Thursday, October 17, 2013
Our Pre-Prod Meeting with Aira Franco
Aira Franco was one of the first few bookings that I made when we started with our wedding preparations. And I did this without even meeting her! All I had to do was check out her work, listen to all the raves of my fellow Girltalkers and I was sold!
Just this Monday I finally got to meet her in person for our pre-production meeting. I booked her for two sessions. I wanted to maybe get her for a third one but she was already fully booked. Yes, she is that good.
We brainstormed for around 2 hours and I was very happy with the concepts that she presented. I will have her with me for my freenup with Chasing Tales and Manny and April next month. I am supposed to have another freenup with One Carlo but I guess I would need to either get another stylist or just get an HMUA instead. I will have to think about that.
So, for Chasing Tales, my winning entry was the concept of Angel and Human Boy. I was thinking it had to be hardcore angel with wings and all. And seeing how I am not exactly an hour glass figure, I imagined I would look like a cherubim. LOL. But good thing Aira was very creative about this! She suggested a fashionable take on this concept. During our discussion about this I was truly appreciating her talents.
For my shoot with Manny and April, I booked the Venice Room in Victoria's Court. I fell in love with their slideshow during one of the bridal fairs I attended and I knew I just had to have one of my engagement sessions there! I got the room for roughly 8k for 12 hours good for 6 heads for the shoot. That way we won't have to worry about hurrying up because of the time limit or any additional costs it might incur. For this shoot, we agreed for it to be kinda high profile, gowns and suits. It fits the place perfectly!
I am still waiting for our lookbook. Aira said she will send it by Friday, tomorrow. Am so excited to see what she has in there! Can't wait to go shopping!!!