Yesterday, I did something I wasn't sure I would ever do.....I did an semi nude photo shoot!! It was not only a powerful and confidence boosting experience it was an emotional high I guess. WHY? I talk to women everyday about embracing the body you have and not the one you dream about....telling them men don't view our bodies like we do. They don't see the cellulite, the scars, the imperfections ...love your curves!! All the while I have my own body issues....mainly exposing my stomach. Surprise!! Yes, I should think of it as beautiful as its scars are the markings of an amazing son I brought into this world...but I don't. I hide it not wanting to be judged by the stretch marks & scars.... I haven't worn a bikini since getting pregnant in 1997!!
Today that all changed.....Thank you Matthew Richards Photography for getting me to face that fear! I was nervous at first and with the music playing, in the comfort of my own studio & yes a glass of chardonnay.....I shed the clothes, changed outfits many times and became comfortable in front of the camera. For a couple hours I felt like the sexiest woman alive! I think every woman should feel that way!!
I am sharing with you because I want you to understand even the most confident person in the world has fears.....tackle them, face them BUT don't ever let them hold you back!!!
This pic was my own selfie before the shoot....I will let you know when the other pictures are ready!!