Erica Scott: Life, Love and Spanking

Ruminations, opinionated observations, darkly humorous blathering and the occasional rant from an outspoken spanko and unapologetic attention wh–, um, hog.

Memory Lane

Recently, I was asked to choose 10-12 of my favorite photos from my kink years (videos, parties, private play, etc.). I have come to realize that is no easy feat. I have hundreds of photos I’ve collected over the past 18+ years. Plus, I’ve been busy with work, so I haven’t had time to really sit down and go through the archives.

However, in a lull over the past couple of days, I have started the process. And it’s been fun, digging through all this stuff. And challenging, too. I mean, there are countless photos of my butt, in various stages of undress and color. But what makes one stand out, makes it more interesting than the others? And what about my facial expression, body positioning, etc.? What makes a spanking picture compelling?

And of course, then there are tons of photos that don’t involve spanking itself, but are still from spanko occasions and they hold fond memories. Should I include those?

I was tickled to find one in particular that I hadn’t looked at in years. When I turned 40, my mother was begging me to have professional photos done because she had no recent pictures of me. Yeah, I thought, I’m not falling for that again. The last time I had a picture taken and framed it for her, she hated it. She put it up, but the next time I came over, I found it face down in a drawer. 

Still, some new pics would be nice. So I had a photographer take a full series of shots and let my mother choose what she liked from the proofs. (Fortunately, she did like some of them.)

Cut to 1999, when Eve Howard of Shadow Lane contacted me for the first time, asked for my measurements and clothing sizes, and a head shot.

What head shot?? Who had head shots? I wasn’t a professional actress. And it wasn’t like I could easily take one and shoot it to her. Digital cameras were in their infancy then, as I recall. Cell phone cameras weren’t around at all.

Then I remembered those proofs from the photo shoot two years prior, and I dug them up. Of course I didn’t have a scanner, so I took one of them to good old Kinko’s and had it scanned onto a floppy disk (!). 

So here’s the picture that sorta started it all:




Perhaps I’ll include it. I will finish choosing the others very soon. But for now, Steve is coming over. 🙂

In other news: John had a wonderful birthday weekend. Of course, no one in his family acknowledged it, but screw them. We went out for a nice dinner, I baked him brownies and bought him two new shirts, and pampered/fussed over him all weekend. No, I did not have the server at the restaurant bring him a piece of cake and sing to him. He hates having attention called to himself (the opposite of his attention-ho girlfriend!), so we save that kind of thing for me. But he was happy. ♥

Later, kids…

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23 thoughts on “Memory Lane

  1. Gorgeous pic. Would I have said anything else? 😉

    I had some head shots done when I was 24 at the end of drama school. That was in the non digital days too (just before).

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  2. sixofthebest on said:

    Erica. what a beautiful photo. Oye !, I say with a sigh. If only I was a few years younger I would have wished to sweep you off your feet, and into my arms.my Yiddish spanko friend, and we would be DANCING WITH THE STARS, to a HORA XXX luv ya.

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  3. Beautiful picture, Erica, and it took you far. Quite a success. 🙂

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  4. Wonderful picture!
    Good to hear that John is getting better and better.

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  5. Anonymous on said:

    Do you go to restaurants on your birthday just so they will give you attention? Happy to hear you and John had a great weekend. I also agree it is a great picture – Hal

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  6. Anonymous on said:

    That's a really nice photo. Lots of things I like about it: eyes, smile, red top, the diagonalness…I can't even see snark! 🙂

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  7. Mace — I can't stand old-style photos now! It's so much easier when you can see the results instantly.

    Six — the last time I danced the hora, someone stepped on my foot and split my big toe open! LOL

    Mitch — it really did! Thanks. 🙂

    MrJ — well… I wish that were true, but actually, he isn't. 😦 Still, he has his good days, and I was happy that this weekend was one of those times.

    Anonymous — I guess I wasn't in snark mode that day! 🙂

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  8. Beautiful picture!
    Back when I was interested in a broadcasting career, I went the idiotic route of having Glamour Shots pictures taken and I used to mail the larger photos to random TV stations because I didn't have the $$$ for the caliber of pictures that career required. LOL

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  9. Kelly — thanks! Yeah, a good photographer is not cheap. This one was the daughter of a good friend of mine, so she gave me a good price. She knew all about lighting and angles and so forth. She recognized right away that I have “a good side.” From that time on, I've always known I shoot best from the left.

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  10. You know life brings me in and out of the blogs right now but you are stunning, totally……love your blog and comments but flat out, you are stunning.
    Always
    Ron

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  11. Ron — thank you. 🙂 Nice to see you.

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  12. That's a lovely picture of you. I hope your mother didn't flip that one over and hide it.

    Hugs,
    Hermione

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  13. That photo is amazingly beautiful, Erica!

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  14. Hermione — ha! No, she actually chose this one, with two others. (sigh)

    Jay — thanks! 🙂

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  15. Pleasure to see you and this picture.
    Always
    Ron

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  16. Anonymous on said:

    Happy belated birthday to John! This picture of you is absolutely gorgeous!
    Kristen n.j.

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  17. Kristen — thank you. Ah, for the days when photos looked good without a bit of retouching… (sigh)

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  18. Anonymous on said:

    A lovely picture but it only hints at the sparkling beauty within.

    Anon E. Mouse

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  19. Mouse — aren't you nice. ♥

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  20. What a great photo!

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  21. Craig — thanks. 🙂

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  22. OMG Erica –That is one of my very favorite pics of you 🙂 You are so BEAUTIFUL inside and out 🙂 I am so happy that John had a nice birthday 🙂 I hate how his family treats him 😦 Don't you just love the type of family that doesn't acknowledge someone NOT and I know the feeling 😦 I am so glad you made it good for John, You are such a sweet and caring person 🙂 Much Love and hugs from naughty girl Jade

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  23. Jade — it makes me happy to make John happy. 🙂

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