After posting those really old shots of Madison (aka Squirt Gun Kelly from Instagram) last week, I thought it would be a fun contrast to post a few shots from our most recent shoot. Here a small set of her, wearing Ivy lingerie by Wolfsbane Intimates.
This shoot was a bit of an odd one. I'd been dealing with a number of health issues in the weeks leading up to it, culminating with me being admitted to the hospital with antibiotic-resistant pneumonia, getting out just a few days before our shoot. While I was in the hospital, I had had a number of tests and procedures done to try and figure out why my pneumonia kept coming back, including a bronchoscope, which had left my vocal cords in pretty rough shape.
I got out of the hospital, was exhausted from weeks of constant coughing, could barely speak, had lost most of my prep time, and just because I needed a little more stress in my life, I also found out that the reason the pneumonia kept coming back was because I had a mass in my lung that was completely blocking one of my bronchioles and which would have to be removed¹. If I had any common sense at all, I would have cancelled the shoot, but I really wanted to shoot and was really looking forward to shooting with Madison again, so I went ahead with the shoot as planned.
I can't say I was at my best, creatively speaking.
Fortunately, she was a good sport about the whole situation and we got some nice shots, even if they weren't the shots I had planned to take.
- As I'm writing this, the mass has been removed. The biopsy results came back and it's not cancerous. All is well and I'm finally healthy for the first time in months. Of course, now that I am healthy, I can't shoot because of COVID-19 and the shelter-in-place order. 😢