While shooting Mrs.C, I showed her the back of the camera so that she could see how gorgeous her images were turning out. She began to cry and I had to scramble for the tissues. I realized that she did not see her own beauty, like so many other women. We spend so much time criticizing ourselves in the mirror and comparing ourselves to retouched images on billboards, the wall at the mall, and on all forms of printed media. Somehow, the fact that we are gorgeous in our own imperfection gets lost. Today, look in that mirror and tell that goddess that looks back at you that she is HOT. If she argues with you, give us a call and we will set her straight!
A thank you note from Mrs. C:
People have always told me I was beautiful on the inside, and that’s what was important. However, 18 months ago, at 280 lbs I had a very hard time believing anyone could find beauty when looking at me. Today, 120 lbs lighter, and with thanks to you, I’m slowly seeing that I’m just as beautiful on the outside. Some would think that after changing so drastically in the physical, I’d have a much stronger sense of self. It wasn’t until I spent the ay with you that I discovered how beautiful I’ve become and how much this journey has changed me physically and emotionally. I’ve struggled to find the right way to express gratitude to the both of you. How do you say thank you to someone for restoring confidence? In a world so focused on perfection, how do you show appreciation to a person who looked beyond your physical flaws? There are truly no words to describe how you’ve made me feel. You have given me new perspective. Now when I look in the mirror I see a glimpse of the gorgeous girl you photographed. That memory will not soon fade and the experience I had is priceless.