Fitness Month was an unexpected but welcome turn this month! After not being very motivated myself, fitness wise, I landed three fitness jobs right after eachother.
This Spring/Summer 2016, I am excited to see the Academy Sport + Outdoors Running Ad Campaign I worked on. We shot 17 models on day 1, (I literally had 2 hours to get their makeup & hair styled with 1 makeup assistant). TALK ABOUT QUICK AND PRECISE! Then on day 2, we had only 8 left. It was awesome working with the creatives at Academy. And the photographer Matt Jones is truly talented. Here is one photo from the Academy Sport + Outdoor social media feed.
Talk about motivation! Watching the talent run for 2 days was pretty awesome. That will power I do have towards work, but not really for the gym. Be sure, I will watch for those Academy Running Ads, in store, in the mail, online and in their weekly email sales.
A couple weeks later, I got called to work for a communications company for Six Pack Shortcuts. An Austin-based YouTube Channel and web presence dedicated to health and soon-to-be personal success of people. SUCH A GREAT GROUP! Check out their You Tube Channel at http://www.sixpackshortcuts.com.
While working, one of their staff exclaimed, "Jessi, Look!" There I watched a very muscular guy arm curl another muscle man laying as straight as a board. It was a pretty entertaning day to say the least!
The next day I was very fortunate to work with Larsen & Talbert Photography! I worked with them 13 years ago, on an Andre Agassi shoot in Las Vegas. It's so amazing that the industry led us back together for another sports related job!
This time, we worked for Runner's World Magazine. I was makeup and hair artist for 2 model/athletes for the April 2016 Cover and an editorial story. Cannot wait for this magazine to release! Thad and Lisa were gorgeous, and I was so happy with some unedited images I took a peek at. Here is a photo that Tracy Talbert took on her phone of Lisa and Photographer Michael.
As a result, I got very motivated to get back into a fitness routine. Starting yesterday at Tod Pilates North. And yes, I am still sore! Hopefully after yoga today, I can get some muscles to relax.
I wouldn't have these amazing jobs without my friend and collegue Amy Whitehouse from 1 and 4 Productions. She is my biggest influence and so lucky to have her as a friend. If you need an amazing producer contact this wonder woman!
Jessi Pagel is a makeup and hair artist working in commercial, lifestyle, corporate, editorial, tv and live events. This blog has everything from how-to's to the adventures of her life and works in progress.