Today we are sharing a NEW Body Love Project session, and we are so excited to inspire and intrigue you with the story of Ms. B today. The Body Love Project is all about women JUST LIKE YOU who have taken the plunge and done something outside the box to build confidence NOW. Our Body Love Project clients come in for their session just as they are- au natural, and we transform them into the bombshell just beneath the surface! Ms. B's story is being shared in her own words, but you will also find comments from Bare Elegance throughout. We will be sure to preface our comments with a * just so you know who is talking! Now, let's get into it!
Before her shoot:
"I am, or used to be and still am at times, a timid person who has never really looked at myself and thought of the words beautiful as a descriptor. I have struggled with weight most of my life and as a result poured most of my energy into my education and learning to use my mind as an asset. This has been great, but without confidence to use it and make a difference it is useless. I worked hard to become a Nurse Practitioner in order to educate women about their bodies and how to care for themselves. In the process of doing this I decided that I needed to believe in myself and do the things I was asking my patients to also do. I was in many abusive relationships that also deteriorated my confidence. I have worked hard on myself, lost some weight and started living my dream instead of only wishing it. The Body Love project gives me the opportunity to share my love of being imperfectly perfect. I still see many flaws. I also see someone that I am proud of that has the ability to positively impact lives of many."
*How's that for one hell of a positive message!?
Ms. B continues:
"My favorite features are my eyes as I believe they are the windows to the soul. You do not truly see nor can you know the person unless you are willing to look past the exterior. I have a great sense of humor that can commands laughs from people and once in a while even a smile from the most stoic person. I am warm and welcoming to all I come in contact with in hopes to create an environment of trust, hope and love. It has to start somewhere."
*I can vouch for all of this because Ms. B was an absolute JOY to work with!
"I am a little nervous as I had some boudoir portraits done prior to my wedding 3 years ago and hated them because of the way I looked. I did not yet have the same outlook I have now that everybody is different and beautiful. I am nervous because I am not sure what I will see when I look at them with a different attitude towards myself."
*We think it's AWESOME that Ms. B had the courage to strip down for the camera again! We can't wait to hear what she had to say AFTER seeing her photos this round!!
"I saw a post on Facebook about the Body Love project and saw it as a challenge and an opportunity to see myself in a different light, even if it was with fewer clothes.
I want every woman to look in the mirror everyday and find at least one thing that they are proud of and compliment themselves on that! You are all beautiful and talented. I want to share with you that loving yourself is one of the greatest gifts you can give. To create a better world, we have to stop being ugly to ourselves and let our light and love shine through to the world. Smile! Share your talents and wonderful minds with the world. I wish I could credit the right person when I quote this (as it is not my own but I do not remember who it was) but tell the world, 'If you are standing in the way of my dreams, I suggest you move!'"
*HELL yes, Ms. B was ready to GO on the day of her session. She arrived with so many wardrobe options and her trademark bling to showcase in her shoot. Let's move on to her thoughts AFTER her experience in the studio!
*We asked: Now that your session is over, how do you feel about the experience? Was it everything you had hoped?
...Ms. B's response was just awesome.
"RAWR!! The session was everything! I was welcomed with a big smile and a personality so great it was impossible not to be excited."
"I learned that I have a sensual side that has been hiding for years! I had fun with the poses and doing some poses and wearing some things that were outside my comfort zone. I have always been a firm believer that in order to grow from anything that there has to be some level of discomfort. If everything was easy, everyone would do it!"
*We agree, Bare Elegance is perfect for the BOLD women of the Carolinas and Georgia. We make sure to provide an experience that allows our clients to break free from their comfort zone IF they want to.
*We asked Ms. B when her nervousness disappeared and she replied:
"It was gone when I walked in the studio! Nervous turned into anxious to see the end product so I could choose some great photos for my husband to replace the ones I hated so much."
*Her final message for you, the reader?
"Ladies, we are fierce, sensual and strong beings. The power of your mind cannot be measured. You are beautiful. You are powerful. Stop standing in your own way and live your life the way you choose and don't let anyone choose for you. Build your empire, you are the Queen!"
*And we couldn't agree more. If you're ready for life-changing a Bare Elegance experience of your own, submit our contact form to receive more info!