We're leaving in an hour or two to spend a couple of nights at a local bed and breakfast so we can do some shooting in a pretty(ier than our house) location. I'm super excited because the walls are PURPLE! Over the past five years of hunting for locations to shoot pretty, sexy photos the lack of color in people's lives has dismayed me. Why would you own a house and keep the walls white? Why would you try to rent rooms to people and think it will be any sort of a vacation for them with the same uninspired absence of color? I don't get it, seriously, except that it's cheaper/easier to maintain white walls.
Anyway, we're really looking forward to it; it's been many months since we tried to shoot anything semi-fancy with nylons and stuff. Delia
's been saving a really slinky, beautiful ensemble one of her members sent her waiting for a nice setting to do it justice.
As usual I'm a little nervous about lugging all of our suitcases and light bags into the place. I hate stirring up suspicion amongst the locals; it's already weird enough to them when people IN TOWN want to rent rooms, but probably looks even more sketchy when we bring many giant pieces of luggage for a one or two night stay.
We'll be in and out of home to take care of the dog, download pics, fetch things we've forgotten, etc. In fact, the explanation I give the nosy people is that we are "getting away while staying close enough to home to check up on our pet." One of the suck things is that we've grown to not even want to actually spend the night at these places; we just want to come home and get into OUR bed after we've done our shooting, but not staying the night would *definitely* set off alarms with these people so we'll be imprisoned in boutiquey Victoriana until we're back home full time on Friday. Maybe next time I'll say that we've got construction going on at our house during the day that we want to get away from. It could happen, right?
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