Someone may think I’ve gone off the deep end. Pole dancing classes and now this.
I have just set a tentative date with a photographer for a boudoir session. It’s been six months in the making.
Don’t know what boudoir pics are? It’s the latest photography craze with soon to be Mrs. The bride takes what I would describe as playful pin up type photos, has them bound and there you have it, instant book for your man.
Why has it been six months? At first, I had planned to do this before Cowboy went to Iraq. I then learned no questionable photos were allowed with him over there. Then I decided I would do them while he was in Iraq, so he could have it as a welcome home gift. Well, I wasn’t too happy with my body to go for it. I’m so happy I wasn’t. Before I only knew of two Dallas area photographers that do this. Both were on the high end of the pricing scale. This project of mine didn’t become top of mind.
One of my favorite hobbies is to stalk photography blogs. Most of the photographers I stalk are based in southern California. One day, one of them posted that they were going to do a boudoir marathon. This is where the photographer sets up shop/studio in a hotel room and schedules many girls at different times. It’s offered at a much lesser rate. I was jealous that I didn’t know of any Dallas area photographers offering this up. So, my little project slipped my mind.
Like Hanukkah, it seemed that everyday during one week, I found Dallas photographer upon Dallas photographer. Where have these people been hiding? I found one, that led me to another that led me to some more. Don’t you love that about blog stalking? You never know where one will lead you.
So I have a new team to stalk. They’ve restored my faith in what I thought was a lost cause in our city. One of my favorites announced that she was planning a boudoir marathon – YIPPEE. I immediately emailed her for me to be noticed as soon as she confirmed the date and location. Done! I’m so happy.
I have a month to get the guts to half bare it all for a photographer and find outfits or lack of. I’m wondering if I should go playful or pin-up? What should I do about make-up? Is it necessary to have yours professionally done for something like this or should I do it myself and let her touch up editing do the tricks?
I wish Beverly or AP or B were here. You’re allowed one friend to accompany you. I’m scared to ask my local friends; they so wouldn’t see the art in this. They may think me skanky for even thinking about doing this. I don’t think I’ll have the guts to open up to the camera alone, though. Will I?