Cheyenne’s Tales from the Set: Sharks,Wind, and Flat Abs, oh my!

Fitness magazine ran an additional cover for the month of June and I just got my hands on it. I love how happy it looks when the situation was actually a little intense .. the wind was howling, I was standing up on a pier, and had assistants in the water and hanging from the pier holding reflectors and scrims. As I’m shooting I see a small shark swim underneath her, and decided to wait until it passed under her before I said anything to anybody. Kathy was a total trooper, let me finish shooting. We found out that it was just a sand shark, and he was harmless, so we all got back in the water for another cover try. For more tales from Cheyenne, view her blog at

Deborah Keaton: Art Director

Alyssa Pizer Management wants to celebrate one of our biggest inspirations, art director Deborah Keaton.  She has worked with Don Diaz on Disney photo shoots for nearly ten years.  Such a long history means they’re extremely comfortable working together – and they’re both Scorpios, so they even match up astrologically!

Whatever it is that has created such a strong partnership, something’s definitely working right for this pair.  Don praises Deb’s ability to always have a clear vision, which makes his job a lot easier.  Deb loves that Don understands the look and feel of Disney, which she says can be hard to get just right.  Together, they consistently meet – and usually exceed – the client’s expectations.

Deb’s website says, “Some designers leave a stamp on their client’s work.  Deborah leaves a smile on their face.”  I think she should add that she also leaves a smile on the faces of people she has collaborated with.  APM is certainly smiling because of her!  Thank you, Deb, for your inspiration.

Cheyenne’s The Improper Bostonian Cover

Here is what Cheyenne has to say about her cover of the Improper Bostonian:

“My cover of the Improper Bostonian this month features the incredibly funny and sweet Ashley Williams. We had a gorgeous laid back day in Topanga shooting at The Mermaid Inn, eating lunch from the Waterlilly, and playing dress up in gorgeous gowns supplied by my favorite.. Melinda Tarbell. To read the article and hear more about her upcoming movies, wedding, and rise in Hollywood click here: