Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My NaturallyCurly.com Photo Shoot Experience... by Des (picture heavy)

Hi, it's Des... sorry it has been so long since I have written but I have been busy with school.

I wanted to stop by and tell everyone about an experience I had this past Sunday. My mom saw something about a photo shoot for NaturallyCurly.com taking place where we live. So my mom asked me if I it was something I wanted to do and I said sure. Well she sent some pictures of me in to the place and they told her they would like me to come.

Well on Saturday night we washed my hair and detangled it then put some moisturizer in it. My mom put it in a pineapple and off to bed I went. The next morning, I got dressed in my casual outfit and mom took my pineapple down, my hair looked good so we just added a little more moisturizer to it. We made sure we had all our stuff and off the the park we went.

In the car.

Before the shoot, taken by mom

During shoot, when photographer was busy

My mom was really early to the park so we sat in the car and talked. She took pictures of me, she always does that. We started to see a few other curly haired children roaming about so we got out since it was almost time to start. There were only a few of us there; a set of twin sisters, a set of sisters, another little girl and me. The photographer and another lady for NaturallyCurly.com showed up and told us what they wanted to do. All the kids took pictures on the swings and in other parts of the park. We were running, jumping, holding hands, and walking around. We took pictures together in a group and by ourselves. Once we were done at the park we headed over to the hair salon called Ron King Salon.

At the Ron King Salon, there were a lot of adults there for the photo shoot. People had different kinds of curly hair everywhere you looked. People were getting haircuts, styles, and makeup. They decided they wanted me to get a hair style done. While I was getting my hair done, a photographer from Amber Vickery Photography took step by step pictures to show people how to do it themselves. The stylist did three rolling twists into bantu knots on the right side of my head with a puff in the front. After that I did 360 head shots, a detail shot of my curl pattern, and a stretch shot to show the length of my hair pulled straight (gotta love shrinkage).

Three rolling twist with Bantu knots, puff in front (top of head)

Another angle

While we were waiting we were offered finger sandwiches, beverages, fruit, chips, bagels, and pickles. I really enjoyed meeting everyone. I think the hardest thing part of the shoot was the heat when we were outside and smiling for long periods of time. I hope I can share the pictures taken by the photographer soon. I had a great time and hope that I can do it again some day.


Note from Michelle (Mom): The pictures in the above post are ones I took myself with my cell phone and my own camera. I would like to thank the staff of NaturallyCurly.com, Amber Vickery Photography and Ron King Beauty for making this such a wonderful experience. All the men and women who took part were wonderful.


  1. Awesome, Des! What a great opportunity and I can't wait to see the pics!

  2. Sounds like so much fun.. I love your hair it looks amazing...can't wait to see more shots!

  3. Wow - what a cool experience, Des!

    I love all the pictures. Thanks for making your post picture heavy. You look gorgeous, and you have such a beautiful smile!

  4. "Mom, was taking pics of me. She always does that" lol gotta love it. Des looks so beautiful and I bet it was a great experience. I'm glad she enjoyed it. I def cant wait to see the official pics!

  5. Des, what a great post about your awesome experience!!!!

    You are truly a beautiful little Queen to be, these pictures are lovely, and I know that your pictures that were taken there are going to be amazing!!!

    You rock, Des!!


  6. You are simply stunning, Des! I'm glad you had fun. What an amazing opportunity!!!

    PS - I think I'm going to steal that rolling twist/bantu knot style for my daughter! :)

  7. Awwww....it sounds like you had alot of fun at the photo shoot! You looked gorgeous and I can't wait to see the pictures from your shoot!

  8. What a great experience you had Des! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to the pictures from the shoot!

  9. I can't wait to see the pic from the shoot! Thanks for blogging about it. What a great opportunity for you. You looked so beautiful.

  10. To All, Thank you for reading Des' post. She is off in Dreamland as I type this. I am beyond excited to see the pics for the photographer myself especially after seeing all the other phenomenal pics that have already posted. I know when Des has an opportunity she will love reading all your comments. Thank you so very much. <3

  11. YEY!!! Hair is fabulous!! Such a gorgeous gal!

  12. This is so cool! Thank you for sharing, Des! and your hair does look amazing - as always! That style is super cute, too :) I'm glad you had so much fun!!

  13. Des you look so beautiful, I am very happy you shared this with us! Michelle I love her hair