Sunday, February 26, 2012

Olympic Gold

This past summer I had the opportunity to do makeup for Canadian Olympic gold medallist, Heather Moyse.  This was the first and only time in my makeup career that I was nervous.  Really nervous.  And it's funny because Heather is the most down to earth, friendly person you could ever meet.  I think it may have been because I went to high school with Heather (I'm a year older) and I was worried about the whole awkward do you remember me from high school kind of scenario... But it was all cool, and once I confessed my anxiety to Heather she laughed it off and thought it was funny/crazy for me to be nervous.  She really is a sweet heart!

Heather won Olympic Gold for Canada at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics in the 2 person bobsled.  A very proud moment for Canadians, and an especially exciting moment for Summerside, her hometown as well as mine!

So over the course of the days photo shoot I snapped a few fun pictures that I thought I'd share with you.

 My makeup chair with Heather's bobsled helmut and a very shiny, beautiful gold medal!

Me wearing Heather's gold medal!!!!  That medal is HEAVY!!!  I was so excited, I felt like a kid in a candy store.  And I also have to say that Heather is a natural, drop dead beautiful lady. I felt so lucky to work with her.  And oh yeah, almost forgot to mention this, that girl is ripped, she needs to be on a Nike ad or something, seriously, her body is like a greek sculpture!  A special thanks to Kenny Driscoll of Higher Design Media for booking me for this shoot and also for taking this special picture of Heather and I.

Later in the day we decided to head outside and wandered over to Spinnakers Landing.  We thought it would be fun to take some shots of Heather on a Segway.  And funny enough our gym teacher from high school, Emily Schurman, was the person giving Segway lessons that day.  LOL, things like that happen in small towns :)

Thanks Heather and Higher Design Media, it was a fun day that will be remembered for a long time!

1 comment:

  1. How neat! I didn't know you went to high school with Heather Moyse, cool to have those pictures.