Sunday, June 30, 2013

Wu Feature History - Aspen (2013)

The following is part of a series of blogs that will look back at all the feature sets from Soles of Silk that have appeared on Wu's Feetlinks and the girls who made them a success. Carmen got the ball rolling in 2006 and every year since, Soles of Silk has had a set featured on Wu's Feetlinks - the most recent of which stars Aspen. In the last entry we saw Kayleigh celebrating the end of the school year. In this one, Aspen represents the USA while having some fun in the falls...


Aspen is more breathtaking than the falls behind her

2013 Feature: Star Spangled Cutie

Model: Aspen
Shoe Size: 8

With the exception of Ryan, most of the girls who have posed for Wu's feature sets from Soles of Silk have been my more established models. And while Aspen has been a ball of fire posing for more than 500 pictures already, the fact remains that she's been on the site less than a year (August 2012). Be that as it may, she's one of the most deserving girls on Soles of Silk to represent the site. She's been nothing but dependable and energetic about posing since Day One.

While I won't go into details about how this set came to be, as I will be posting an entire blog about that, I will say this location is one of the most beautiful I've used for any set I have ever done. It wasn't even one we intended to use, but again, that's what the blog titled, "The Epic Adventure of Shooting Aspen's Feature" is all about. Make sure to give that a read.

Sadly, I will be out of town for about a week right when this set is scheduled to be posted. While on the road I will try my hardest to keep tabs on all your feedback on the site's Twitter (@SolesofSilk) and the Wu's Feetlinks Forum. Aspen is also really looking forward to reading it as well. She's so proud of this set and rightfully so - she looks beautiful!



Aspen bares her drenched soles


This concludes the Wu Feature History series. We'll have to wait another year to see which Soles of Silk model might be making an appearance in the 2014 feature set. Any suggestions? Who would you like to see? There are so many girls on the site who deserve a time to shine as Carmen, Kimmie, Kellie, Madison, Cierra, Mindee, Ryan, Kayleigh, and Aspen have. Only time will tell...

Friday, June 28, 2013

Going Out of Town



I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that I will be headed out on Saturday, June 28 for a much needed vacation. It's going to be a nice 10 day road trip hitting up numerous places I've always wanted to see. Sadly, there will be no models going with me for shoots. This is all to get away from things for a little while.

With that being said, I have finished the Wednesday, July 3 Soles of Silk update and will be posting it on schedule from the road. I also have a few prewritten blogs that will be posted during that timeframe.

This week should also showcase Aspen's feature set on Wu's Feetlinks. Between that and this week's update featuring both Mindee and Emerald, there should be plenty to keep you busy until I get back.

Hope all of my fellow Americans have a safe and fun Fourth of July. For everyone else, take care!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Soles of Silk Update: June 26, 2013

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Mileena shows off her dainty little soles on a foot bridge over the C&O Canal (62 images)


Photo Sample 01

Photo Sample 02


Video - Aliza pulls off her boots in front of the grist mill on a chilly day (106 MB - 1080p HD)

Video Sample


Downloads (Skulls) - 1 new poster of Tiffany has been added to the Skulls section of the Downloads area


Download Sample

Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday's Shoot - Kelsey

Back on April 6, 2013 I wrote the third part of the blog series titled, "Soles of Silk Model Statuses." In that third part I made mention of Kelsey and said the following:
"Kelsey was a regular model on the site until a number of months ago when she became a mom for the first time. She's ready to pose again, so once the weather gets warm, expect to be seeing her return to show off her trademark soft soles and pudgy little toes."
Well, here we are at the end of June and Kelsey has finally made her return. We had this date planned for over a month now. I had tried to schedule as many models as possible to shoot before I was scheduled to go away on vacation. Kelsey picked June 24 and it was a date I was looking forward to. Kelsey hadn't shot in over two years. She was overdue, but we almost ran into some trouble. Just like most of my other plans this month, the forecast was calling for rain and a chance of thunderstorms.

The morning finally arrived and the sun was shining. I checked the forecast and it said that there was still a chance for the rain and storms, but I was hell bent on doing these photos - just like with Ryan several weeks ago (Today's Shoot - Ryan).

After Kelsey came by we got in the car and took a drive to a location I have been looking at for a while. For the entire ride the skies were clear and I really thought we'd luck out. I should have known better. When we were less than five minutes away, the skies let loose on us. It was pouring.

Thankfully the rain only lasted about 5-10 minutes and by time we found a place to park, it was over. When we got out of the car, however, we found the day just became very muggy. The humidity was horrible. I knew it was going to be a tough day to shoot.

Before we did any shooting we took a stroll around the city to look at a handful of potential spots I had eyed up on Google Earth. After walking by a few of them and not liking the setting as much as I had hoped for, we made our way to the capitol building. In front of the capitol is a large fountain I really wanted to use. Luckily for us, there wasn't that many people there.


Kelsey in front of the capitol fountain


The only shoes Kelsey brought with her was a pair of black flip flops. I decided to have her start off the set in them before kicking them off. Since we were walking around in the city, her feet were a tad bit dirty by time she got them off.

Every so often we'd have people make their way out of the capitol building and take a long look all around the fountain. We kept having to start and stop the shoot as the grounds were not the best for poses that weren't obvious. Hell, at the end of the set Kelsey even said she heard a woman walking by telling another woman, "He's taking pictures of her feet."

Sadly the set wasn't as large as I wanted it to be as the fountain was turned off when the skies grew dark and large rain droplets began to fall again. This time around we could hear thunder off in the distance. I put the camera away and we made our way to a shopping mall to get out of the rain and cool off for a bit. During the break I even stole a candid under the table foot shot of Kelsey for the site's Instagram page (@SolesofSilk).

After we cooled off and quenched our thirst we made our way back toward the car where I figured we would shoot the next set. My original plans were to use this very long foot bridge, but by the time we got there, the sun was just in the wrong spot. All the places where Kelsey could sit down and pose were covered in shadows from the nearby trees. Shooting it from the other way would mean she would have had to sit on the ground for the entire shoot. I find ground shots to be okay, but an entire set of it? No. We instead crossed the bridge and found a spot on the island out in the center.

Once out on the island we were also finding it very hard to locate a nice spot for her to sit down and pose. There was so many neat locations, but it was just finding an area to actually sit down and shoot. All the benches we found at first were under trees and the light was just bad. When we came upon an elevated overlook spot that I thought might be good, it was closed for the repainting of railings, benches, and tables. We just couldn't catch a break. Finally we found a few benches out by the boats where you could see all the bridges spanning the river in the background.

At this point, I won't lie. I was a sweaty mess. I knew Kelsey had to be feeling the same way. I playfully Tweeted that I wished she had brought her work tenners on the site's Twitter page (@SolesofSilk). Anyhow, I told Kelsey to stick her feet up and we'll get the set started.


Kelsey's soft soles close up


I didn't want Kelsey in her flip flops this time, but when she kicked them off this time they were even more dirty! I said screw it again and shot them as is. I think it worked nicely though as it was natural.

During the set we had a few more people pass us by and I'm sure they had to have seen Kelsey's feet kicked up and me pointing the camera right at them. This time, however, we just kept shooting. It was too hot and we had taken longer than I had planned to do these two sets.

After the set was over we made our way back to my very hot black car. Thankfully the air conditioner didn't take long to cool us off. We were on our way home shortly thereafter. And during the drive we talked about planning some other sets in the coming months since we didn't get in as many as we wanted to today. Still, it was nice to get Kelsey's soft soles back in front of the camera after all these years. I sure missed them!

Wu Feature History - Kayleigh (2012)

The following is part of a series of blogs that will look back at all the feature sets from Soles of Silk that have appeared on Wu's Feetlinks and the girls who made them a success. Carmen got the ball rolling in 2006 and every year since, Soles of Silk has had a set featured on Wu's Feetlinks - the most recent of which stars Aspen. In the last entry we saw Ryan make her grand debut. This time around, Kayleigh brings her "A" game on the school bus...



Kayleigh's feet right after pulling off her socks


2012 Feature: After School Feet

Model: Kayleigh
Shoe Size: 5.5

When Wu came to me about doing another feature set in 2012, Kayleigh was without a doubt, the obvious choice. Since her debut sets, which were shot the very day she turned 18, she has been one of the most dependable models I ever had. She loved being the one to represent Soles of Silk on this go around. And I think it was well deserved.

In addition to her dependability, Kayleigh has always been creative when it comes to her sets. When we used to work together she'd always throw around countless ideas for future shoots. It was no surprise when I told her she was picked to be the site's feature girl in 2012, that she wanted the set to be unique. We had months to plan and I don't even remember how many ideas we tossed around.
If I remember correctly it was early May when we came up with an idea to do a set using a school bus. Kayleigh knew someone who could give us access to a bus and that's when we knew we had it. Plus, with the set scheduled for June, it made perfect sense for a "school's out" theme. We even added the book bag and binder - complete with a shout out to Wu, on the front.
Once Wu posted the set I got a lot of feedback. So many people loved the setting and theme, which Kayleigh and I appreciated. And of course, those tiny little feet earned a ton of comments all by their lonesome.




Kayleigh smashes her soles on the bus doors


Be sure to check back for a look at the feature set that followed this one, the 2013 feature set showcasing a patriotic Aspen in a water fall.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Wu Feature History - Ryan (2011)

The following is part of a series of blogs that will look back at all the feature sets from Soles of Silk that have appeared on Wu's Feetlinks and the girls who made them a success. Carmen got the ball rolling in 2006 and every year since, Soles of Silk has had a set featured on Wu's Feetlinks - the most recent of which stars Aspen. In the last entry we looked at a set comic nerds everywhere loved with Mindee. This one was a surprise to everyone... 

Ryan inspecting her tackle box

2011 Feature: Sexiest Catch

Model: Ryan
Shoe Size: 8
Set URL: www.wusfeetlinks.com/ryanfeat01.html (2 pages)

This is the set where Ryan made her debut. I was trying to plan something special for the feature set as always and knew I had a newly minted 18 year old friend that wanted to pose for me. I knew people would love her as she is a cutie and her feet are amazing. I sent Wu a couple of pictures asking what he thought about the idea of debuting her in the actual feature set. When he saw the pictures, he was 100 percent in with the idea.

In the weeks leading up to the set I kept getting emails asking who Ryan was since Wu had her on the upcoming features list. The only thing I told people was it's a new model and one they won't want to miss. So many asked for a sneak peek, but I wouldn't budge. I even held off on debuting her on Soles of Silk itself - something I never do. I always insert new models onto the site ASAP, but Ryan was my only exception.

When Wu posted the Sexiest Catch set, I knew within a couple of hours that I had a new starlet on my hands. Ryan was over and over big. People loved the set, especially those into fishing. For two years in a row I managed to combine a popular hobby with the fetish and I think it just made the sets even more popular with those crowds. And then the following week I debuted her on the site. Two weeks of Ryan really had people talking. 

To this day I still get feedback about this set - two years later and counting. I'm sure I'll be getting feedback on it for many more to come.


Ryan putting her bait between her toes


Be sure to check back for a look at the feature set that followed this one, a set where Kayleigh celebrated the end of the school year.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Wu Feature History - Mindee (2010)

The following is part of a series of blogs that will look back at all the feature sets from Soles of Silk that have appeared on Wu's Feetlinks and the girls who made them a success. Carmen got the ball rolling in 2006 and every year since, Soles of Silk has had a set featured on Wu's Feetlinks - the most recent of which stars Aspen. In the last entry we looked at a daring set where Cierra took to teasing. This time things get even more "sketchy..."  

Mindee reading a Power Girl comic.


2010 Feature: Piggies & Power Girl

Model: Mindee
Shoe Size: 8
Set URL: www.wusfeetlinks.com/mindeefeat01.html (2 pages)

If there was anyone on my site more deserving of a feature set than Mindee in 2010, I don't know who it would've been. Back when I started Soles of Silk Mindee wasn't too keen on posing - claiming her feet were ugly. After convincing her that I needed more girls to pose, she finally agreed. She was one of eight girls to be featured on the site when it debuted.

Although Mindee is one of the original models, it wasn't until a few years in that she really began coming into her own. She started posing more frequently and people began to really take notice. She had her fans from the start, but I could see with each and every set, more and more fans began popping up. And when the Piggies & Power Girl set went live, her fan base exploded! My inbox was flooded and there were comments galore on Wu's Feetlinks Forum.

I couldn't have asked for a better response for one of the sweetest friends I have. Mindee deserved every great comment people made. And I think it further inspired her to be even more active with posing for the site. Since this feature set, Mindee hasn't gone long without shooting new sets for me and she's actually poised to have the most photos on the site by the end of the year - unless Cierra makes a comeback. Mindee's size 8s have become synonymous with Soles of Silk, and this feature, for many, was one of her defining moments.

Mindee flexes her toes as Power Girl flexes her muscles.


Be sure to check back for a look at the feature set that followed this one, a set where for the first time, a model debuted to the foot fetish world in a feature set. That model was Ryan.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Wu Feature History - Cierra (2009)

The following is part of a series of blogs that will look back at all the feature sets from Soles of Silk that have appeared on Wu's Feetlinks and the girls who made them a success. Carmen got the ball rolling in 2006 and every year since, Soles of Silk has had a set featured on Wu's Feetlinks - the most recent of which stars Aspen. In the last entry we looked at Madison's well deserved feature. In this one, things get quite a bit more playful and teasing...

Cierra had to use the magnifying glass to "find" stuff.


2009 Feature: Foot & Size Tease

Model: Cierra
Shoe Size: 4

I always strive to do something creative for Wu's feature sets. This time around my aim was to do something different and/or memorable. With Cierra picked for this feature, we decided to try something just a bit outside the box, but something I've seen on other sites. This "something" was a bitchy, size tease theme. I wasn't sure what Cierra would think, but when I ran it by her, she loved the idea and was up for the challenge of being a "bitch" for the day.

Since I keep Soles of Silk free of nudity and sexual content, Cierra and I began to brainstorm some ideas. Since I love using props in my sets, Cierra and I thought a magnifying glass and ruler would be a great ideas. From there I took to the Internet and found some items that made light of smaller guys, without going overboard. I found her a t-shirt with a slogan reading "size matters" and a notebook that said "size does matter." Both items also had rulers on them, so the it made a little theme. And then a couple of days before we were set to shoot, I found a pair of flip flops at the mall that read "bitch" on the soles. I grabbed them and considered them icing on the cake.

I was curious to see how the reaction to this set would be and it didn't take long to find out either. It was a massive hit. Most found the set to be overly funny. Others who are into bratty girls and size teasing loved it. Many asked me to do more sets with these themes in the future. And since some of my other models loved Cierra's set so much, I listened to the fans and made the size teasing and bratty girl theme a reoccurring one. Guess you have Cierra to thank for her original tease.


The ruler was just one of Cierra's props.


Be sure to check back for a look at the feature set that followed this one, a set that mixed a couple of my favorite things - Mindee's feet and comic books.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wu Feature History - Madison (2008)

The following is part of a series of blogs that will look back at all the feature sets from Soles of Silk that have appeared on Wu's Feetlinks and the girls who made them a success. Carmen got the ball rolling in 2006 and every year since, Soles of Silk has had a set featured on Wu's Feetlinks - the most recent of which stars Aspen. In the last entry we looked at the first ever feature set to star two girls at once with Kimmie and Kellie. In this entry Madison gets her well deserved time to shine as she was the site's most photographed model for most of Soles of Silk's existence... 

Madison's toes act as coin slots.


2008 Feature: Piggy Bank Piggies

Model: Madison
Shoe Size: 8.5

I can still remember when Wu approached me about doing the site's third feature set. I had a number of girls on the site, but none were more active and more dependable at the time than Madison. So when Wu signed off on Madison being the girl this time around, I was overly happy. At the time, Madison was also going through a break up after a long term relationship, so I decided to cheer her up with the news. I took her out to dinner one night, promising that I had some news she had to hear. I still remember the smile she got from being told Wu picked her to be the 2008 feature model to represent Soles of Silk.

When it came time to do the set I had the idea of doing a set with a piggy bank as I loved the play off the word "piggy" with toes being called "piggies." Of course I had to go to about a dozen stores to find a damn piggy bank. When I did find one, however, it had the words "shoe fund" etched in the side. Talk about good luck!

Prior to the set I made sure to pull some money out of the bank and get a few rolls of coins to break open. I've never been a fan of sets where models pose with cash to show how much money they make from their fans, so I wanted to make sure this looked nothing like that. I wanted the set to be fun and all about a girl wanting to buy some shoes. So we kept the bills on the smaller side because in all reality, who shoves $50s and $100s in piggy banks?

Although Madison was making regular updates on Soles of Silk, she did gain some new fans with this feature set. It also marked the first time I submitted such a large set to Wu - something that has become the norm ever since Madison showed off her narrow soles for her set in 2008.


I count 11 piggies in this picture.


Be sure to check back for a look at the feature set that followed this one, a set that dared to be different with a bit of attitude and teasing that stars the site's currently most shot model, Cierra.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wu Feature History - Kimmie & Kellie (2007)

The following is part of a series of blogs that will look back at all the feature sets from Soles of Silk that have appeared on Wu's Feetlinks and the girls who made them a success. Carmen got the ball rolling in 2006 and every year since, Soles of Silk has had a set featured on Wu's Feetlinks - the most recent of which stars Aspen. In the last entry we looked at Carmen's first ever feature. Here we see what happens when identical twin sisters take the stage...

Identical soles, identical toes.


2007 Feature: Football Fun

Models: Kimmie & Kellie (twins)
Shoe Sizes: 5

For the site's second feature set I had a perfect idea. How about two girls? And not just two girls, identical twins. Kimmie and Kellie debuted on Soles of Silk about a year before this set's post date. Needless to say, these two were massive hits from the very first set to this day. 

It was Wu who gave me the football theme for the set. Each year around the Super Bowl he goes with a football themed set, so in 2007 it was mine to tackle - pun intended.

With it too cold to go outside I ended up buying the girls two cute costumes online - one being a football player and the other, a cheerleader. My friend was nice enough to let me use his basement for the set as he had some sport memorabilia including two original seats from the old Memorial Stadium in Baltimore (home of the Orioles, Colts, CFL Stallions, and Ravens). The girls made good use of those.

Whenever I have had both twins in front of the camera at the same time, their playful nature always takes over. This time was no exception. It's always cute to see girls grabbing at each other's feet in pictures, but to see twins doing it was a major score - again, pun intended. 

This set was a great follow up to Carmen's feature set and marked the last time Wu asked me for any specific theme - instead, telling me he likes my creativity and likes to see what I can come up with.



Kimmie eyes up her sister's black painted toes.

Be sure to check back for a look at the feature set that followed this one, a set that featured the site's most photographed model at the time, Madison, and her narrow size 8 1/2 feet. Madison's set was money - one last time, pun intended.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Soles of Silk Update - June 19, 2013

This week's update includes the following items:

PhotosOlivia shows off her dry dusty soles on some large rocks at a waterfront park (50 images)

Photo Sample 01

Photo Sample 02

VideoKayleigh shows off her small, sweaty soles on a very muggy day (40 MB - 720p HD)

Video Sample 01

Wu Feature History - Carmen (2005)

The following is part of a series of blogs that will look back at all the feature sets from Soles of Silk that have appeared on Wu's Feetlinks and the girls who made them a success. Carmen got the ball rolling in 2005 and ever since, Soles of Silk has been regularly featured on Wu's Feetlinks - the most recent of which stars Aspen. This is how it began...

Carmen rests her heels on a train switch.

2005 Feature: Blue Jeans & Toes

Model: Carmen
Shoe Size: 5.5

Wu first approached me about doing a feature set for his site a little over a year after I opened Soles of Silk. He told me he always liked my work and wanted to know if I'd take part. It took me all of one second to agree. I asked him who he had in mind and he picked Carmen. Carmen was Wu's favorite in my site's early years, so I was not surprised. Carmen was ecstatic when I asked her if she'd be up for it, agreeing as fast as I did when Wu asked me.

I saw that many of the sets Wu had featured prior to mine had themes. I asked Wu if he had anything he was looking for with the set. He told me the only things were that Carmen had to be in blue jeans and if possible, have her toenails painted blue. Those aspects of the set were a favorite with a former forum member who was sick at the time. Wu thought it would be a neat gesture to have the set be an ode to him when he was down and out. And apparently, according to Wu, Carmen was this forum member's favorite on Soles of Silk as well.

Never having had a set featured on Wu's Feetlinks before, I didn't know what to expect. I waited patiently for the set to be posted and when it did, boy did people ever begin to take notice of Soles of Silk - and especially Carmen. She was already a favorite on the site, but this set put a spotlight on her like no other. Carmen was easily the site's most recognized model after she showed her feet on those train tracks. And although it's been years since Carmen has posed for the site (moved out of state), people are still fond of her and still make mention this set today - seven years later.


Carmen spreading her toes on the tracks.

Be sure to check back for a look back at the feature set that followed this one, the first ever on Wu's Feetlinks to star two models - two who happen to be identical twins. Yes, Kimmie and Kellie followed up Carmen's set with a memorable one of their own. More in the days to come!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Soles of Silk Update - June 12, 2013

This week's update includes the following items:

PhotosJamie pulls off her flip flops after walking around downtown to reveal her dirty warm soles (62 images)

Photo Sample 01

Photo Sample 02

Video - Abby rubs lotion all over her soft Puerto Rican soles in front of a covered bridge (81.3 MB - 720p HD)

Abby rubbing lotion on her feet

Downloads (Skulls) - 2 new posters of Layla and Lady Steph have been added to the Skulls section of the Downloads area

Layla art by Skulls

Lady Steph art by Skulls

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday's Shoot - Ryan

If you've been keeping up with the Soles of Silk Blog you might remember a five part series I did called Soles of Silk Model Statuses (Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). In the fifth part I covered Ryan, who hadn't posed since her Christmas set with Aspen in late 2012 (Sample 01 / Sample 02). In the blog I said, "Why I don't have more photos of Ryan is beyond me," and then added that I aimed to get her in front of my camera more often in 2013.

In May I began planning out some shoots ahead of time. When Ryan penciled herself in to shoot on Monday, June 10, it was a day I was looking forward to instantly. We began tossing around ideas and decided it was time for her to finally do her roller coaster themed set. In addition, a member requested for her to do workout set, so we wanted to make that happen too.

Fast forward a few weeks and I had back-to-back shoots planned. The first one, yesterday, was supposed to be with a friend of mine who was set to pose for the first time. Well, she ended up being sick, so we decided to postpone. At least I still had Ryan set to shoot the following day.

Since my day was now free, I began doing some odds and ends. During the course of the day I looked at my iPhone and saw that it was calling for rain all day tomorrow. I sent Ryan a text and needless to say, she was also bummed out. This was something we were both really looking forward to. But instead of canceling, I told her we should just wait until morning and see what's going on. I really didn't want miss out on back-to-back shoots.

It didn't take too long for 9:30 a.m. to come around. Immediately after my alarm went off, Ryan was texting me about how crappy it looked outside. I pulled the curtain and just shook my head. I asked her what she wanted to do and she suggested putting the amusement park on hold, obviously. She still wanted to try to do the workout set though. Then, if we were lucky, maybe squeeze in something else - like a muddy feet one. I agreed and then got myself ready.

Shortly thereafter I made my way to Ryan's house and picked her up. She was already in her workout clothes, sporting a pair of teal running shoes. She wasn't wearing any socks and even asked if she was supposed to be. I said no, knowing it would help make her feet sweat a little more since it was so muggy outside.

Luckily for us the rain was nothing more than a mist off and on at this time. We made our way to a college we knew had a nice track. I parked my car and we had a short walk ahead of us to get to the track. And when we got there, we found two guys out on the field doing some football drills. Normally this wouldn't have bothered me, but the one bench I wanted to use for the set had their bags laying all over. So while we figured out what we wanted to do, we walked around the track for a bit.

While walking the track I was aware of two things. The first being that the two guys on the field might leave soon and then we can take over the bench. And the second, most important item, was the Ryan's sockless feet were getting nice and warm in those shoes. It wasn't the hottest of days, but it sure was humid.

After walking for a while it looked like the football guys weren't going anywhere. I suggested we just make our way into the grand stands instead. Ryan agreed and we made our way over. No sooner did we get to the stands did the rain just let loose. Good thing there was a small area nearby with some cover as we went and stood there to avoid getting drenched. At the same time, however, the guys on the field grabbed their stuff and left. I suggested we wait to see if the rain would die off. About 10 minutes later it did and we had the track and field to ourselves.


Ryan's damp feet fresh from her running shoes

With the bench clear we began using it for photos. I made sure to do a number of pictures with Ryan in her shoes before taking them off. It's like a tease knowing her warm, damp feet were in there just waiting to breathe. So when Ryan began popping those heels out, I knew this set was going to be a good one. It's the first time I ever did a workout set following/during a rain storm. I just had a certain appeal to it to where Ryan might not be covered in sweat, but her feet sure were moist and warm in those shoes. You can even see the shoe lines all over her feet in the picture above since her feet were in those shoes for so long due to the above circumstances.

About three-quarters the way through the shoot it began to lightly drizzle. By that time Ryan was barefoot, so you began seeing little beads of water all over her alluring feet, among other places of interest. 

Once we wrapped up this shoot we drove back to Ryan's place so she could dry off and freshen up. We had another shoot to plan and I suggested doing it over some lunch as I was starving.

While we ate we tossed around some nearby locations for our next shoot. But while we ate, it began to pour its ass off. We took our time, hoping the rain would subside and it eventually did.

Not really coming up with an exact location during lunch we just decided to drive and see what we could find. About 10 minutes later we were close to a location I had used in the past for a number of shoots with Carmen, Olivia, and Kellie. I knew we could find another spot to use here, but with the skies on the darker side and lots of trees, we had to stick to the areas out in the open. That's when we decided to shoot on the footbridge that was in the background in one of Kellie's recent sets in a creek (Sample 01 / Sample 02).


Ryan's feet minutes before a storm soaked us

The bridge was one of the few lit areas we found doing a quick survey, but as soon as we began shooting, we could hear some thunder off in the distance. The clouds really began rolling and you could even see some fog down on the muddy churning water below - the same water that was full of rocks in Kellie's set, which you couldn't see at all with the height of the water.

About 40 pictures into this set the rain was really starting to fall. Lightning started flashing off an on too, so we decided to try and shoot a quick 10 more photos and call it a set. And literally 10 photos later the skies soaked us all at once. I tucked my camera into my shirt and we jogged back to the car to escape the rain.

It really wasn't a set that we intended to shoot, but for what it's worth, it came out quite nice. I know there are a lot of people that like wet and/or slightly dirty soles, so this will certainly appeal to them. Also, she had on blue jeans and I know many of you love a barefoot girl in blue jeans too.

Although Ryan and I had to change our plans last minute this morning, we're still planning on doing the roller coaster set in the next few weeks. I just hope the weather cooperates that day so I can have three sets of Ryan in the books waiting to go online. I also told Ryan to find me a day in the months to come so we can try to spend a day doing a few more sets too. My quest to have more sets with Ryan has begun and I will see it through. I know Ryan sure doesn't mind!