Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Sharlene and Garlic on Women's Weekly

The article is finally out in Women's Weekly Dec 09 issue, after more than 1 year from the interview.

It was 3 months ago, when the photographer showed up unannounced at my doorstep on a Saturday morning. Women's Weekly has forgotten to confirm my photoshoot date with me and imagine my surprise when I greeted him in my pajama! I was barely awake and recovering from a late night-out with some friends. Luckily the make-up artist did a fabulous job in covering my eye bags. Haha....

It turned out to be quite a fun event and both the photographer and make-up artist are extremely patient and friendly. I promised the photographer that I would not use or post the photos he gave me until the magazine is out. Now I can finally post the photos here as well as facebook!

We took about 100+ photos, but Women's Weekly only used 1 photo. We realized that photographing the Spice Cats are extremely difficult, especially if the photographer is a stranger to the cats! The Spice Cats absolutely hated the attention, the gadgets and all the flashes. Luckily my mom came over to help capture the Spice Cats attention, else we would never have a photo with the Spice Cats looking straight into the camera.

Below is the article in the magazine and some of the unpublished photos.

The 1 page article in the Women's Weekly Dec 09 issue.

Garlic : What are you doing?!?! I wanna go down!

Garlic : Mummy, stop pressing me!

Garlic : OK, if I stop moving, will the man go away?

Garlic : Maybe it will be safer if I stay closer to Mummy.

Garlic : Maybe if I stay low behind the laptop, no one can see me.

Sesame : NO! NO! NO! I am not coming out, no matter what you say!

Sesame : This man with the strange thing on his face and the bright lights look weird.

Sesame : I am going back inside my cage.

Sesame : Its so much safer inside.

Watch out for my next post on Pepper's and Ginger's photos from the photoshoot!


viv said...

Garlic always the most friendly???

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Those were great!! How exciting of a shoot!!! The cats do look a tad annoyed at all the fuss!

At least they weren't hiding out under the bed!

Purrs Goldie

sI tEDI said...

Tahniah sis n the spice cats.. :)

garlic nampak sungguh cool!!
sesame malu-malu kucing!!


Daisy said...

Congratulations on the article! I think the photos came out great, and they picked a winner for the magazine.

Shilgiah the Cat said...

Wow! You are famous!! Nice pictures...I think Sesame's angy face is adorable! Garlic you are a very floofy gorgeous girl!

mizzyN said...

at last i can see the kitties' and puppies's mummy's face.

katztales said...

Oh boy what expressions! Target jumped out of the window when the photographer came to our house.

anonimus said...

im surprised that the photographer continued taking pics of sesame after it looks like he wants to rip the eye sockets out of the photographer

meemsnyc said...

Oh Wow, how cool that you had an article written about your blog and the kitties. Neat!!

slyn said...

such a lovely mummy and spice cats..

Kitikata-san said...

The Spices Cats are really nice to get their photos taken by a stranger. What a nice photo of you and Garlic.

pelf said...

Working with wildlife (turtles) myself, I know how difficult it is to get a good shot of an animal. The eye contact that is very difficult to get, the "correct" facial expression, the way you're holding the darling, the list goes on :)

But the pictures with Garlic and Sesame turned out really nicely!

Sarah said...

congrats! you both look gorgeous!