"Love talked about can be easily pushed aside, but love demonstrated is irresistable"-W Stanley Mooneyham

Monday, October 25, 2010

A fun weekend adventure!

Last week I got a message from Patrick Cox (remember his name from this post) asking if I knew of any models who might want to do a shoot this past weekend. I contemplated lying and telling him I was one, or just tell him the truth and say I didn't know any real ones, and beg offer myself as a very NON-model.

Honesty is always the best policy.

He let me come! I was seriously ELATED to do this. I love things like this!

When we talked about the details he told me to bring fallish clothes. I didn't want to scare him so I went very safe on my choices. Nothing too flashy, nothing too bold...mainly just BORING. I wanted to spread my stylist wings, but I wanted him to not think he made a terrible decision by letting me come!

That was until we got 20 minutes down the road to Greenville, and I was re-reading our message thread to make sure I didn't miss any details...oh I missed one alright...a BIG one!!

"BLAKE!!!! TURN AROUND!! We have to go back immediately!!!" After his heart returned to a normal beat, he asked me why we needed to go back? "I missed the most important message!! How could I have missed this?!"

The message was something along the lines of "Bring fun, Editorial/Magazine-like clothes"

After calmly asking if I was suuuuure I needed to go back, and me responding with a "Well, it's either we turn around and go get my stuff or we're going straight to the mall as soon as we pull into Greenville, missing my little brother's 11th birthday party and risking my Dad killing us both...YES I'M SURE!!" He calmly and patiently turned the car around, and reminded me why I married him...I promised myself I will return the favor one day when he forgets something. He's so precious.

I wish I would have had a video of the moment we pulled into our driveway...I ran into that house so fast, grabbed anything that had fur, feathers or sparkled, and came out to the car, dropping a piece of clothing each step I took, with my hands completely filled. I believe Blake's exact words were, "What the hellllll did you just do?!" probably imagining the disaster I had just left behind in the house for us to come home to.

That night...after we made it to my little brother's birthday and my dad did not kill us...Nikki came over to spend the night with me at Blake's. The boys left for the weekend to go camping, which left a house full of girls...and Greg (My FIL). We threw all of the clothes in the living room, made Greg leave the house and tried to decide which outfits to bring the next day. I've honestly never had more fun trying on clothes in my life! Sharon had four boys and no girls, so it made it SO much fun for us to all be together and pick the clothes out together! For 3 hours we laughed harder than ever, grabbed accessories left and right and tried to cram our feet into shoes that wouldn't fit.

Her living room that started like this...

Quickly turned into this...

There were clothes EVERYWHERE.

We finally got organized and put our outfits together

Here are a few that we chose...

By the time we were done we were all exhausted...including Mother Marry Teddy, but we were so excited to get up and go early the next morning!

The drive up to the mountains was about an hour and a half so we followed the guys up there for the first 30 minutes, and then jumped in their car for the hour it took to go off-roading up the mountain. I'm not sure if the shoot or the ride was more fun!

When we got there we primped...

We posed...

We had the absolute BEST time with the guys that came...

and we enjoyed the most GORGEOUS day ever!

Here is a link to a couple of the pictures. ps-the "props" were for a shoot for Leica cameras that the company asked him to do...so much fun!


  1. Megan, these are amazing! I saw them on fb. I'm so glad you went for it- you look stunning!!!

  2. you change your profession RIGHT NOW!! Tell blake you have GOT to move back to NYC and live out your modeling dream! You would make it in a heartbeat Meg!!!

  3. ahhhh i love this!! seriously. amazing!! you could make a killing doing this, megan! surely there are some modeling opportunities in columbia/carolina area, too :) LOVE you!

  4. Oh gosh girls you are SO SWEET!!! No way I would make it, but I had such a great time!! :) Thank you for the sweet comments!!

  5. Megan, you look fantastic in those photos! So, so pretty!!

  6. you are such a fun read (and yes, the fashion!)!! i love these stories of your little hubby and you (they're close to home, haha!).

  7. Megan - You will die! The groupon for greenville today is a $43 photoshoot with Cox Photography! I thought of you when I got the e-mail! :)
    PS - LOVE the picture of you with the fur!!! beautiful!