For His Eyes Only

I took my new book down to Dean & Deluca’s this morning for a cup of coffee and a blueberry bagel. In Spoken from the Heart, Laura Bush includes this photo of her mother, taken for her father, who carried it with him across Europe while he fought World War II. Comme c’est romantique! (Sigh)

There is a very special birthday coming up next month in our house. The Head Beasley is turning another year older, and while he would be perfectly satisfied with a greasy Mexican meal and a Guitar Center shopping spree, I am tempted to throw a few boudoir photos into the birthday mix. Now ladies, help me think through this rationally. This can be done well and in good taste, or could be a blog-worthy train wreck that would make for a hilarious account of how I subjected myself to being photographed by a complete stranger in my underwear. For those of you that have done it, please tell me you stopped blushing long enough to pose for a few decent shots. For those of you that have thought about having it done, but lack the guts, you are in good company. I may just build up enough courage to have some boudoir pictures taken, but rest assured, any post-shoot blog posting will be done sans photos. These are for his eyes only, folks. Which brings me to a very crucial consideration in all of this. Where on Earth would one hide such photos so to ensure they would stay FOR HIS EYES ONLY? With my luck, we will one day host a missionary couple in our home who will accidentally stumble upon them while innocently fishing for a copy of the New Testament in a nightstand drawer or something. Now, I’m all for being hospitable, but that’s not quite what I have in mind.

At this present moment, I can either be talked in or out of this decision, so ladies. Fire away! “Yay” or “Nay” to the Boudoir Birthday?!




  1. Jen Scott said,

    January 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Do it!!!! Do it!!! I’ve seen beautiful artsy ones done.. I was gonna, bought cute stuff and all that.. Then my photog had unexpected death , so I haven’t yet.. He will LOVE it. Go for it gurl

  2. Carley Rowe Sullivan said,

    January 17, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Totally do it!!! But, I would highly suggest that you spend the money to go to someone who knows what they are doing and whose work you like…if done well…you will love them…if done poorly, you will hate them (and this is not something you want to hate). So go for it…if you have a good photographer they will help you feel at ease (and a little wine helps too!) I have photographed quite a few boudiors and they are super fun…so it will be interesting to hear your thoughts from the other side…I plan to get mine done after another 7 lbs are lost 😉 so hopefully soon! and get the black book…no shame in loving your husband well!

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