For this week's Scene, I've written an honest accounting about what it's like to have a sexy boudoir photo taken at a professional studio. Now let me introduce you to a "Model Citizen."
The pictures were taken at Posh Portraits, which is here in Northeast Ohio. Owner/photographer Sarah Kraus was just terrific as were her stylists Jenna Lowe and Natalie Sanders. They were all professional and so so fun. I can't say enough about them.
Here's a bunch of pix I took during the shoot. I've also included some of the professional shots (courtesy of Posh Portraits) that did not run in Scene.
I had a blast with this assignment and I hope the essay and what I've posted here shed some light on this popular trend.
Onto the pictures. For the record, nothing in this post has been Photoshopped.
Raw Erin. On my way to Posh Portraits with no make-up and just-shampooed hair.
Jenna Lowe transformed me into a starlet! She's cool ...
... so was Natalie Sanders, who muscled my giant hair into a slick do.
Who is this chick? Oh yeah, it's me!
These eyelashes were so giant, they deserved pet names. Maybe Mash and Dash?
Somebody hand me my phone. Gotta call my homie Dorothy and tell her I found her dress.
No hat for me but it sure looks good on you.
Shoe-gasm! I'm all over these ruby slippers, baby.
Tons of hip places to take a pic in this snazzy studio.
Photographer and Posh Portrait studio owner Sarah Kraus. She is so down.
A runner-up photo. Are those really my legs?
The photo that ran in the Scene before any photoshop retouching.
Not the most comfortable position, but the pic came out nice.
I guess this is what it's like to have a mirrored ceiling in the bedroom. Yikes!
And despite the fact that there are many many many Photoshop opportunities in this last one, I can't resist posting it for Al the Retired Army Guy, Velociman, James Old Guy and Hoosierboy.
When I got home, my kid was fascinated with the eyelashes. Look what she did with them when I took them off. Ha! You are so crazy, kid I love it!
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Thanks so much to all the crew over at Posh Portraits, to my editor for this plum assignment and perhaps most importantly to all my readers. I'm nothing without you.