Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Soles of Silk Update - December 30, 2015

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Kaycee slowly removes her warm feet from a pair of black Mary Janes as she enjoys a day out by the river (79 images)



Videos - Riley pulls off her socks and sneakers before throwing them right at you (149 MB - 1080p HD)



Contest - The Annual Soles of Silk Trivia Contest - 2015 Edition has begun. Be sure to enter for your chance to win free membership time by testing your memory of the things that happened on Soles of Silk throughout 2015.




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Soles of Silk's Annual Trivia Contest - 2015 Edition



Deadline: Sunday, January 31, 2016

To celebrate another year of Soles of Silk, it's time for the Annual Soles of Silk Trivia Contest - a chance for you to win free membership time. I wish everyone the best of luck!


Contest Rules


- Copy and paste the questions below into an e-mail with your answers and send them to me at footphotographer@yahoo.com. I will ONLY accept entries via e-mail. If they're sent/posted anywhere else, they will be disregarded. And PLEASE, include a subject in your e-mail. In past years people have left it blank and they went directly to the spam folder.

- There are six levels of questions below. With each level, the questions get tougher and may require that you have had, or have membership access to the site. This is my way of saying thanks to current/past members. Each level of question is also worth more points with the final question being worth a whopping 25 total points - 1/4 of the total possible score of 100 points.

- Your answers MUST either be listed under the questions on your entry, or feature the question # before each of your answers. Failure to do so will make your entry null and void.

- Both members and non-members can enter the contest. For those who win: Members will have free membership time added to the end of their subscription (non-reoccurring memberships), or will have months where they are not billed (reoccurring). Non-members will have new accounts created for the length of the prize won.

- Be sure to e-mail me from an address that I will be able to contact you from in case you earned one of the below prizes.

- Deadline for entry is Sunday, January 31, 2016. Any winners will be notified after this date.

- All entries must be submitted in English.


Prizes


(2) 3-month memberships - Awarded to two (2) people with the highest scores.

(3) 2-month memberships - Awarded to the three (3) people who scored the third, fourth, and fifth highest totals.

(5) 1-month memberships - Awarded to the five (5) people who scored the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth highest totals.

Perfect Score - I will add a bonus month to anyone's prize who happens to answer every question correctly.


Trivia Questions


1-Point Questions (5 Total Possible Points)

1. Which Soles of Silk model took part in a column on the Wu's Feet Links Columns Blog that focused on people's love for big feet?

2. This popular game series was the theme of one of Alice's sets in 2015.

3. Currently, which model is featured on the site's Twitter page in the header and as the avatar image?

4. Which of the following model combinations were NOT mentioned in a Soles of Silk blog about rubbing two different girl's feet at the same time: Mindee/Marcy, Mindee/Cierra, Kaycee/Reagan, Alice/Camille, Kimmie/Kellie, or Ryan/Aspen?

5. This model became the first member of the 3K Club in 2015.


2-Point Questions (10 Total Possible Points)

6. These 2 models tied for the 4th place spot on the blog, "My 10 Favorite Sets of 2015."

7. How many sets did Mindee and I shoot during our road trip/vacation during the summer?

8. In Kaycee's 2015 Wu's Feet Links feature set, "Dockside Damsel," what is the name of the bridge featured in the background and in what city is it located?

9. In Ashlyn's long board set, the socks she wore featured which of the following color combinations: black/white, green/blue, orange/yellow, pink/purple, or pink/black?

10. Alice's debut set carried a fast food theme. What fast food restaurant was the food from that was used in the set?


3-Point Questions (15 Total Possible Points)

11. The last year Cierra had a set published to the site prior to her 2015 return was what year?

12. If you add up the US shoe size of the 3 models on Soles of Silk with the largest feet (don't count contributors), what is that number?

13. Who was the first model to pose for a set in 2015?

14. Mindee did a Christmas themed set in 2015. How many total times has she appeared in a Christmas themed set over the years?

15. These 3 models were named Star Models in a recent blog because they posed for the most sets in 2015.


4-Point Questions (20 Total Possible Points)

16. Four new girls joined the Soles of Silk model roster in 2015. Who are they? 

17. Which model that debuted in 2015 is Kayleigh's little sister and which one is Kayleigh's cousin?

18. Which model said the following in an interview in 2015? "It's a piece of cake. Speaking of cake, when can I step in something delicious again? You know I love the food sets."

19. The 2015 Thanksgiving double update saw a model step in carrot cake and another step in a strawberry pie. Who stepped in carrot cake and who stepped in strawberry pie?

20. Which of the following 4 people were NOT featured in a Wu's Feet Links Interview that I conducted in 2015? Adam (Feet Fair), Bailey Paige, Goddess Red Velvet, Erotic Nikki, Karolinka, Renee Adams, Roxie Rae, Jamie Daniels, Sarah Diavola, John (Feet of Philly), Red-X, Dee/Darin, Leilani Lei, Whitney Morgan, and Lady Steph


5-Point Questions (25 Total Possible Points)

21. Which question number saw the most incorrect answers on last year's Trivia Contest?

22. How many models at the time of this contest have had retro, 10 Little Piggies Interviews added to the site?

23. Which model did the artist Hur draw in a fantasy pose that featured a spear?

24. In 2015 this model posed in front of the world's oldest roller coaster. The set, however, has yet to be published to the site.

25. Name the battleship that was featured in the background of Jamie's Memorial Day set update.


25-Point Bonus Question (25 Total Possible Points)

* Of the 30 sets featured in the April Fools Day blog, "Foolish Foot Fetish Shoots - Soles of Silk Edition," how many of the photos previewed come from sets that were published to Soles of Silk in 2015?



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Monday, December 28, 2015

My Favorite Photo Sets of 2015

In 2014 I did the first ever Favorite Photo Shoots blog for Soles of Silk, ranking my 10 favorite sets from 2013 (see blog: "My Favorite Photo Sets of 2013"). It got such good feedback that I decided to make in an annual blog. This is just a fun way for me to look back at some of my favorite sets and recount all the things I loved about each.

Now, to be eligible for this listing the set had to be published in 2015 - not necessarily taken in 2015. I shoot so many new sets it's hard to get them all online ASAP. So I'm only counting the ones there were part of an update to the site. I also always leave out Wu's Feet Links feature model sets, so Kaycee's "Dockside Damsel" set is not eligible.

Feel free to let me know which sets were your favorites and why. It wasn't easy for me to come up with this list. If you asked me to do it again, I will honestly admit to the fact that it might not come out exactly the same. It's hard to pick favorites as all these sets, and a number of honorable mentions, were each special to me for different reasons. 

Now, onto the list!




10. Oil Slick

Model(s): Kelsey
Published Date: July 8, 2015

I've shot baby oil on feet plenty of times. I'm not quite sure it's had the same look, however, as when it was poured all over Kelsey's pillowy soft soles, and plump little toes. Seriously, it brought out every wrinkle and every round curve of her adorable feet. Not bad for a set that was just a last minute idea. Many times, those are the ones that surprise you! I think this one also surprised a group of teens that walked by that we didn't see until last minute.





9. Skater Girl Soles 

Model(s): Ashlyn
Published Date: April 8, 2015

Not only was this one special due to the colors and neat location, but this was a set idea asked for by Ashlyn, herself. Since the first time we shot, we began throwing around different ideas for future sets. Doing one with her long board was priority number one for her. As long as she brought along some more of her smelly shoes, I was game! And she did...





8. Pudgy Piggies on the Pier

Model(s): Jasey Rae
Published Date: September 30, 2015

Talk about a return to the site! Jasey Rae hadn't posed since 2013 - the same year she debuted. I milked those sets out slowly as I wasn't sure if she was going to pose again. Well, luckily for me she did. If she had done so earlier in the year, you would have probably seen a few of her other sets on this list too. She really knocked it out of the park upon her return with several great sets that showed off her plump toes oh so well. Don't be surprised if you see them on next year's list - well, unless she poses for more that are even better!





7. Job Search Stockings & Soles

Model(s): Mindee
Published Date: January 7, 2015

If I was going by backstory alone on these sets, this one might be the best of all time. So many funny things happened from the moment we walked out of the car to begin, to when we returned to the car after we were done. I've talked about them numerous times on the blog and in interviews with Mindee, so I won't repeat them all here. The set, however, came out just like I had hoped and really got me loving women's feet in nude stockings - especially Mindee's.





6. Lovely Feet on the Lake

Model(s): Amelia
Published Date: May 13, 2015

On a hot, miserable day, Amelia and I lucked out to find a bunch of benches, out on a landing in the middle of a lake that were unoccupied. We went out and the breeze felt amazing. What happened after we cooled off for a few (and after a foot rub, of course) was some amazing poses of Amelia's pretty little feet. She stuck her feet every which way possible and I just snapped photo after photo. It was just one of those sets that went flawlessly with some really great results. I made sure to treat her to another foot rub after the set as well. Yeah, I'm such a nice guy!





5. Gazing at the Gamer Girl

Model(s): Alice
Published Date: October 14, 2015

As you all know by now, Alice has posed for quite a few sets here in 2015. Only three of them have made it onto the site at this point in time, however. Had some more of them also been published, you would have seen her a few times on the list by this point. That being said, this particular set was one I loved because it captured the sheer beauty of her big size 11 feet. Add in the nerdy element of some video games and how could you go wrong?





4. (tied) Squishy Blue Balls

Model(s): Kaycee
Published Date: June 17, 2015

This set and the one found below share the number four spot for a reason - they're sister sets carrying the blue balls theme. Kaycee's set was actually done months after Mindee's. I had shown some preview shots from it and she loved the theme so much. I still had the socks Mindee had used so I asked Kaycee what she thought about doing a sister set to it, featuring the same socks. Kaycee loved the idea and was all for it. We changed things ever so slightly so the sets weren't identical, but at the end of the day, it was a super fun theme done by two girls who get a kick out of teasing.





4. (tied) Blue Balls Everywhere

Model(s): Mindee
Published Date: June 10, 2015

Mindee's blue balls set was almost published to the site much earlier than it was. After talking to Kaycee and coming up with the idea to do a sister set to it, this one was put on hold until I could shoot Kaycee's. I wanted them to go up in back to back weeks. Mindee had a blast shooting this set and was honored that Kaycee wanted to do a follow up. As always, there was a ton of silliness involved while shooting this set. That's to be expected when shooting with Mindee. Now I just need to pair them up for one where they both do the blue ball theme together. Man, talk about teasing!




3. Sweet Licorice & Sweaty Soles

Model(s): Cierra
Published Date: June 24, 2015

I was so very happy to get Cierra back to the site in 2015. We met up and made the most out of a very hot day, shooting a number of sets. This was the first set I published on the site to mark her return because it most effectively showed off my favorite aspect of Cierra's little feet - how much they sweat. During this set with some licorice, Cierra's sweat glands were on overdrive as her feet were soaked. All that glistening in the photo above shows you just what I mean. The licorice sure was extra soft having soaked it all up too. Those are the pieces I kept grabbing to eat. Cierra could eat whatever came out of the pack. I wanted mine well soaked in between her moist toes! Yum...





2. Next Stop... Some Fine Fishnet Clad Feet

Model(s): Emerald
Published Date: June 3, 2015

When I found a pair of nude fishnet pantyhose with black seems running up the back I began thinking about who to have wear them. When I mentioned them to Emerald, she was all over it. She put together an outfit with some cute shoes and we made this set a reality. The results were simply amazing. Her feet looked adorable trapped under those fishnets. As a matter of fact, the only thing that came off in this set was her shoes - the pantyhose stayed on. I've only done that a few times in my sets, but this time was one I knew it would work out perfectly. Those little feet looked so damn adorable.





1. Coasters & Cute Feet on the Beach

Model(s): Mindee
Published Date: July 29, 2015

Things that I like checklist: Roller coasters - check. Beaches - check. Pretty bare feet - check. You combine those three things into a set and it's going to be hard to beat. Of all the sets Mindee and I planned during our vacation at the end of June, this was the one I was most looking forward to. I'm so very happy the sun poked out during an otherwise, rainy few days, to make this set a reality. Mindee, as always, nailed it and we left the park/beach that morning with my favorite set of 2015.


Honorable Mentions (8): Alice - Chicken Nuggets, Aspen - Augustine Bridge, Emerald - Heels on the Bench, Jamie - Rainy Day Soles, Lela Beryl - Comic Cards, Mindee - Blue Flannel, Mindee - Christmas Lights, Riley - Pink Over the Knee Socks

So what photo sets were your favorites from this year? I can only imagine what will be on next year's list with so many great sets just waiting to be published, plus any new ones done in 2016.



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Sunday, December 27, 2015

3K Club - Mindee's Footography

Mindee posing in front of the world's oldest roller coaster.

It was inevitable. Mindee was going to make the 3K Club. Had you have asked me last year if it would have happened in 2015, however, I would have said no. The journey of Mindee getting from 2,000 to 3,000 photos might not have taken long, but it was one with some question marks that made for one heck of a roller coaster ride - pun intended.

The first challenge Mindee faced in her climb to 3,000 was moving out of state. At the end of 2014 Mindee informed me that she'd be moving down south. I never got a chance to shoot some "going away" photos with her before she moved either. Even though I had a number of unpublished sets in my possession, I wanted a handful more just to hold me over. Since that didn't happen, I began to publish her sets just a little less frequently than normal.

A few months later, Mindee moved back home. Things didn't work out, but like she always does, she made the most out of the situation. I, of course, was glad to see my good friend back in town. Shortly after her return Mindee and I met up for lunch. We spent most the time catching up, but by the end, we were laying out plans to go on vacation together to Cedar Point. It would be a three day trip where we'd break up the long drive with numerous shoots. Since the plan was initially going to be me traveling down south that summer, I told her I still wanted to do something big. So Cedar Point was the reason for the "pun intended" comment up above after "roller coaster."

Before Mindee and I would go on that trip at the end of June, however, we'd get off to a slow start in 2015. The only set we had shot came two weeks prior to our trip - a spur of the moment two girl set with Cierra, following her return (see blog: "Sunday's Shoot: Part 2 - Cierra & Mindee"). I had hoped to get started sooner, but one of us was always busy with something. No harm, however. We had our trip coming up and plans to do 10 sets.

As our trip drew near it began to look like our quest for 10 sets might not actually happen. The forecast was calling for rain the entire week, but we kept our fingers crossed and waited to see how things played out. Luckily for us, we managed to get in seven of the 10 sets we had planned. Since the rain afforded us some more time for sight seeing and visiting a few other smaller amusement parks on the way, it was a trade off I didn't mind. 

In the months that followed, three of Mindee's vacation sets would find their way onto Soles of Silk. During that same time, however, something else was happening. Mindee posed for a few more sets. And then a few more...

By the end of October, Mindee had posed for 14 total photo sets. At that point, I thought I was done shooting for the year. I had a bunch of unpublished sets to use during the winter, and not just of Mindee either. Then something else threw us for a loop - again, pun intended.

On a Monday in late December it reached into the mid-60's. Mindee and I had already set the day aside to run some errands, but we also saw the opportunity. I asked her if she'd be down for squeezing in a quick Christmas themed set before we took care of our plans. She loved the idea, so we added it to our agenda. When one of our errands didn't take as long as we had planned for, we decided to go ahead in squeeze in a second set on the day. So now Mindee was at 16 sets shot on the year.

Here is a look at all the sets Mindee posed for this year via links to the different shoot blogs published here on the Soles of Silk Blog:




The last two sets of Mindee's to be added to the site here in December were from two of those more recent shoots. Obviously the Christmas one was shot during the December outing. The one in the blue flannel was done in October. Here is a look at all the sets that have been added to Mindee's gallery since breaking the 2,000 mark:


  • Slippers & Feather w/ Emerald
  • Pier Overlook
  • Soccer Socks & Soles w/ Marcy
  • Pond Sandals
  • Bubblegum Bleachers
  • Job Search
  • Bubble Pinwheel
  • Blue Balls Everywhere
  • Beach Coasters
  • Rival Stadium
  • Maryland Flag Wear
  • Blue Flannel
  • Christmas Lights Tangle

You might notice I didn't include every set in her gallery as I usually do in these footography blogs. To avoid the list taking up the whole screen, I decided to only display the sets that were published from the time she joined the 2K Club to when she entered the 3K Club. If you'd like to see previous set listing, please see the blog, "2K Club - Mindee's Footography," from January 2014. And due to the fact that Blogger froze this blog due to excessive linking on the 2K Club blog, I am not linking to each and every sample from the sets. If you'd like to see those, along with ones from every set she's posed for to date, be sure to check out the thread, "Mindee's Retrospective (3K Club)" on the Wu's Feet Links Forum. If you're a member of the forum, please be sure to leave us some feedback on your favorite sets.

You'll also notice I didn't include the unpublished sets found in the blog links above. This is also something I used to do in the past, but decided to change moving forward to keep things simple. I'd rather focus on what sets earned her the spot in the 3K Club. Any unpublished sets will have their day to shine when Mindee joins the 4K Club - which at this rate, is pretty much a sure thing.

It took Mindee 13 sets to get from 2,000 to 3,000. She already has 11 sets waiting to make it onto the site, so yeah, it's only a matter of time before I have to sit down to write a 4K Club - Mindee's Footography blog. But let's not get sidetracked with what's happening in the future. Let's talk about the present.

Last week Mindee's Christmas Lights set was accompanied by a 3K Club themed interview. In it, I asked her what reaching this milestone means to her.

"I'm so excited!," Mindee said. "I definitely love being number one at anything. So naturally, it's awesome!"

I can assure you, Mindee means that. For some time now she's been loving the fact that she became the site's most photographed model. She has no plans of slowing down any time soon either. That's good because I've said so many times that I could, and would, shoot photos of Mindee every day if I could. It's always a blast and we always come away with some great photos. This feeling is mutual.

"I love that this year was so awesome and we were able to accomplish so many cool sets," Mindee said. "I always love getting together with you, but getting such great pics [is] definitely a plus."

So there you have it. Mindee is the site's first, and currently, only member of the 3K Club. The next closest is the person who she claimed the title of "Site's Most Photographed Model" from in 2014, Cierra. Cierra currently sits at 2,140 photos and most likely will become the site's second inductee into the 3K Club. For a look at all the models on the site who has achieved at least a 1K Club status, check out the list below:
  1. Mindee - 3,066 images
  2. Cierra - 2,140 images 
  3. Layla - 1,942 images
  4. Madison - 1,832 images
  5. Kellie - 1,740 images
  6. Wendy - 1,610 images
  7. Jamie - 1,607 images
  8. Kayleigh - 1,371 images
  9. Charlee - 1,361 images
  10. Jordana - 1,266 images
  11. Abby - 1,259 images
  12. Kelsey - 1,258 images
  13. Kimmie - 1,220 images

In closing I'd like to thank Mindee, yet again, for all that she has done for me and for Soles of Silk. I couldn't ask for a better friend. She is always a good time and she sure has taken to this whole foot fetish model thing like I would have never imagined. I'm sure she could have never imagined it either back when she was still debating on whether to actually do it. I can only fathom where the site would be without all of her contributions and the inspiration she has given me these 11 years and counting.

Mindee pulling off a pair of pink, over the knee socks on a beautiful day.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Soles of Silk Update - December 23, 2015

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Mindee kicks off her Ugg Boots and then gets her feet all tangled up in her Christmas lights as she goes to hang them on the porch (81 images)



Videos - Mindee's size 8 feet are in the middle of some tangled Christmas lights as she tries her best to untangle them (128 MB - 1080p HD)



Interviews - 1 new 3K Club Interview with Mindee has been added to the Interviews section



Wu's Feet Links (Interview) - 1 new interview with Sarah Diavola has been added to the Wu's Feet Links Interviews Blog |Read Interview|




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