before pictures.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Before I was taking the photos, I was in the photos. :) Back in 2001, waaaaayyyy before I ever knew I would become a photographer, I worked at the Radisson Hotel and Conference center, right here in Pinellas Park. I was one of the first front desk clerks ever hired at this hotel. It was completely finished in fall of 2001 and many memories were to follow. I loved working at the front desk and I had the opportunity to meet many famous people on a daily basis. There wasn't any time to be star struck, so it's hard for me to get all crazy when I see someone famous now, unless, of course it was Bette Midler or Madonna, lol. Anyway, I came across this photo today and I just thought it was hilarious. Yes, that is me behind the counter :) Mind you, it was REALLY early in the morning, I had no idea they were having a photo shoot, and the girl they had lined up for the shoot backed out. So, they used me, haha, I had my hair slicked back in a ponytail and no makeup, hahaha. I guess it's a good think you can't really see me! :) My grandmother has the brochure with this picture on it hanging next to her computer, so I see it often, but I guess I didn't realize they still used the same shot for advertising, :) You can see me a little better and closer on the actual brochure :)

5 comments:

Kara Pennington Photography said...

that's so funny, kenz!! you're a model :)

p.s. LOVE the new header!

Shores Photography said...

haha, not quite, lol. It's so funny, because I'm actually standing on a crate and leaning as far over as I possibly could, it was really "painful" and all I can remember is my calves starting to cramp from standing on my tippy toes, and the photographer just kept saying "hold it, hold it, ok, one more time" lol

Shores Photography said...

p.s. thanks Kara! the new blog is coming really really soon!!! :)

Rachel Brooke said...

you're a model!!
hey...hows The Guardian coming??

Shores Photography said...

haha not too well, i need to have a book night for kenzie :)