* body language ahead
We let our minds bully our bodies and we don't always see our own beauty. In her own words:
I discovered [what] will be my mantra for today:
My body is not ruined.
I am simply a tiger that has earned her stripes!So I put my nervous, flawed, excited self in your hands and [let the make-up artist], Photoshop and your amazing talent do their magic.
To which I respond: Thank you for the honor of your trust.
Thank you for pushing past your fear to a place of courage.
Thank you for showing us that we are not alone.
Thank you for inspiring me, Ms L.
And Photoshop only works on butts and thighs and skin and waistlines [unnecessarily so]; and not on beauty. If you know Ms L, please help keep her Valentine's secret, and get her to show you the lovely frames - and some of my favorite - that aren't shown here.
Not everyone respects the art as it should be respected.. In that light, and in response to the former Victoria's Secret model, that recently stepped away from the public to save her body for her husband and honor her convictions, I edited the post. Read her story HERE.
What do you think of her decision?
photographer: FRESH Photography
makeup artist: Makeup by Emily Kjelshus
venue: Sweet Dreams Heritage Inn