Behind the Scenes of the Romeo and Rimmel Photoshoot #BAE
|September 7, 2016||Posted by Cambria under Uncategorized|
If you follow me on Facebook or are in my Fanclub then you likely already know that when I went to UtopiaCon this past June we put together a photoshoot with Nathan Weller and Jeddah Salera (AKA Romeo and Rimmel) in anticipation of the cover of #Bae (Yes, this book was in the works for a long time!) Most of you know that Nathan and Jeddah are the actors in the official #Nerd Book Trailer which has amassed over 20k views since we premiered it last November!
When I first decided to do this book, I knew that I wanted it to be everything. That’s not much to ask right? I mean, no pressure. Part of making it everything was getting Nathan and Jeddah together for a shoot. Nathan attended UtopiaCon with me and was at my table signing books and swag and my designer was also attending the same convention. Jeddah lives a few hours from Nashville, so I contacted her to see if she would come over to be part of a shoot and she said yes!
Up until this point, I had only met Nathan and not Jeddah. When she walked into the hotel I started crying, I’m pretty sure I looked like an idiot and she probably thought I was stalker. LOL!! But YOU GUYS, you have no idea how much she is like Rimmel. It’s like the character jumped out of my head and became real. She even adopted a black dog (not cat) from a shelter that was overlooked because he had a bald spot on his back… I can’t even make it up.
Anyway, so she came, her parents drove into town with her (Such nice people!) and just like that her and Nathan were in the same room. With me.
(that’s me in the middle)
I’m not really sure how to explain how it was just seeing them stand beside each other. It was surreal. I would look over and they would be there, it was almost startling.
I will say, I cried more than once that day. Even after the shoot on the way to the room I started crying… it was just a really good day and in 100% honesty, it was the hi-light of my entire trip to Nashville. I loved doing this even more than winning author of the year.
I like to think of Nathan and Jeddah as friends now (not sure what they would think of that) but they’re great people. Nathan has been totally dubbed Romeo by more than just me… he’s become the face of him more so than even I imagined.
I’ve had requests for me to remake the first few covers in the series so Jeddah and Nathan were on all of them… my response is, while that would be awesome, I won’t be doing that. I love the previous covers and the truth is covers cost a lot of money. So do photo shoots. Nathan in on #Heart, the Hardback edition, #Holiday and now #Bae. You can see Jeddah on the Hardback of #Nerd and #Bae. Both of them are in the Book Trailer and they are the couple on the series poster.
Besides, the #Nerd cover is like the defining thing in this series, I couldn’t bear to change it. I hope you all understand that.
So that’s how the photo shoot came to be. It took place at the hotel in Nashville where UtopiaCon was held. The photographer was Regina Wamba of Mae I Design and she also has designed the entire Hashtag Series covers. (I made the series poster using a photo she took).
There has been a lot of request to see more images from the photo shoot, behind the scenes shots as well as ones from the shoot. I am sharing those here today so you can get all the feels like I did. haha. Unfortunately, some of the pictures were lost (mistakenly) from the shoot itself… so I only have some photos and not all of them. There was this one shot, where Nathan and Jeddah wore me and my husband’s wedding bands (My husband was at the shoot too) and they made a heart on her belly… that photo was lost. I still think about that one though, it seems very sentimental to me.
But! We do have some photos! I’ll put them all below for people to view.
Please NOTE: these photos are copyright protected they are not to be COPIED, SHARED, DOWNLOADED or USED for anything without written consent.
Instead of uploading all the pics I have created a slideshow to display them all. You can watch it now!
I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for taking time to stop by today!