I considered re-scheduling the whole thing, but the reason I booked the shoot for this particular Saturday was because a good friend of mine badly needed some new pictures for her escort site, and in an uncharacteristic display of shyness, she was afraid to go shoot with Tommy alone. Not that she was thinking Tommy would be inappropriate, far from it. She'd simply never worked with a professional photographer before and she was nervous. And as long as I was going to be there anyway, I figured I might as well try to get even a few pictures out of the deal.
So I went down to Tommy's studio with her and helped her get dressed and fuss with her makeup, and generally petted and reassured her until Tommy put her in front of the camera, and then, of course, she was fine, because this girl is a submissive at heart, and in his studio, Tommy is a dominant perfectionist. You just do what he tells you to do, and you get pretty pictures. And she certainly did.
Max and I hung out and watched that for an hour, and then it became apparent that Tommy and I weren't really going to have much time at all to work before his next (paying) client showed up. You see, Tommy and I do what are called "trade shoots". That means no money changes hands - we're trading my time for his, and we share the resulting images. Some of the shots are designed to suit my needs, and some of them are for him. I don't model anywhere near as much as I used to, but it's always fun to see what Tommy comes up with, artistically. Even the shots that aren't really appropriate for MistressMatisse.com are lovely. These are two of my favorite non-mistressy pictures from yesterday.
So I think I did get a couple of pretty, mistressy pictures for the site, and Tommy and Max and I agreed that we'd book a good long shoot after Kinkfest.
Today is another jam-packed day: Max is doing a workshop at the Wet Spot today called "Bondage From The Bottom's Perspective" with different people talking about why they like being tied up and how different types of bondage make them feel. And Max will be pulling people out of the audience to tie them up so that they can experience it and talk about how they felt.
That's the afternoon, and then we'll go out to dinner and come back to the Bondage Party. I expect to be pleasantly tired by Sunday night…