Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Soles of Silk Update - February 25, 2015

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Amelia shows off her moist, sweaty feet on a bridge on the lake on a sweltering hot day (61 images)

Video - Megan Jones gives her stocking covered feet a massage as she attends to some business on a phone call (145 MB - 1080p HD)

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

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Soles of Silk - February News & Updates

I finally talked to Ryan about posing this year and will be posting a set of hers next week.

Last week I posted the blog, "Depleting the Photos Banks of Soles of Silk." Since then I've entertained a handful of emails and private messages about the status of a particular set and/or model. I wondered if there would be any particular models people would all clamor to see. What ended up happening was people asked to see more than half of the models I listed in piece. The very first person to contact me about the blog mentioned how much he loves Amelia and that is why this week a set of Amelia will be going up on Soles of Silk.

In addition to mentioning all of the unpublished sets in that blog piece, I also talked about how some of the models have moved on from posing and some I wasn't quite sure about. In the days that have gone by since I published that blog, I have been able to get in touch with a handful of my models and talk to them about posing in 2015. Some are the models who I mentioned in that blog, while others are ones who I'd consider my regulars. Here is who I talked to and some of what we discussed:

  • Kaycee - Since she began posing for me last year I've come to consider Kaycee as a good, trustworthy friend. She's expressed her interest in posing regularly for me in 2015 and even told me that she'd welcome me giving her a random call if anyone happens to cancel on me last minute - she'd fill in. Expect to see a lot of Kaycee this year.
  • Ryan - I haven't shot Ryan in over a year, but today I was able to get in touch with her. She's always busy doing something, but she assured me that she wants to pose this year. I told her I want to do it in heavy quantities - mostly because she can be hard to schedule with. Because of this discussion I am posting one of the two unpublished sets of Ryan to Soles of Silk next week.
  • Amelia - As far as I know, Amelia is still set to move out of state in a few months. I'm really hoping that this snow and ice turns to warm weather soon. I want to get in some sets with her before she goes. If worse comes to worse, I will probably find an indoor place to shoot with her, but I really prefer my outdoor sets.
  • Mindee - Speaking of moving out of state, Mindee told me several days ago that she would be returning home. While I was already planning on taking a vacation to visit her during the summer and do a ton of photos, now she'll be in the same town once again. I feel bad that things didn't work out for her where she and her family had moved, but I will be glad to have one of my best female friends in my lifetime back around. Of course she'll probably keep that pace of having photos on the site regularly.
  • Olivia - We always talk at work about shooting and while we didn't discuss any exacts, Olivia knows I want her to pose regularly and she said we have to plan some shoots for sure. I also asked her to ask one of her friends to pose, so hopefully you'll see her posing alongside this friend as well as this friend posing solo.
  • Felicia - I talk to Felicia often about posing. She has a ton of fun doing it and wishes we had started sooner. I echo that feeling, but plan on making use of 2015 to get Felicia's feet in front of my camera, and of course, in my hands.
  • Jamie - Last week, while doing the site update, I sent Jamie a text message telling her she broke the 1,300 photo mark on the site. Add in all the photos I have of her waiting to be published and she'll be around 1,800 - 1,900. She was shocked, but admitted to me we need to do more. Jamie will have no problem getting to the 2K Club, although I don't think it will happen this year.
  • Cierra - I mentioned a few times in various blogs entries and Wu's Feet Links Forum threads that Cierra is pregnant and will be having her child toward the end of spring. She's actually gotten pregnant a few times in recent years and couple that with some personal life issues, she's really looking forward to posing again. With Mindee returning I'm really hoping the two can pose together and do it often!
  • A Friend - Last year a coworker expressed an interest in posing for me, but I told her to take some time to think about it. She wasn't quite sure of her career path and I didn't want her to regret it. This friend of mine has very big feet and some long toes that I know lovers of both will surely love. She's very pretty with a style I think would be a welcome addition to the site. She's told me once the weather warms up she wants to pose and has already said foot rubs are a must.

Be sure to check back here on the Soles of Silk Blog as well as the site's Twitter account (@SolesofSilk) for any news or teasers from these upcoming sets in 2015.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Soles of Silk Update - February 18, 2015

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Jamie shows off her adorable little feet on a bench down by the shoreline (55 images)

Photos - Jasey Rae gets her pudgy toes wrapped up in the net on a tennis court in a mini-bonus set (11 images)

Video - Lela Beryl smushes a yummy peanut butter and chocolate pie underneath her heavenly feet in the kitchen (140 MB - 1080p HD)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Depleting the Photo Banks of Soles of Silk

A sample from an unpublished 2013 set done with Marcy.

The last few weeks I've been motivated to get some of the older, unpublished sets for Soles of Silk online. Recent updates such as Rachel DD's February 11 set and Kimmie's February 4 set were both taken in the spring of 2013. Jamie's January 21 update was shot a few months later that same year.

Why the backlog of unpublished sets?

When I shoot my photos for the site I tend to do them in bunches and usually during warmer months in the spring, summer, and fall seasons. During the winter, Maryland isn't known for being warm. So during those warm months, it is easy to add countless sets to the photo banks as I try to book numerous shoots each of those months. But for sets to take two years to be published, there are other things that come into play.

  1. Availability of the Model: Some of my models shoot very irregularly, or might not be from my area - such as Rachel DD. I tend to add their sets to the site slower than I would someone like Emerald, for example.
  2. Variety of Models in the Photo Banks: Since I shoot photos in bunches I sometimes end up having a ton of a particular model. This actually happened with Jamie last year. I was already sitting on five sets of Jamie when we decided to go to Virginia Beach for a mini-vacation where we shot eight more sets.
  3. Shoot Themes: Sometimes I hold off on publishing a set so I'm not posting a bunch of one sub-genre of the fetish - for example, knee high socks.
  4. Adding in New Models: Whenever a new model, like Felicia and Bridgette at the end of 2014, I insert a set of them ASAP.

Those four factors are the biggest reasons why I have built up a ton of photo sets that are waiting to be published. At one point late last year I had over 70 unpublished sets on my hard drive. I've been able to put a dent in that number over recent months, but I'm still working on it.

Another reason some of these sets you're seeing, and will continue to see, are being published after so long are because I hate posting what might be the final set of a particular model. Kimmie, for example, might not pose again, which means her February 4 update might be her last. Both her and her twin sister, Kellie, are in relationships where their partners aren't crazy about them modeling for the site. As much as I loved posting their content as soon as I shot it in years past, I hate seeing that final set go online.

A sample from an unpublished 2012 set done with Aliza.

A few other models are in that boat here too. Aliza posed for a couple of sets in the fall of 2012 and like her previous shoot, informed me shortly thereafter that she probably wouldn't be posing again. I've held onto this set for entirely too long. You'll be seeing it soon, I promise. I just hate not having anything else of my Asian Sensation!

Other than Aliza, the upcoming months will feature a number of other models who you might classify as non-regulars as far as frequency of updates go. Here are some teaser of who to expect:

  • Alaynah (1): I have a lone set of her from the summer of 2013 still left to post. While she hasn't said she's no longer interested in posing for the site, she hasn't exactly replied to me that she's wanting to shoot again when I ask her. So this could very well be her last set, but I'll work on her and see.
  • Amelia (2): I have a couple of unpublished sets from 2013 of Amelia on my drive. I was adding her sets somewhat frequently until we seemed to have lost touch last year. I decided to slow down on her frequency, but was recently contacted by her. She said she still wants to pose, but she's also moving out of state in the early spring. Hopefully we're able to get in a bunch of new sets so these won't be her last.
  • Ashlyn (2): The two sets I have of Ashlyn actually come from only a few months ago. I just had to work on getting her older content on the site first, but now you should see the sets we did more recently in the months to come.
  • Aspen (1): I have a single set left of Aspen and it is the set that was originally supposed to be the 2013 Wu's Feet Links Feature Model set. All of last year we lost touch and then I honestly got upset with her for her lack of communication with me. I figured she moved on with life and I was kind of hurt as I considered her a great friend. I recently reached out to her and we're planning on meeting up to try reconcile everything. I hope this upcoming set of hers won't be the last.
  • Jasey Rae (.5): This one is kind of a cheat. We technically only did two sets the only time we shot, but the one set we moved locations after only a handful of shots. I was going to just post them as part of the first set, but didn't. So I have a mini-set of Jasey that will be published as a bonus to an upcoming update in the near future. She's not currently posing, so it will be her last set unless she changes her mind.
  • Kelsey (1): The only reason I've held onto the one set I have left of Kelsey was because she became pregnant. I wanted to prolong her updates to give her time to have her child and feel comfortable to shoot again. With spring coming, hopefully sooner rather than later, she should be posing again. This means it's time for this set to make it online.
  • Lela Beryl (3): Lela's sets aren't old by any means as we shot them last year. Since she's not local, however, I didn't want to publish them all right away and then have nothing left. I still have three more sets from our all night shoot from last year that I know you'll enjoy.
  • Marcy (1): I wish I had an easier way to contact Mrcy for shoots, but I don't. I have a single set left of her - which you can see a sample of at the top of this blog. You'll be seeing it before long and hopefully I can arrange to meet up with her for something else this year.
  • Nikki (1): It's been a while since I shot with Nikki and I still have a single set left of a trio we did back in 2012. We tried to be a little artsy with the set and it was right after I got my new camera. Some of the photos didn't come out as I had hoped (due to my learning the camera), so I've just been slow to add this one. It'll go up soon though.
  • Rachel DD (2): You just saw a Rachel DD update this past week, but I have two more sets of hers to publish. I've been slow to add her sets to the site purely based off the fact that she's not local. I'm just not sure if/when we'd be able to meet up again.
  • Ryan (2): To be honest, I have no idea what is up with Ryan. One minute she replies to me when I contact her and the next, nothing. I have two sets of her waiting to be published that will be making their way to the site soon. I hope they're not the final ones of her. I'm thinking they won't be, but hey, she's a woman and impossible to read. 
  • Shae Spreadz (1): I only met Shae the one time and we did three sets. I still have one set left of hers to publish and plan on doing so very soon. I hope we can shoot again, but I've been slow to add her because I just don't know if we will cross paths anytime soon, if at all.
  • Wendy (2): I've always published sets of Wendy on a regular basis, but in 2014 we didn't communicate too well. We played email tag and were never able to make any plans for shooting. I slowed down on publishing the sets that I had of her due to that. Luckily for me, I had a lot of her and still have two more on my computer waiting to make it online.

These models above make up a good portion of the sets I have on my hard drive. There are other models, however, who I have sets of that you'll be seeing mixed in with those above. These models are: Abby (1), Bobbie (2), Bridgette (1), Charlee (2), Colleen (1), Emerald (3), Felicia (2), Jamie (8), Kaycee (1), Kayleigh (1), Mandy (1), Megan Jones (3), Mindee (2), Olivia (1), and Reagan (1).

So which models sets are you most wanting to see? Perhaps I should run some polls and let you all decide who goes up each week so I can finally get some of these older sets online. I do know one thing, I'm going to have this same exact problem next year. I totally plan on filling the warm months of 2015 with as many pretty feet as possible!

A sample from an unpublished 2012 set done with Nikki.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Soles of Silk Update - February 11, 2015

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Rachel DD is folding her laundry on the bed and showing off her little feet in a pair of bright purple fence net stockings (64 images)

Photos - Megan Jones shows off her feet while relaxing on a chair by the window (65 images)

Video - Charlee's feet are very sweaty on a humid day and you get to see them glisten after she tugs off a pair of knee high socks (193 MB - 1080p HD)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Soles of Silk Update - February 4, 2015

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Kimmie shows off her small, narrow feet and wide spreading toes on the back porch one afternoon while waiting for her sister to come by (56 images)

Video - Emerald lays across a bench by the lake and slowly kicks off her sandals to reveal her heavenly bare feet (117 MB - 1080p HD)

Downloads (Avatars) - 1 new avatar of Bridgette has been added to the Grunge Avatars area of the Downloads section