I'm in a little bit of shock, because I think this is maybe the first time in my life I've ever felt pretty before. Like photo after photo showing me it wasn't just a fluke of the one-time camera angle. I barely recognize myself in the photos, mostly because I don't see myself this way - pretty, glamorous, sexy. But you did. And it's challenging me to re-see myself.
I can never thank you enough. I mean this from the bottom of my heart. Seeing myself in these photos, really taking the time to see myself, is shaking me up, in the best way possible. It's more than just the photos: this shoot and the resulting photos have really become a monumental opportunity to change how I see myself. I'm just trying to take it in right now, but it's a little overwhelming. I love them all. I love that you saw something in me that I don't see in myself. Thank you. Thank you for the shoot and for these stunning photos and for being so wonderful along the way. I'll follow up again when I'm feeling more coherent, but for now, just thank you.
Thank you everyone who sent your inspiration photos, your cheerleadering, and your support.
Thank you Stacey for your calming advice, your confidence boosting moments, and your incredible makeup artistry that helped me feel beautiful going into this.
Thank you Dana, for offering the amazing opportunity to win boudoir photography from your Wedding in a Week contest.
And a huge and immeasurable thank you to Jordana Hazel, for your warmth, your fun and comforting approach to this process and day, and your incredible talent.
Photo by Hazelnut Photography