A fancy apron helps.
I do incorporate it into my cooking. For awhile I tried "oil pulling"....but it just makes my jaw sore...and me crabby. Last summer I used plain old coconut oil as a moisturizer. The mosquitos appreciated it. A lot. I smelled and tasted delicious.
So, I got to thinking. Men are visual. If I send my husband a picture of the six pack of beer I have waiting for him at home, he seems happier when he walks through the door. I have a sneaking suspicion that photo was probably his screen saver all day long.
That is when I really started to pay attention to his screen saver. For the longest time, he had this weird little green martian man. To be honest, it bothered me.
I always switch out my screen saver. It's always a picture of my babies.
Or sometimes of my kids and husband.
But his was always some stupid graphic.
It was time to change that. What if I sent him some pictures that he would want to look at all day...everyday?
Or maybe I should take it a step further? What if I were to take some Boudoir pictures?
Yes. I looked it up. I mean, I knew what they were, but I wanted to find out what the word Boudoir actually was defined as. "Master Bedroom."
Okay. All I needed to do was take some pictures in my Master Bedroom.
This is could handle. I suppose the fact that they were taken in the bedroom automatically made them sexy, right?
Luckily, I already had a couple on my phone.
Okay...maybe this wasn't quite the look I was going for.
This one doesn't have the crazy dog eyes...but again, it might not be what he would find desirable.
I decided to attempt taking a picture while I was actually awake, rather than relying on the photos my kids seemed to find entertaining to take of me sleeping.
Yes. It was time for a sexy selfie.
Here is what I came up with....
It soon came to my attention that if I was in my bed...my furry companions felt the need to be there too. While I found this most wonderful, perhaps my husband wouldn't look at these photos and think "wow...that's hot."
So...I decided perhaps I should try some solo shots.
Prior to the "big shoot," I referred to the Victoria's Secret catalogue. I felt it was important to not only set the scene correctly, but to also study up on how to make the perfect "sexy face." You know....that subtle kind of "duck face pout."
I am pretty sure I nailed it in this photo.
I really liked how the sun added such a nice "back light" to this last photo...so I figured it was time to take my shoot outside, and try some natural lighting. I found it brought a whole new dimension to the level of sexiness in my photos.
I think it especially highlights my eyes.
Okay. Maybe I needed to get in touch with my "bad-girl" side. I mean, so far, all of my pictures were pretty tame. Maybe a little walk on the wild side was what this marriage was missing.
Or maybe not.
I should mention that there was a point at which I felt it might be a fun idea to incorporate my husband into my photo session. Perhaps I would be able to capture our love and passion if the two of us were actually in the pictures together. It was a nice thought, but he didn't exactly embrace the photo taking in quite the way I had hoped he would. I mean, he embraced it...but...well, you get the picture...
So, I was on my own once again.
I was starting to wonder if I would need to actually hire a professional to make this happen. However there are two reasons I just couldn't do that.
1. I'm too cheap.
2. Are you fricking kidding me?
3. How could this be a selfie if it was taking by somebody elsie?
So...once again, I was on my own. Somehow...I was going to make this happen. And dammit, it was going to be fabulous.
At an art museum in New York I snapped a picture of a painting that I thought would be something worth attempting to recreate.
I had to think like a photographer. A photographer who didn't have a fancy camera. Or any other equipment. Or training. Or...well, anything.
What did I have? Well....I had things around the house I could use as props, I guess. And I had sunlight. That was about as good as I was going to get. And you know what...that is all you need.
I finally figured out the key to creating professional looking pictures.
LOTS of light....so much light, that you can't clearly define the subject in the photo!
It is pure magic!
I am tempted to post the picture I am talking about....it is completely 100% G rated. Well, maybe we should give it a PG rating, because it is not a cartoon sketch. And the lighting was KEY. It looks like a professional photo. (A fur throw as your backdrop is also an excellent prop.) I think I should perhaps consider becoming a Boudoir Photographer. Although that would be a really uncomfortable job for me (unless I was taking photos of Jamie Fraser)
click and scroll down to read about (and see) Jamie Fraser
If that were the case, by all means, a full time photographer I would be!!
However, I can not bring myself to throw my perfect picture on here. This ridiculous post is getting more narcissistic by the moment.....which is the opposite of my intention.
1. If you recall....I am trying to create a screen saver...not a scandal.
2. Do you think I would even write about this if it were anything like the above painting?!
So, ladies (and gents...because I can't think of anything more entertaining than the thought of my husband actually attempting to create boudoir photos to send to me!!!) if you need to add a little more spice to your marriage, it doesn't all have to happen in the kitchen spice cabinet.
I finally decided that it was time to throw on some lipstick and go for it. (I highly recommend the chrome filter.) I was not having any luck with the 'full facial frontal'...so I tried the "half face hair hide"....and we were good to go.
As the french say...oui! Croissaint! Merci Beaucoup!
And yes. I am still procrastinating. Who comes up with a post on Boudoir photos in order to avoid writing about their "31 Days of Taking on the To-Do List?"
I can only imagine what will happen tomorrow.
Maybe we will have to talk about this.
Until then. Happy Tuesday!!