The word “flaws” sparks many negative emotions in me, but why? The word simply refers to imperfections, and we can all agree there is no such thing as perfect. So, why do we often pick ourselves apart over our inability to be perfect? I’ve never met any person, or living thing for that matter, who is. Wouldn’t that mean that imperfections are the natural state of the world, and comparing ourselves to perfection is just, well, silly? It does! However, that doesn’t mean we don’t struggle with our perceived imperfections. Luckily, we specialize in a way to admire your flaws, and you are guaranteed to LOVE it (at least all the womxn we work with have).
“After losing 200 pounds, I was struggling to love the ‘new’ me and the way my body looked,” Miss B said.
“Many people think after losing so much weight I’d be happier. The truth is your body changes drastically. There are different lumps and bumps, and it’s a process to learn to love these new imperfections. While trying to navigate that journey, I looked up boudoir and found Simply Lush. Ashley ran a contest not long after I found her page, and I won! Honestly, I hate to admit it, but if I didn’t win, I don’t know that I would have ever found the courage to book a session. Luckily for me, I did win, and the experience has been life-altering.
I never thought I would say you could admire your flaws, but I am in awe of mine after my session.
Truthfully, I was a ball of nerves when I got to the studio, but, by the end, I was a little sad it was all over. Everyone helped me relax and Ashley is just amazing at helping you feel comfortable in your skin. The best part, by far, was seeing my final images. After being told for a long time I was not pretty or good enough, I saw the pictures and was speechless. I am still not 100% sure they are of me! How could that be ME?! But, it is. For the first time in my life, I was shown the full extent of my beauty, strength, and importance.
Everyone needs to toss out their preconceived notions of beauty and allow a shoot to enhance their natural (and imperfect) beauty.
I’m serious. I looked at my photos so many times in disbelief that I was truly that beautiful. I know now that every flaw and imperfection is beautiful because it tells a story- my story. When I am 80 I am going to look back at these and say, ‘Damn girl look at you! You were always perfect just the way you were’. This is the kind of experience I truly hope everyone has the ability to have at least once in their life. It is so so SO worth it and so are you!”
Have you, too, been struggling to accept your imperfections? Your time of self-acceptance + love is now. Click the link below for the next step towards loving yourself again.