I am absolutely blown away by this stunning image by @nadiabaxterphotography. Sunday at sunrise I had the pleasure of flapping around at the beach for my first ever bikini shoot.
Here's a little bit of backstory, and I'm sure a lot of you can probably relate.
I've never been the pretty girl, the stand out, or the popular kid. As a matter of fact, I was the polar opposite. I was a barefoot, dirt lovin', tomboy who played in mud, played in the bush, was a total little weirdo, who was considered quiet and quirky. That weird arty girl!
I'm short, I'm broad, I'm muscular, I'm curvy and definitely not what society considers Beautiful. I have avoided cameras and mirrors Because I have an issue with what I see. I've always been so critical of myself, and verbally bash myself In a way I'd never speak of anyone else.
And for the first time in my life, I can honestly say, I felt Beautiful, I look at this image, and I see beauty. "THAT'S ME!!" I squealed out loud when I seen this image.
As a Makeup artist and art director, I spend so much time making so many other people feel gorgeous that I overlook myself. I am so used to putting myself down that, I never imagined doing a shoot like this personally.
I need to thank the Beautiful @monteluxeofficial for persuading me out of my comfort zone. Sheer Inspiration. I would have never done this if not for you. This had really changed the way I see myself! #thankyou
And @nadiabaxterphotography you've done it again. Your work is perfection! Your vision is so aligned with mine, you go a over and beyond my expectations each and every shoot we do together!
A big thank you to @remyhairandbeauty for sponsoring my unicorn mane! I feel fucking fabulous!! @Paulkreeture thank you for direction, guidance, light assistance and your overall love and support!
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