In October I got an email from one of the boys' agencies saying that there was a photographer interested in using Weston for a shoot (All the agencies have the kids' profiles and composites online so that clients can look through them). He was on location here in Tokyo and was wondering his schedule.
When I told them he was available, she said that she would get back to me.
Later that day, she called and said that Weston got the job and that it was for American Airlines. When I told Weston the good news, he immediately said "do I get to go on an Airplane?"!
But it was for their first class magazine 'Celebrated Living' featuring the Peninsula Hotel.
It was a really fun day and Weston did great!
At the end of the shoot, the photographer pulled our agent aside. When she came to walk us out she said "the photographer loved Weston and wants to pay you more!" Of course we didn't have a problem with that!
Last week the agency emailed a link and said "Take a look!!!". When we opened it, we were happy and surprised to see Weston on the cover :)
Also, they gave credit to him on the inside (model,Weston-KMpromotion) of the magazine.
Vice President Biden was visiting Japan this last week, and yesterday we got to meet him! He was very nice and personable and invited all of the kids up to the stage with him.
Ashton was the 2nd or 3rd kid to hop up and Mr. Biden looked right at him, gently grabbed his chin and said "Well hello there handsome! What's your name?"
It was so very cool! Ashton was grinning ear to ear as you can see from the pictures.
After his speech, we were allowed to go take a group picture with him. Up on stage he asked Ashton if he could borrow his tie. Ashton thought that was pretty funny!
As our group was exiting, he pulled Ashton aside to shake his hand. I stopped with him and he grabbed my hand and said "Hi there! What's your name? You have the most beautiful eyes! Are they from your mother or father?" I said my mom and he replied "Is she living?" and I said "no". He then went on to say " Well, if she was, you would owe her a thank you note for those eye!" Then he grabbed me, Tommy and Ashton, pulled us in close and took another picture with us! It was all very exciting:)
I'm glad that we were able to have this experience!