So, Paul, my brother's partner, is an artist. Like, an amazing artist. And he is adventurous. So, the first time I met him, 4 years ago, he suggested we do some glamour shot type photos, because at the time, I was still trying my hand at dating with little success. The photo sessions with Paul have since become a theme in our relationship. He loves that I am a willing subject, I love that he makes me look and feel beautiful.
Our first foray into the shots, we just went with what I was wearing at the time, and my own makeup. Remember, this was four years and more than a few pounds ago. Here is one of the shots that resulted from that session.
About a 7 months after that, I went through a really rough relationship and breakup, and I ran to Columbus to clear my head. Denny, Paul, and I went to a haunted hotel for a night of ghost hunting, and he proposed a photo shoot in a cemetery. I willingly agreed. This time, he took care of hair, make up, and costume. Here are some shots from this session:
Crazy awesome, right? Well, another year or so later, they came to Pittsburgh to celebrate my 30th birthday with me. This was right around the time Hubby and I were thinking of starting to date, so I needed an ego boost to prepare myself. Once again, Paul to the rescue. We were going for a modern take on a pin up, sort of inspired by Gewn Stefani. This was the result.
So, as we prepared for our trip to visit Denny and Paul, Paul told me to come ready for some glamour. I kind of thought my days of glamour were over. I am just a simple housewife, more than a little pudgy, and my clothes are now for comfort not fashion. I never should have doubted Paul.
Again, he did my hair and makeup, at one point, while applying eyeliner, he called it Drama in a Bottle. I decided to be brave, and suggested we do the photos without me knowing what I looked like. Paul likes to use draggish amounts of make up, so this was a real leap of faith. I even suggested we end the session in the rain outside. I thought he was going to wet himself, he was so excited. It makes me happy that I can bring that much joy to him, simply by letting him use me a play model. Never did I think that this most recent session was going to have the results that it did.
These are some amazing and artistic shots, with some cool effects I added on some. Paul even spent some time photoshopping me into cool backgrounds.