Had this a week or so ago. It was nice because she scheduled it at a coffee shop that is literally like a mile from my house. I’d never been there before, but it was a nice place. Will have to go back. I was planning to walk or ride my bike down there, but then my friend invited me over to see her new place afterwards, and while that is still in St Paul, it’s a bit further so I decided to drive. But still, it was cool– I had that consult meeting, then I went to buy tickets to Circus Juventas because it was near my friend’s house, then I went to her place, all without leaving St Paul! How awesome is that!
Anyway, back to the consult. It was still kind of awkward, because while the coffee shop was almost empty, it was very long, narrow, and quiet, so I felt like wherever I sat, either these two dudes that were there or the barista would overhear our conversation. I decided I’d rather have the barista overhear than two random guys though, so I sat near the counter. Some old guy came in later and sat at the table right next to us, though, so I’m sure he heard the entire conversation. But whatever.
So then the photographer, April, showed up, and showed me a little video of her work. We talked about the process and she asked me some questions like what is my style/fashion sense like, what parts of my body do I like or not like, and which parts does my husband like. The style question was easy enough… romantic, slightly vintage/Victorian/Steampunk/Renaissance, with some edginess for contrast. I like my hair; don’t like my bum or stomach. Husband likes my hair and eyes… I don’t know, I guess he likes my butt too but I really don’t understand why! Then again, I’ve never really understood the appeal of butts. (But I do like his, so I guess….)
We then talked about the process… I’m supposed to send pictures of make-up and hair styles that I like to my “style team” (sounds so fancy!!). The price of the photo shoot includes full hair and make-up, which was a requirement for me because I am not good at doing those things myself! I thought about doing the cheaper package that didn’t include that, but as long as I am doing this I figured I should do it right.