When Mrs. S walked in my door for her second session with me, It was like seeing an old friend! We hugged at the door and proceeded to set everything down while chatting it up. I could visibly see her pre session nerves were starting to show. As we moved to hair and makeup, she sat down and the question of “how has life been” came flowing naturally out of my mouth?
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
She took a deep breath and unloaded the past few years. Some amazing things like a fiancé, some hard things like putting her self through school, blending a family, and some really hard things like over coming an eating disorder. As she opened up and told her story, as so many women do, all I could think about was the beautiful in woman my hair and makeup chair, who was now living for the first time, in a long time!
She proceeded to tell me that not only was this session for her fiancé, but for her self. She wanted to discover the woman that she knew was there but was lost. She wanted to feel alive and free from the dishonest thoughts in her head. She wanted to see herself the way her fiancé sees her.
When she had her first look after hair and makeup she said, “WOW” “I look so GOOD”! Her excitement had arrived and she was ready to start her boudoir session! Staring with our first set I took a few photos and showed her the back of the camera. Her eyes lit up, her mouth dropped opened and she let out the best “THAT’S ME!” “I LOOK SO GOOD!” The rest of her boudoir session was full of laughs, OMG’s, and I look so good!
We sat down at her image reveal and she just started with the biggest simile!
The next morning I opened my phone to this text message.
” Just so you know, you’re one of my most favorite people in the whole wide world. You’re so appreciated. You’ve helped me find the CONFIDENCE and STRENGTH I didn’t know I had. You are powerful and a total goddess in helping others find their strength. I hope you know how amazing you are.”
I was speechless, I was happy, and my heart was full. Knowing she was moving forward in life with her head held high and her dishonest thoughts were behind her.
This is why I do what I do. I’m ready when you are ready!