The session was just around the corner, like less than a week away, when I booked it so I had to very quickly find and order some lingerie and then have it rush delivered to ensure timely arrival. I basically only had one shot at it so if what I chose didn't work, well, I'd totally be SOL. Thankfully everything worked out quite well and I happened to find the perfect shoes collecting dust in my closet. (unfortunately Ruby wrangling and Tar.get-ting are not all that conducive to 7" blue suede platform heels. Who would've thought??)
I worked the day of the session and afterwards went over the Hilton over at Lexington Green. I am sure the guy at the front desk wondered what the heck was going on when I walked by the desk carrying blue heels and a bright red tulle skirt. I was nervous, being that I rarely flaunt myself in sexy lingerie in front of Heath, let alone complete strangers and a camera, but I already knew the make-up artist and everyone else involved was super cool. By the time my turn came (there were other women getting pictures done as well. I was the only one getting them done for anniversary purposes, most were doing them for wedding gifts for their future hubbies, and I was probably a good 10 years older than most of the other girls) I was standing out in the room in my corset like it something that I did all the time. Did I mention that there were mimosas?
Getting my make-up done was strange only because I never really wear make-up, only a bit of mascara and lipstick every once in a blue moon. This time I was wearing everything AND for the first time, fake lashes, which I instantly loved, loved, loved and want to wear every day if only I could apply them. (I have tried once since and it was an epic fail) My hair, sigh, I wish it could look like that ALL the time. CURSE not winning the lottery and having my own personal stylist on hand each morning!
Okay, so I may or may not have Googled "boudoir photo poses" and stuff like that beforehand, so that I'd be a rock star in front of the camera. (by "stuff like that" I mean I practiced in front of the mirror in the bedroom, door locked) I'd have my POT LEDOM moment and hit all my angles correctly and wouldn't Tyra be oh so proud of me?! I'm fiercely real, bitch! *snap-snap-snap*
Hahahahaha. No. Instead as soon as I stepped up to the curtain I forgot all that I'd practiced and I felt like such a DORK and immediatly began my crazy uncomfortable laughter thing that I do along with making crazy faces. Thankfully, Sabrina was good at directing me and reassuring me that even though it might feel strange, "trust me, it looks amazing!" In the end the shoot turned out to be a ton of fun. I still felt like a dork but it was fun :)
I left the session feeling pa-retty dang good about myself and on a crazy adrenaline rush that ended about 10 minutes afterwards. All of the sudden I was crazy ass hungry and friggin' exhausted! I drove straight to McD's, wolfed down a cheeseburger, and then picked up Ruby from daycare. When she saw me in my make up she asked who painted my lips and eyes, lol. Which made me realize, Shit! How am I going to explain the make up and hair when I get home?? There was no way that I was taking off my makeup or getting rid of my curls right away so I ended up telling Heath that I had been a model for my friend Laura who works for Mary Kay. Which is not totally a lie because Laura was the one who did my makeup that day! Woot!
Okay, so here are a few photos from the session:
Not to get too detailed (you're welcome) but we'll just say that he liked them very much. Even though these were meant as a gift to him truthfully the session was a gift to myself as well. Everyone deserves to get pampered every once in a while! And even though it's odd for me to see myself in photos like this I am SO happy that I went outside of my comfort zone and did it in the first place. I really didn't think I'd ever have the balls to do something like this. As a bonus now I have these photos to look back on in the future and be all like, "Daaaamn, I was smokin'!" And hopefully when Ruby comes across them accidentally way, way far into the future she'll think the same thing and not be traumatized by them. ;)
Outfits: This corset, with black ruffled undies, fishnets, and my favorite heels. For the second outfit I wanted to do something along the line of superheros. The outfit wasn't ideal but I'm pleased with it considering I was literally getting everything together less than a week before the shoot. [Heath's t-shirt, heels (similar; mine were $7 from target :), skirt]