Track, Shoot, Swim

April 17, 2016

The second day of our trip was a busy one. Kicked off with a dawn dip in the pool of course, then it was straight to the track to meet up with our friends Ashton (Eaton) and Brianne (Theisen-Eaton) who are in Santa Barbara for a month long training camp. Post training session it was lunch and nap. ¬†Beauty sleep was important cos later we got the opportunity to be on the set of a photo shoot Ashton was doing for a well known fashion magazine. I’m not suppose to share the name of the magazine, at least not until the photos are published in the June issue, but if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, then you know its a little too late for that. Cat. Bag. Out, if you know what I mean. However, it didn’t go unnoticed and after one Mademoiselle Wintor had her people reach out to my people (aka The Husband) letting us know that hash-tagging the magazine name at this point was not very high fashion of me, then it had to come down. To be honest in the back of my mind I knew it was a tad risky, but I went for it regardless, confident that me and my team of (imaginary) lawyers had put together a very convincing argument as to why nothing we did was quote-unquote, wrong, it just wasn’t 100% right. We were towing the proverbial line if you will. Sadly no-one was buying my bulls*t, so down came the photo. But I have been green lighted to share some behind the scenes pics here, just as long as I forget to mention the magazine.

The boys took possession of the equipment wagon and walked it all over the track. Ashton and Brianne were practicing some of their throwing events, so we were making sure to stay a safe distance away to avoid any kind of accident.

I included this photo mostly to give you a glimpse at the view surrounding the track. Hideous isn’t it???

Bri working on her shot put.

Ashton in the cage practicing his discus.

Watching Ash and Bri train made the boys hungry and thirsty.

Here we are on the set of the shoot. I wasn’t allowed to bust out my real camera during shooting, least I leak any photos to the press, but I could snap a few camera phone pics, so I did. And there my 2 are, oblivious to whats going on, but totally focused on the plant rockery. The model shooting with Ashton was Gigi Hadid, yep, one of the biggest models in the world right now.

Top Italian photographer Mario Testino was the photographer on set. He was so effing cool and actually really sound, not at all what I was expecting. Here he is with The Husband and there he is rocking Ashton’s 2012 Olympic medal and weird warm up hat.

So I wanted to make sure and get a photo of the boys with Gigi (yeah, I call her Gigi now cos we besties) for future bragging rights. They’re sure to thank me for it when their older. I was fully expecting her to be irritated by my request, to be so over people and their need to take her picture, you know, a diva type, but honestly, she could not have been nicer. She chatted with Keane about his fast shoes and even asked him to run around the set so she could witness his fast shoes in action. And he did. But for some reason when it came time to take his photo, I couldn’t get him to smile. Lets just say he’s working his model pout.

Cullen on the other hand wouldn’t get into the photo without momma, perfect, thats all my self-esteem needed, a photo of me next to a super model, but I did it, just to secure his future bragging rights. And while Gigi may be beautiful on the outside, is she a beautiful dreamer on the inside? No, that’s all me.

Post shoot and it was off to the beach.

Not sure why Daddy is looking the opposite way. He was probably making sure he hadn’t lost his beautiful dreamer wife.

Cullen loves to prance around on his toes, thats why I captured this shoot. Cos I’m sure as he grows up, I’ll forget these small details.

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