If you’ve read my last post than you would have seen that instahusband was hired back for another photoshoot. Bless his cotton socks he was a trooper.
I originally tried to get the photos myself by setting up the tripod against a simple background in my lounge room. Why? Because it was hot AF outside and I did not want to leave the comfort of the air conditioned room. I’m a sook when it comes to the heat.
1 outfit with this setup was all I got before realised it was just shit. So staged and uptight. Even blasting Missy Elliott and downing half a glass of wine couldn’t loosen me up and make it look more natural. Although to be fair I don’t think any photos of me getting down to Missy were going to make the cut.
So it was time to think up Plan B. Unfortunately Plan B involved going out into the heat.
The blasted heat.
I asked my lovely, darling instahusband for a last minute photoshoot favour… to which he thankfully accepted.
I had hoped that being a Sunday afternoon my location of choice would be deserted. But NOPE! Some blasted kids basketball event was on. Yayyyyyyyy. But the show had to go one because I was running out of weekend and therefore out of time.
Up first, the super quick casual look with tights and baseball cap. Instahusband directs me to keep moving around and ‘do things’, so just some natural shots with me interacting with the lamp post and we were ready to get look 2 underway.
A quick dash to the car to change and once again I am bereft of pants in public (I’m starting to see a trend here…). I quickly whip on my fave pair of ripped jeans and head back to get another set of pics.
This time I’m going for a stylish casual look in a pair of simple heels. Instahusband tells me to change up my expression a little as my resting bitch face is a bit severe. I would like to reiterate that I am not 100% comfortable in front of the camera and I also cannot tell when I have RBF. Point taken Instahusband, I will uncomfortably force a half smile to look a little more chilled. Nailed it.
Time for look number 3.
I battle to get my skinny jeans on in a hurry. Seems like the universe wants me to be caught in my flesh colored spanks…
Instahusband has me set up against a wall for this shot. He’s taken time to find the light and how I need to angle myself to best catch it. He’s a good egg. We get a few shots in this space because I feel a little more relaxed having the wall to lean against in different ways (yup, there’s totally more than 1 way to lean against a wall).
Shot number 4 turned out to be my favorite, but was the most challenging. Instahusband is demanding more from me as a model. He must have me confused with Kendall or Gigi – girls who can take directions.
He asks me to “act natural, look seductive, no you look mad now, try look over your shoulder, no more like this (insert instahusband demo), ok not that sexy, let’s try a different angle, walk towards me, look over there, ok I think we’ve got it”. Phew! A quick kiss with the Director and it’s time for the last look.
Ok, so I mentioned it was hot right? Well the last look was hooooooooooooooooot. It was the sweater look. After putting on jeans, boots and a sweater I prayed the photo would be quick. Casually sitting in the back of my car, I acted as naturally as possible. Instahusband was nearing the end of his patience too. 1 shot and we’d be done!
Thankfully once I got into a semi-natural looking position (lol) and looked like I was looking around at some scenery, whilst being directed to look like I was cold (massive LOL), we got the shot and it was a wrap.
I think we took about 800 photos in total just to get 5 different pics for the post. I hope you guys enjoyed some of the ones that did not make the cut, and appreciate instahusband’s assistance in this just as much as I did.
I can’t wait to see what the next shoot brings us (hopefully I’ll be confident like Kendall by then!).