Friday, June 26, 2009

RIP Michael Jackson

Regardless of how you feel about Michael Jackson's personal life, there's no denying his remarkable talent. He will be greatly missed by many. The "Smooth Criminal video is one of my all time favorites.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Things to do today:

  • Finish Liz Brown photography website!

  • Finish Liz Brown photography website!

  • Finish Liz Brown photography website!

  • Did I mention I need to finish and launch my photography website? "grin"

Okay, I'll be the first to admit it, I'm guilty of grabbing grapes and barely running water over them before I eat them... well all that's changed now! I ran into a friend of mine and we stopped for a bite to eat. She's a RN and I saw her whip out a bottle of FIT and spray her apple, rub it and pour bottled water over it. I just looked at her like ooookay.
She said, "Look like that if you want to, but if you knew what you could be eating you'd spray too." I won't go into what all she said because I'm still shuddering, but I will tell you I bought a couple bottles of FIT for us to start using. I'm not endorsing this product, but I encourage you to research whats "lurking" on our fruits and vegtables. If you don't want to purchase FIT, no problem, but SCRUB your produce. Don't just let water run over it and think that's enough..... okay? promise?
Until next time,

Monday, June 22, 2009

Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
~Eleanor Roosevelt
Wollyton - Giveaway

This Weeks Winner - Stacey Hamilton

I love looking for new fun items to buy. We found this shop that has the cutest stuff ever. It's called Wollyton. We like it so much we decided to giveaway a fun item!

Add Woollyton as a friend on myspace!


One lucky reader will win their very own Wollyton Pendant. Simply visit
Wollyton Shop Take a look around. Come back here, leave a comment on the blog and tell us which piece is your favorite and why.

This giveaway will run through midnight on June 28, 2009 pst with winners being announced on June 29, 2009. Winners will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only

Dylan's Candy Bar - Giveaway

This Weeks Winner - CurVQT Charissa

Welcome to our new blog. More content and fun stuff will be added daily. Take a look around, tell us what you think. We're giving away Dylan's Candy Bar gifts just to welcome you to our "spot".

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Acting/Modeling Photos- Dazzle Model & Talent Agency

I could really make this a long article, but I’ll be short, sweet, and get straight to the point. If you’re a seasoned talent, you already know how important it is to have a great head shot. But, it goes a little further than that. Your head shot could be the key to a future in the entertainment business. Great photo’s can “make you or break you” as far as getting an audition. BUT, your photo’s are also going to be one of your biggest and best investments in your career so be prepared to pay a little money out. It will be worth it.

Who needs a professional photo? Every agency has their own policy with ages. Babies should not need professional pictures because their looks change so much and this can get quite expensive to have their photos taken every three months throughout their toddler years. I, as an agent, now prefer children 5 and older to get professional photo’s taken. It tends to make a better impression with some casting directors, but that’s not always the case.

A casting director or talent agent would much rather see one great picture rather than 6 “pretty good” pictures. Either a natural smiling or serious photo works, but I think a child with a big grin on their face not only shows their true beauty, but personality also. For teens through adults, either works fine, but I still prefer color over black and white, although opinions may vary.

And lastly….I cannot stress how important it is to keep your photos current. If you color your hair or have it cut, (get new photos). If you no longer look like your picture, get new photos. For adults, I suggest they get a new portfolio (which consists of both head and body shots) done at least once a year as long as they still look like their picture. It’s always nice to have an outside photo session because it gives you so much more ability to be creative.

Here’s how it works….you get an audition and its time to see the casting director, producer, or photographer for face to face confrontation. In front of them will be the photo that was sent in by you or your agent and what there are expecting is to see the person in the picture. There should be no difference between you and the photo they have. If there is, this could cost you not only an audition, but you have now wasted precious time for a director who is extremely busy.

So, after reading this article, I hope I have given many, an insight as to how important pictures are in the entertainment industry. Good luck with your photo sessions and have fun with them. It’ll show in the outcome of your photos!

Kelly Neff - Owner
Dazzle Model & Talent Agency