I’m so stiff and sore from the all day (and evening) shoot yesterday I can’t hardly move. It was worth it, the shots are amazing. The shots are for the chapter on trysting tents, which are pretty much what they sound like. It’s a “tent” that is all about romance and only has to stay up for a few hours (That’s what SHE said) so you can get really creative. Perfect for a special date or special occasion. Pick a secluded spot, create your love nest, add in some treats and wine and yeah … let the romance begin.
I did 4 different versions of trysting tents to show some of the possibilities and different materials you could use – all while keeping the frame (the 3 poles and clothes wire) the same. Here’s 2 examples from yesterday:
Just so I can toot my own horn – I made that wine. It’s a Minnesota version of a Merlot, made it from grapes from my backyard when I lived in Austin, MN. No more grapes for me, for a while, living in a townhome in the city. And if you’re wondering where the lovely location is that I was shooting at, it’s at my sister’s home in Austin. The yard was beautiful to begin with, especially with the creek flowing on the back line, but she’s a talented gardener who knows how to make the most of her property. Her landscaping enhances the natural beauty, it doesn’t fight it or obscure it.
Let me tell you, the smell of lilacs was pure heaven. Wouldn’t you love it if your partner made something like that for you? For a special date or anniversary?
Enough drooling over photos for me, I need to get back to work on the 2nd round of edits for the book. I removed about 1/3 of the content, added in about 1/3 new content, and revamped the order so it flows so much better. It’s a much better book than it was even 1 week ago!