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Mary Kay Photoshoot - LATISM Retreat in Washington D.C.

Behind the Scenes with Carmen Ordonez from Viva Fashion

Behind the Scenes with Carmen Ordonez from Viva Fashion

Who said photography wasn't fun? Driving an entire day throughout DC in a limousine with a bunch of beautiful models proves you wrong. Here is a quick snapshot that Ana Flores of LatinaBloggersConnect took:

In the picture is Carmen Ordonez from Viva Fashion

For this event, Mary Kay invited six of the world's top Latina bloggers to attend a retreat in D.C. with a full make-over by celebrity make-up artist Luis Casco, celebrity stylist Angie Escamilla, and yours truly as the photographer.

LATISM (Latinos in Social Media) is a pioneering organization of Latinos social media influencers of over 140,000 members. This event was a This by-invitation only unique opportunity will bringing together top Latina executives with a hand-picked group of influential Latina bloggers. The event was organized by Mary Kay, LV Communications and Latina Bloggers Connect.

The girls were getting ready at the splendid Hotel Helix before a limousine took us to four DC landmarks: Pennsylvania Avenue with the Capitol in the background, the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial and finally Georgetown. We had three hours to cover four locations with six models in DC traffic, but everyone pulled together and we made it! This was the first event of its kind and while none of the girls are professional models and we had to work quickly, their attitude and spirit was simply stunning, particularly when considering the heat and the constantly changing weather conditions. But see for yourself...

Mercedes Sanchez of Be Chic Mag (Facebook, Twitter):


Jeanette Kaplun, Co-Founder of Todo Bebe and Co-Host of Viva La Familia:


Carmen Ordonez of Viva Fashion Blog (Facebook):


Monique Frausto of Blogs by Latinas (Facebook, Twitter)


Flor de Maria Rivera of Flor de Maria Fashion:


Viviana Hurtado of The Wise Latina Club (Facebook):


And here is a shot of stylist Angie Escamilla: