Guys, I'm on a billboard!! Me and Eric are on a BILLBOARD.... in Pembroke...
Yeah, you probably don't even know where that is. But here we are!
So first off, here's the story behind the pic. When Eric and I did our photoshoot together, this was the first pose we wanted to do. Looks so nice and elegant right? Ummm yeah, not so much. The process was a lot harder than it looks. Eric can lift A LOT but bodies aren't stable like a barbell. Once he lifted me up I would get all wobbly and it was hard to position myself the way I wanted to. We kept failing.
After many attempts, I was getting frustrated! Don't get me wrong, I was having so much fun, but I was about to give up on the pose. Our photographer, Brian said no! Try it ONE more time. So we did and that was when magic happened! That pic was the winner! It turned out exactly how I imagined it. So thank you Eric and Brian for putting up with my perfectionism ;)
Now how did this pic end up on a billboard? Well, it's for the gym we go to in Pembroke! I drove by their billboard one day and was like "who are these models on it!?" They were like fake Internet models and it just looked weird. I'm super close with the staff at my gym so when I was in next, I was joking around - why don't you use real people from here on your billboards!? The next day the manager came up to me and asked for me to send her photos of me and Eric! We sent her the more "fitness-y" ones with weights looking all strong and stuff. But I also decided why not send her this pic too - you never know! She said that they would probably use one of us holding the weights. Either way I was cool with it!
But they used this one!! I love it because it shows strength and elegance at once.
I'm pretty excited about this billboard thing because of all the work that was put into the photo. I'm also so happy to be representing a place that I go to every single day. Integrated Fitness is like a second home. All of the staff are so friendly and have even helped me more than they know with my personal physical and mental health. Me and Eric spend a lot of time there together. It's a special place for us.
I'm also really excited about this billboard because POPFLEX IS ON A BILLBOARD IN PEMBROKE! WHATTTT!? That makes me so happy because POPFLEX is my life! And it's so cool that it's on a huge ad in my town! REPRESENT!
So, that's the story of the billboard! If you ever get a chance to do a fun photoshoot - DO IT! It's exciting and makes you feel super confident and PROUD of who you are.