March 24, 2011

DanceSPIRIT Cover April 2011 -HAYLEE RODERICK

Haylee's cover shoot was amazing.  We had our fare share of problems on the set.  Her shoe broke, and the other shoes we grabbed before we left the studio were both for the left foot.  After hiking a hill in Provo Canyon the wind was so strong our eyes wouldn't stop watering, and the power box for my strobes died right after we got rolling.   I ended up flying to shoot her in California too.  I got stuck in traffic and almost missed my flight home.  ALL IN A DAYS WORK.
I could go on and on about how I adore Haylee.  Pick up an issue of DanceSPIRIT right here and watch some of the behind the scenes.   She is a born star.  Here are some clips of her on GLEE




HAYLEE I ADORE YOU!
DanceSPIRIT MAGAZINE ROCKS
HUGS AND KISSES TO ALISON AND JO!!
And major love to ANGEL MOLENI on hair!

March 20, 2011

Haylee Roderick = Glee Dancer + High School Musical star

For a few months I've been working on this cover for New York magazine DanceSPIRIT. Part of the shoot was done here in Utah and the other in California.  I'm excited to post the printed issue I just received last week.... because it's fabulous.  It's an article about an incredible individual, that could inspire anyone.  Haylee Roderick IS the real deal.  She is a total rock star and I am proud to call her  friend.   I'm a huge fan of FOX networks GLEE, so for me it was an honor to meet and work with her.  She's a sweetheart and a total professional with a work ethic that could impress Ryan Seacrest.  She was dancing barefoot on twigs and with two left shoes at one point.  I can promise you that this girl will continue to to big things, and soon everyone will know her name and face.  (And what a pretty face it is!) Here's a clip of our behind the scenes.  DanceMedia.com :: Behind the Scenes with Haylee Roderick. You can also pick up an issue for yourself  right here...  

A special thanks to:  
Alison Feller and Josephine Dano the brilliant editor and Art Director of DanceSPIRIT, 
Angle Moleni on hair, 
E and Averie on make up, 
and 
Sepa and Aubs for assisting.

March 13, 2011

DanceMedia.com :: Behind the Scenes with Haylee Roderick

 Haylee Roderick, Alison Feller and Myself

I love Haylee...like L.O.V.E. love HER.  We had an amazing day and I swear when we said good bye we were all totally sad. I wanted to pack her in my camera bag and 
take her everywhere with me.
I still do!
Post Tomorrow:  THE COVER!!!

March 2, 2011

For KD bug....

I just watched three hours of home videos
Before this little boy was born
his mommy was my:
Nanny
Camera Crew
Maid
Narrator
Baby Sitter
MTV Music VJ
Present Wrapper
Egg Hider
Personal Shopper
Spy
Cake Baker
and
Comedy Relief
I just saw her do all those things 3 million times
over 3 years....in 3 hours of video.
I LOVE YOU FOREVER KD
If I never thank you enough for being such a
GREAT auntie to my kids
I'll make it up in pictures of your
beautiful Siale.
AND
(I will always bribe him so I can be his favorite aunt)

What goes around comes around....

I killed a cat.
or rather...the cat ran into my tire.
I never even saw it....It bolted from the grass right under the car...
I turned the car around to make sure 
it wasn't the dog belonging to the 
couple that thinks we can't see them making out 
in the grass
in the freezing cold 
in the dark

It wasn't.
Thank goodness!
Still pretty shook up, I asked Haven if she was okay, because she was in hysterics.
Me:
"...Honey, what's wrong?  Are you okay?"
Haven:
"NO Mommy!  Now something bad is going to happen to us."
Me:
"What do you mean sweety?"
Haven:
"You know mom.  What goes around comes around."
Me:
"It's okay sweety...that must have been one naughty cat."
I'm still reallllllly upset about the cat. 
The UP side...
Haven has a very clear understanding of Karma.
(or at least the street version)
anyway...
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss and my most special Momma.