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More magazine photoshoot

10 Feb

Since our appearance on ‘One born every minute’, we have been approached by several magazines asking for interviews and last week we were invited to London for a photo shoot with More Magazine, the article we are featured in focuses on life events that have happened on TV. I wasn’t sure who would be joining us on the shoot, all i knew was that someone had got married and the other had sex on tv, I pressumed it must be someone from Big Brother, either that or we were going to be meeting someone like Paris Hilton!

We got to the station early so we could have our important starbucks and chocolate bar (kit kat chunky orange, love em!) Once on the train, a lovely condutor ushered us to some seats near the baby changing facilities which later would prove to be a great source of entertainment. An hour into our journey, a gentleman stood up and walked towards the toilet that we were facing, once inside, the door automatically shut behind him, however, he forgot to lock the door, a minute or so later, another passenger pressed the button to open the door, completely unaware that there was a person inside, as the door swung open a slightly embarred man was revealed to the whole carriage with his pants around his ankles, needless to say, I was not going to be attempting any toilet trips on this journey.

We arrived in London, had a spot of lunch and went straight to the shoot in East London, once there we went into hair and make up which seemed to last forever, the make-up artist was so lovely, we talked about being mums and how it effects our jobs, she found it difficult to keep some clients as they automatically presumed now she was a mum she wouldn’t be able to juggle work and parenting efficiently, funny how people like to put you in box. Not only was she a very good makeup artist but she proved that being a working mum could be done and to a good standard.
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Daniel and Eivissa in make-up

We soon had a room full of ladies talking about mother hood, in the chair next to me was Kayleigh, who was on a brilliant episode of ‘don’t tell the bride’ where her husband had organised to get married in a theme park! I had seen this one and it was hilarious. We quickly got on to the subject of how the public perceive you, it has definitely opened my eyes to how it must feel for people to be judged purely based on what the media portray, kayleigh was a lovely girl and I was shocked when she told me that she received a lot of negative feed back from the show. As we swapped stories on the various feedback we had both received, in walked Michelle Bass, who had appeared on series 5 big brother, she went onto the show as a normal girl, yet a few of her actions made her a hate figure to the nation, in reality she was a very sweet girl, polite and friendly, I could tell that’s she had been hurt by the press and public which is such a shame, she told us about times when strangers would hurl abuse at her in the street and insult her for no reason, Wow, people can be so cruel. This has taught me NEVER judge a book by its cover, life can be tough enough as it is and we should celebrate rather than criticise.

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Top: Getting styled for the shoot, bottom: me and the intern girl who helped to look after Eivissa. She was great!

After our deep chats the stylist brought us our outfits which was a role reversal as its usually us doing the styling to others, the stylist was lovely and we decided to let her do a job and just wear what she gave us, we know what its like when you get some difficult customers. I wore some floral pink jeans and a baby pink sleeveless tulip top, both from Top shop, my accessories were metallic silver shoes, bangles and a necklace. The top was a bit big but with a bit of clipping and pinning it actually looked quite nice. Danny emerged from the fitting room wearing a T-shirt with an American flag on it, a denim short sleeve shirt with rolled up sleeves and camel coloured trousers with a low crotch and tapered leg, he looked cute but did look about 15. The more magazine team weren’t convinced and trusted Danny to pick out an outfit that represented his style. I realise, as a stylist, your job is to look at the persons personality and bring it out more by the clothes you dress them in. Danny’s style is very tailored and slick and the ‘young boy look’ doesn’t represent his image, he picked out a checked shirt and braces and we were all ready for the shoot. The location of the shoot was so cool, an abandoned warehouse with exposed brick and timber throughout, the room was full of props and the most amazing furniture, mirrors and lights. Our set was shot against a backdrop of old televisions, which during the editing process were going to have our images super imposed onto.
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Staying warm by the lights, Eivissa fast asleep!

The photographer was amazing, so friendly and full of enthusiasm, he was so good at bringing out our personality, he kept telling Danny to do big smiles which was quite amusing as Danny has the worlds smallest mouth, Danny’s biggest smile is smaller than Eivissas smallest smile, anyway, eventually the photographer got the shots he wanted(he joked that he was going to photoshop a new mouth into the final picture).

After a long day we found ourselves back on the train to Leeds, we got ourselves relaxed and seated then Eivissa decided to do a huge poo that leaked out of her nappy, every time she does this she seems to be sat on Danny’s lap which is always funny as he is left with poo stains, never a good look when you have to be up and down the train. The journey home gave us time to reflect on the past few weeks. We love the fact that we get to take Eivissa everywhere with us, we feel so lucky to have such amazing opportunities that she can be part of, since her arrival, we feel as though life has started, its hard to explain, but the outlook we have now has opened up the door to so many new things, children should never stop you from living your dreams, if anything they become part of the puzzle in life’s destiny, the happiness and satisfaction we get from being parents has motivated us to give her the the best possible upbringing and we are so blessed that not a day goes by where she isn’t by our side living out our lives!

Look out for the magazines we feature in this month;
Chat magazine(issue 7 out 10th feb)
More magazine
East side magazine
Image magazine
Mother and baby magazine

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