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. ♥