A couple of weeks ago as Shawn and I were getting ready for bed, he remarked, “You look great Darlin’, but can’t you wear something besides my old tattered t-shirts to bed?” After I finished raking him over the coals, I gave it some thought, and he was right. I had not been making much of an effort in the boudoir/bedroom attire. A few weeks ago, I told you about how I got my groove back on the dance floor (click here). But, despite being groovey on the dance floor, I had not fully recovered my groove in the bedroom following my left breast mastectomy. (Dear God, I hope my parents or teens aren’t reading this!) So I decided to do something about it.
I called up a very talented photographer I know, named Colin Pittman(find him here), and set up an appointment for boudoir shots. Colin is very generous in sharing part of the proceeds from these sessions with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, so I felt quite legit in doing it. Heck, it even came up in our latest CBC Radio Interview (which you can listen to here), but I managed to cover up with, “Yes, I am doing boudoir photos to help raise money for the CBCF.” (But y’all know that’s not the real reason, right?)
Colin was magical, and to make it even more fun, my co-writer, Susan (the Savvy Sister) was visiting from Georgia and she came along and got shots done too! (You will be hearing lots more about Susan’s visit in my next post.) We had such a hoot at that photo shoot, I recommend that if you ever decide to do a session, take along a friend.
On our CBC Radio Interview earlier this week, a lady called in who was very emotional about the loss of her breast and trying to come to grips with a new body image. It is not easy. The breasts are linked to our sexuality and our femininity. For a long time I felt that it was impossible to look sexy after losing a breast……………………..I don’t think that way anymore.
Now I challenge Susan to share some of her sexy photos!