photos when the time comes! Cannot wait!
Magan, thank you for the opportunity to work with you guys, I had such an amazing time.