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Sassy in Sooke – Boudoir Photo Shoot Follow-Up

Sassy in Sooke – Boudoir Photo Shoot Follow-Up


“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”

– Coco Chanel

As you may recall, over the summer I had some boudoir photos taken in East Sooke Regional Park. The photographer, Roxanne Low, and I had an awful lot of fun! We laughed and laughed and laughed…at each other, at ourselves, at the circumstances. And I think that joy and lightheartedness is reflected in the photos.

From the Search & Rescue exercise underway around the corner (sexy guys in uniforms, need I say more?), to the multiple hikers who traipsed right through the middle of our photo shoot, to the fact that, try as a I might, I just couldn’t get the hang of “ballet hands” (a way of holding one’s hands so they look relaxed and graceful), it’s rather amazing that I was able to stop laughing long enough for Roxanne to snap a few pics.

But snap she did. For I was in the hands of a pro who captured the essence of me: sassy, smart, strong and sporty 🙂

Here are a few of the photos:






“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.”

— Peter Adams

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Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her regular weekly blog, please sign up here. As a thank you, you’ll receive a short but saucy e-book entitled, Dive into this Chicago Deep Dish – Ten Bite-Sized Steps for a Yummier Slice of Life

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22 thoughts on “Sassy in Sooke – Boudoir Photo Shoot Follow-Up”

  1. Awesome pics! I had thought they were going to be a little more Risqué and I was thinking Wow! Maryanne is brave to post those in her blog!!! And to being doing the photo shoot whilst others were traipsing through!!! Did you just not post the risqué pics or was that as risqué as they got? You look fantastic!

  2. Simply Georgeous Maryanne! I am off to Ontario on Tuesday for two weeks. I hope that you will be around when I return so that we can get caught up?


  3. Hi Maryanne — terrific photos of you — hey, sorry about not keeping in touch lately — honestly, this whole move thing pretty much knocked a whole lot out of me — recovering now, I think — it’s so hard, actually, to move from a home and neighborhood one knows so well — at least it has been quite trying for me. Anyway, I know you are leaving your Sidney digs soon. I want to keep in touch — tell me what your plans are, whenever you have time, of course. Your friend, Glynis

  4. Fabulous photos. As a Cubs fan I love the T-shirt of the world series. I also love how your ‘full of life’ spirit comes through.

  5. Thanks Ann! I was really inspired when the Cubs finally one the World Series after more than a century…now THAT is perseverance 🙂

    Hope things are going well for you!

  6. Thanks, Park!! Hope to see you cats soon…I will be heading to your neck of the woods in late Nov 🙂

  7. Hi Glynis! I have been thinking about you lately, too…and yes, I BET that huge move knocked the stuffing out of you. I will e-mail you and we’ll set up a time to meet for a walk & talk with the pups 🙂

  8. Hi Brenda! Enjoy your trip to Ontario…can’t wait to hear all about it!

    Yes, we will connect when you are back home again.

    Safe travels,

  9. hahahahahaha…oh, there are more risqué ones, absolutely! But I wanted to stay as professional as possible 🙂 so only posted the ones that were appropriate for public viewing. Even the more saucy pics aren’t over the top, as we were in a public place for the photo shoot!

    Hope you had a good Thanksgiving! Let’s chat soon,

  10. Hello Maryanne,

    Wow, you don’t fool around! You look marvelous; need I say more. Your photos say it all. Just a quick note to wish you great comfort while transitioning to your new home.

    Many Blessings,

  11. Hi Yul! Thanks so much…I will miss chi gong this weekend but I wish you all the best with the workshop! So far so good re the packing up…I’m getting there, slowly but surely 🙂

    Take care,

  12. Hahahahahaha…go Cubbies! I think we will have to hit Chicago sometime, Lynne, and catch a Cubs game in your hometown 🙂

  13. Thanks, T! I was given that t-shirt as a gift a few years ago – out of the blue…and I love it!!

    Hope you are doing well 🙂

  14. What amazing pictures, MA. Roxanne has definitely captured your absolute beauty. Your eyes have lit up and the inner joy you exude has certainly popped out and is evident in all these pictures. She did an amazing job and your hands seem fine to me…lol.
    Enjoying reading about your ongoing adventure.



  15. ahahahahahaha…yeah, my ballet hands turned out okay after all 🙂

    Hope you are doing well…can’t believe how fast the time is going!

    Take care,

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