Love Yourself. These two words have been at the forefront of my mind over the last little while. I am a happy person. If you know me just a little that sentence doesn’t surprise you. But that happiness is something that came from going through a few journeys over the years. And I made it a very conscious choice in how I live my life. But being happy on the inside doesn’t mean that I don’t struggle with insecurities of the “outside”.
Until recently, like many people I know, I would criticize and judge my own appearance. I would brush off compliments. And I would worry about my size. I realized just a few short months ago what a waste of time and energy that was.
Yes, I decided to start working out and eating better. But the numbers on the scale and the size of my pants isn’t where this change came from. I simply FEEL better. And I choose to feel positive vibes.
With that, I thought about my career. How I spend every day taking photos of others. How it feels to be vulnerable in front of a camera. How I try to pump people up and encourage them to feel great. How I show people the beauty they don’t see in themselves.
So why hadn’t I done this for myself?
Well last week I did.
I stepped in front of the camera. With a little less clothes on than I am used to. And here is the result. Well a small sampling of the result. A girl has to keep a few things to herself ;)
Big thanks to Libby (Photographer) and Meaghan (Stylist, Hair & Make Up) for being my cheerleaders!