...Guess what *I* did?
Ok, I know you guys remember me telling you a few posts back that I had a "secret" to tell you. Right?
Well, it's time to share. But before I do...let me just warn you. This secret is NOT...and I repeat...IS NOT earth shattering! Actually, some/most of you probably won't even care. AND may even be a little ticked at me that this is IT??? (sorry)
How bout a little background, shall we?
As you are aware, I have a group of friends that I meet with every week for Girls Night. Three of these lovely ladies own/run this company. They had this brilliant idea, back before the first of the year, that one night for Girls Night, we should do a Valentines photo shoot for our sweethearts. WELL...that sounds like a fun idea, doesn't it? But WAIT, here's the kicker...not only will this be a Girls Night photo shoot...but a Girls Night LINGERE photo shoot!
Ok, I can already hear some of you GASPING! Trust me, you didn't "clutch the pearls" like I did! A lingere photo shoot? You mean...with LINGERE?
Alright people, now, I'm getting nervous. It's enough that I agreed to be in my FAMILY shoot for Christmas cards. But THIS...(excuse me a minute, I'm feeling faint again just talking about it. ) ...THIS is just not something that screams DAWN!!! I am the one who takes the pictures. NOT the one who has pictures taken of them.
Those of you who know me, know that I am, by no means, a "spotlight" kinda girl. I like to be behind the scenes and just watch stuff happen! I mean, I struggled with even doing a scrapbook layout of myself.
Ok, ok...enough rambling. The plan was for us to wear something that we thought our husbands would find sexy and/or attractive. Ya'll my daily "uniform" is jeans and a shirt. If that's not sexy...I don't know what is! lol When I tell you that I stressed over this for weeks...you've gotta believe me. When the day finally came, I felt sick to my stomach. Literally! I DON'T do lingere! Some of the ladies even went and bought cute little nightys for this historic event. And we all thought long and hard about what our hubbies might think...again, I felt sick. They even had someone come and do hair and makeup if we wanted.
Anyway, I guess you're wondering if I actually went through with it? Yes, I did! Again, I was still very nervous and VERY out of my element. But fortunately, I'm good friends with the photographers and I trusted that they'd keep my apprehensions in mind. They did an awesome job with suggesting poses and the right "looks" for us. It was actually pretty fun. I think the part I really enjoyed was that they tried to make sure our wedding rings were visible in most of the shots. Again, trying to get us out of our day to day "routines". And prove that, even though we're moms and wives, we should sometimes be pampered and made to feel special.
Alright, so you wanna see some of my shots? (I can't believe I'm showing these to you.) But...here goes. This is the group of pix I put together to give to my sweetheart for Valentines Day. This is only 3 of the 10+ that were taken.So, whatcha think? You think the mister is gonna like them? I think that's what I was most nervous about. But we'll see...
And now, the fine print....
NOTE: All of these ladies that I spend several hours with week after week, are Christians. The main focus here was to do a photo shoot that would make us, "regular" moms & wives feel special and pretty. Each of our shoots were done separately and not in front of everyone. It was up to us as to whether or not we wanted to show our pictures to eachother. We were not "forced" to do anything we didn't WANT to do. The photographers and the photos were very tasteful.