When We Model Rio invited us to be models for the day, we didn’t hesitate.
We Model Rio is a company in Rio de Janeiro that offers clients a ‘model for the day’ experience by combining a personal style assessment and
Our first stop was meeting with Sara to find our perfect style and preferences. After a quick assessment, she determined that I was a winter
I usually steer clear of bright in-your-face
Sara was really great in styling us. She gently guided us into trying new styles, whilst expertly walking the fine line between something different and a dramatic makeover. The results were invaluable nuggets of advice about
The next step was the actual photoshoot. Despite waking up early in the morning, we were both super excited to get to the Olympic Boulevard, home to Eduardo Kobra’s street mural, to begin the photo shoot. This was a whole new experience for me and I was excited to try it out. Much to the bewildered and curious looks of passersby on their way to work, Sara prepared our faces to be camera ready, smudging in eye-popping eyeshadow and adding a slick of classic red lipstick. After we’d slipped into our clothes, Maarten got to work on the camera. I naturally feel incredibly awkward in front of the camera (hence why in nearly 100% of my photos I either have a wide-eyed caught-in-headlights kind of look or a droopy-eyed I-swear-I’m-sober-I-just-don’t look-it style) but Maarten managed to relax me by giving me instructions on where to put my hands (something I NEVER know what to do in photos), correcting my posture, and generally making me feel totally at ease. I really enjoyed it and soon let myself imagine that I was some Victoria Secret Angel living the high-life at a professional, exotic photoshoot (I have a good imagination).
Yvonne and I were looking for clean, professional photos for Now in Rio that looked strong and smart, without being stuffy and too formal. We’d specified this at the start and that is exactly what We Model Rio did for us. We got 10 photos in total. Here are a couple of my
Our final conclusion is this: we loved the whole experience of being models for the day. Maarten and Sara are both professional and just generally lovely people. To speak to them more about booking your own personal photoshoot, then check out their website, Facebook page, or Instagram.
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