Let's talk about the word FAT!!! Are you struggling with being Fat, having Fat, being called Fat, or stressing out about becoming FAT? Let's have an honest discussion about it. I hope you will learn by the end that the word FAT, is not a dirty word or something to fear.
Why do we have such a hard time loving the reflection we see in the mirror?
Pink's acceptance speech about acceptance has my heart all gooey and lovey.
As a Body Image Boot Camp graduate, Chantee, was ready. READY to finally "SEE' herself the way that the world sees her.
Sound familiar? Very familiar words used to describe the PRE-SESSION feelings.
At her consultation, Chantee decided that she wanted to show off her sport side, her sexy side, her super sexy side and her casual side.
Check out her images here!
Sweater and Leg Warmers
Hubby's Blazer + Hat
You and your body... you are not BFF's. It's hard to see her everyday in the mirror. You refuse to look at her naked. You just aren't in love with her. You feel embarrassed, ashamed, disgusted, you won't even let your body wear a swimsuit, afraid to 'inflict' other people with your body.
All that can change. Enroll in my Perfectly Imperfect Body Image Boot Camp today! Starts June 5th!
"I am rebelling against the beauty standards of this world. I will love my body because I know that just because she is beautiful, does not mean I am not. "
Being vulnerable... it's a scary thing. It's a necessary thing. Learn more about Amber's shoot and how we provided her a safe place to let go and get real.
The Dare to be ME Project is being held on September 24th, 2016 in Port Orchard, WA. We are eager to help women address their inner mean girl and create a new positive 'broken record'.
Originally posted December 30, 2014
I’ve been pondering the last couple of days…
I saw this image on twitter for a fashion photography post. Nice image. and what I notice is she has FLAWLESS skin.
Obviously gone through the photoshop ringer.
I feel like I am fighting against a current. I want to empower women and girls to accept themselves just how they are and my OWN INDUSTRY is the very thing that I am up against.
A million photographers producing images that aren’t real. that are fake. that are so photoshopped sometimes the model is so altered that you wouldn’t recognize it was even her.
This is the image I was referring to on Twitter
But then I wonder… if she looked “normal”, had normal skin with a blemish here or there, would we take notice of her beauty? Would we notice her? Would I have stopped and said, “great image, but geeze, they could have at least touched up her pimple.”
Photographers sometimes spend HOURS on one image to make it look FLAWLESS.
Why do we demand to be shown flawless images? For goodness sakes, we are human beings with pores and beauty marks, moles, scars, birthmarks and yet we (photographers AND clients) both want to eliminate the things that make us who we are. Every mole and every freckle, is a part of us.
If you have had a photoshoot with me, do you feel that I photoshopped/altered you to look different than you normally are? If so, did that make you like your photos more or less? Would you have liked them as much if I did not remove your inharent pimple you got that morning?
If you have been considering a photoshoot, would you want or expect your skin to be flawless? would you be comfortable showing your pictures to your friends and be proud to say “That’s the real me” even though you don’t look like a magazine model with flawless features?
I know i have a lot of questions and thoughts and weird-ness going on in here, but I just decided to WRITE.
Stopping the cycle of self-hate, really starts at home, with mothers.