48 hours, 16 models, 14 locations, and we pulled it off.
January last year I saw a really funny calendar. Some nerds were bored of traditional calendars and put one together for gamers. They hired a photographer and models from an agency and dressed them in geek glasses and thigh high socks, Laura Croft, etc. I thought it would be really funny to make a Man Repeller calendar and posted a joke about it online.
Lyndsey thought it was a great idea and was ready to make it, saying "I'm always down to make a buck." I didn't know she meant for charity. I thought we were going to get rich, but turning the money over to charity is even more awesome. There were some setbacks: Did I mention I'm a terrible planner? I was on vacation for the two and a half weeks before the shoots and was in and out of planes, trains, canoes, subways, and taxis trying to respond to hundreds of emails and calls. I can't even plan my lunch, so it was bazaar for me to plan so much from so far away. Also, I got really sick the second day of shooting. I thought I was going to have to go to the hospital and missed being on location. Lynds and the models picked up my slack, squeezing me into their doctor and hauling clothes all over Houston on my behalf.
Now, some outtakes!
We love each other!
Which one will it be, Lynds?
January #2: Alecia
Texas heat + Texas tease
January #1. Shooting fur outside in late July.
She's a good planner
Baubles from my own personal collection
One of my favorite haunts
Teresa, April, at David Peck's showroom.
My coworker & Miss March, Nikki at location 3
The cover ensemble
That's Mizz October
Lynds doing her victory dance when the fountain turned back on
Rhonda at location 12: January #2
Getting new head shosts impromptu at location 13
Our cover girl + skyline
Me testing July's outfit
Teresa politely declining being styled in overalls and suggesting myself to do it. Well played, April.