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By Jose Pagan, NYC

By Jose Pagan, NYC

By Jose Pagan Photograpy, NYC

By Jose Pagan Photograpy, NYC

As models we grow from our shoots. You can’t ever have too much camera time. Those of us who take modeling seriously invest in ourselves, in this trade. It does not take long to figure out what photographers are top of the line in the Plus industry. Sad to admit many will not work with a plus size model. So this leaves us with a small yet very Elite group of photographers. These shoots can cost a small fortune. Many of us are on a tight budget and these ‘Dreamy’ photo shoots seem nearly impossible.

Ladies do not be afraid to reach out to these photographers with a ‘Plan B’. Share with him/her that you could help around the studio as their assistant in return for some camera time. You can even offer to be their Social Media intern. I even got new lens for a photographer and he did my shoot for free. I saved hundreds on an amazing shoot. I share this with you all to give you options. Where there is a Will there is always a way.

Btw, I have been trying to re-shoot with Jose Pagan for months now but he is forever booked.

I saw an ad for a Free photo session with the one and only Jose Pagan. It was only posted for 24 hours. I found it on a Friday night at 10:30 PM and shoot was for the very next morning. There was no time to hire a stylist, make-up or hair person. I was tired from a long day at the hospital with Mom and just wanted to rest. I laid in bed for about two minutes before I attacked my closet.

Five outfits and two wigs later I was ready. We shot near Times Square right smack in the middle of the street and in the lovely Sanctuary Hotel. It was suppose to be for 30 minute slot but Jose dedicated two hours for me. I am including one look here for this blog the rest you will see featured in a magazine.

Ladies I highly recommend him. For more on Jose you can go to http://www.paganphotography.org

Unconditional Love

My First birthday

My First birthday

After her Coma

After her Coma

Mom & Me

Mom & Me

Already a Star

Already a Star

There she is Celebrating me once again. You see I was all my parents ever wanted.  After being married for 24 years of trying to start a family; I finally happened for them. I was their only child.

They weren’t just my parents they were both my best-friends. I can recall the hours of playing games with them it was always so much fun. It wasn’t until years later that I realized how old they really were. The fact that they both worked long hours in a factory never occurred to me. Of course they must have been beat tired but their smile and all the energy they provided me with never let me see that.

Here we are 43 years later and I am the loving parent and proud mother of four amazing individuals. I am also my mother’s guardian. We lost dad fifteen years ago and not a day goes by we don’t miss him or bring him up in our daily conversation.

Mom has been in a nursing home for almost five years. She suffered a brain stroke that left her in a coma for a few weeks and once she came out of it she has never been the same. She has no memory and cannot even eat on her own she has a feeding tube. Due to lack of mobility her body has become contorted and she cannot walk. It has been the hardest journey this family has ever faced. These last five years has taken a toll on her aching and old bones. My beautiful Queen is slowing losing the battle of living.

She will always be my biggest Fan and supporter even before I became ‘Olga Plus Model’ she saw my shine. Today I celebrate her for never giving up on HER dream of becoming a parent. She raised me with love, spoiled me rotten but always insisted I knew the meaning of being humble and hard-working.

Her illness is coming to an end and she is now in Hospice; sadly to admit her hours are being counted. This is a very hard week for me but I know this nightmare is far from over.  It also in my career a huge week with new clients, press releases and photo shoots. I was in my room devastated looking at old family albums getting on a good cry in peace. The kids would be home soon and I did not want them to see me this way.

I was even thinking maybe I cannot take on these new projects, perhaps not the right time. Then I felt her love her presence with me. She would never allow me to admit defeat or even show weakness. This was not how she raised me. So I went for it and got it! The next few days and weeks will be painful and devastating but I have a legacy to continue. Everything I do reflects on my parents so the show must go on and it better be one heck of a show.

Thank you for all your prayers keep them coming they are very needed and so healing.

Curvaciously Yours

Olga

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