Day in the life of a stage mom

Some of you may know that I work as a commercial actor in the Bay Area. At times opportunities arise for my girls to work in commercials, print campaigns or films. (sometimes they are working more than me!!) Two weeks ago we got an audition notice for a print modeling job for Chloe (8) and Phoebe (4 mos) for CafePress.

I picked Chloe up a little early from school and took them to the audition. It went pretty smoothly! It was at the studio of photographer Marcy Maloy.

Phoebe’s audition shot

Chloe’s shot– I’m probably Instagraming in the background!

Phoebe and Chloe

It helped that I knew the photographer and that Chloe had worked with her many times before, but you never know the variables on whether you will book a job or not. Since Phoebe is under 6 months they would need to have a registered nurse on set to ensure her safety, they may have wanted a different ethnicity or boy, but we found out a few days later that they booked the job.

On the shoot day Chloe went to school in the morning and we arrived to the set after lunch. The girls did great.

One of Phoebe’s solo shots. She can only be on camera for 20 minutes total per day, so we had to work pretty quickly to get her shots done!

Chloe doing her thing

Big Sister, Little Sister

While on set I got to know the client, CafePress, a little. I was impressed with how nice and genuinely enthusiastic about their product they were. I had gone to Cafe Press’ website before the shoot as I had never heard of them before. They sell shirts and other items with every design you could imagine and if you don’t see the design you want, you can design your own and make money if your design sells. I think that is genius!!

They gave Phoebe a really cute onesie.

C/O Cafe Press- photo by me

I contacted CafePress after the shoot to see if they would be interested in offering Our Urban Playground’s readers a discount on some of their products. For four days we have a coupon that is good for 20% off almost all baby and kids apparel. (does not apply to design your own)

Go to CafePress and enter OUP2012 at checkout starting tonight at 12am PST.

The coupon expires Friday night at 11:59 PST.

Photographs in this post were taken by Marcy Maloy.

Info about the coupon from CafePress:

October 30th through November 2nd save 20% off select* kid and baby apparel from CafePress! Use coupon code OUP2012 at checkout.

*Save 20% off select kid and baby apparel from, excluding shipping charges, gift wrap charges, and applicable sales tax.  Applies only to kid t-shirts, kid hoodies, baby gowns, baby bodysuits, infant and toddler t-shirts.  Coupon code OUP2012 must be entered at check out.  Promotion starts on October 30, 2012, at 12:00 a.m. (PT) and ends on November 2, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. (PT).  Offer only applies to orders from the CafePress Marketplace. Discount does not apply to Gift Certificates, SIGG bottles, licensed sports merchandise, Fathead products, specially priced CafePress products, CafePress Groups and LogoSportswear orders, fulfillment products, bulk orders, Design Your Own, and any products numbers starting in 030. Offer valid online only, cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotions and may change, be modified or cancelled at anytime without notice. This promotion cannot be applied to past orders.



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