Everyone has their first day of work. I remember mine. It was for the Rock 'n Roll bride concept. I had been the subject of photos, but never had been on the other side of the camera - picking out clothes and putting things together...It definitely was intimidating not knowing what to expect, but it was the BIGGEST rush of adrenaline. Watch out! You can get hooked on that stuff because that's exactly what happened to me.
All of a stylist's work is done ahead of time, so when the day of the photo shoot arrives, all you really need to worry about is whether things are wrinkled or missing. It's pretty much a big party for me most of the time.
A rustle of the dress here, a tug of the shirt there and sometimes a dab of blush or a flip of the hair, but most of the time you're sitting on the sidelines making everyone laugh and using your critical eye to help the photographer see things that they can't.
There's nothing I like better than being in the moment of a photo shoot and seeing my hard work come alive right in front of me. Well...I also like getting emails with the zip files packaged up nice and tidy and unwrapping the gorgeous goodness of fashion...So, I would say they are equally awesome. =)
Here are some behind the scene pics of me at work. Oh, and a little tip to those that are pursuing fashion styling, don't dress to the nines when it comes to what you're going to wear the day of the shoot. Just wear what is comfortable and what you can MOVE in.
I'm always open to answering questions about things I've learned along the way, so feel free to ask!