"I always knew beauty came from within, but I never felt that way. I felt like I had to look a certain way to be beautiful. I was always told by people growing up about the things I ate that it would go from my lips to my hips, and that I should really watch what I eat.
People in high school called me fat and would yell thunder thighs at me from the bus windows while they threw stuff at me. I got so depressed and upset and really started focusing more on the things the said about me. It wasn't until after high school I learned what real beauty was.
Real beauty to me is being able to look in the mirror see the flaws and still love yourself regardless of what others have to say.
I was so nervous going into this photo shoot with Ashlee. I was nervous about how I was going to see myself when I got to see my photos. I was so scared about someone else seeing how my body looks under it all. Ashlee helped make everything so easy and comfortable! Although I was still somewhat nervous, she showed me one of the photos she captured and I was in awe.
My reveal day finally came and it was time to see all of my photos, I could not believe what an awesome job Ashlee did with my pictures! My favorite part of the boudoir experience was getting to wear things and show it off which I would normally NEVER do! It was alot of fun!
If you have been wanting to do a boudoir shoot, DO IT! It was so out of my comfort zone but I'm so glad I did it because it was the perfect start to my self love journey.
Yes I saw some rolls, and thought I wish it wasn't there but then I realized that's me, every roll, and every imperfection, is me and I love me. No matter how I look. Those imperfections will always be there by someone else standards of beauty, but the way I see myself is more important to me.
I'm so grateful that I was added to Embrace boudoir group, every women that posts something body positive in that group gives me the strength to know its okay to love yourself. and I just LOVE that women and supporting and lifting up other women!!
Ashlee is an amazing photographer and knows exactly how to make you feel the most comfortable during the shoot! I just loved everything about working with Embrace boudoir!" -Brianna