SELF DISCOVERY, SELF AWARENESS AND SELF WORTH
Glam and Boudoir stories are often stories of transformation and self discovery.
Our clients often come to us to rediscover something about themselves that they’ve lost along the way.
Some women tell us they want to lose some weight. Often they put off booking their photoshoot until they reach a particular weight loss goal.
A photoshoot like this shouldn’t be seen as some kind of incentive to lose weight. Rather, a photoshoot like this should be taken at the weight you’re at right now so that you’ll appreciate the amazingly beautiful woman you are right now. This will give you so much more power moving forward.
You see, we gain weight for so many different reasons. Maybe after children, the Mummy Tummy refuses to go away. Maybe it’s years of bad eating habits because of being stuck in an unhealthy regime. Maybe it’s a breakup, loss of a loved one or even giving up smoking which has led to the fridge. Perhaps it’s just the simple process of getting older. What we’ve noticed over the years is that the process of losing weight doesn’t make you happy. What makes you happy is learning to love yourself. Not just your curves but the person you are inside.
Honestly, we can say, hand on heart, the people we find with the most insecurities in life are the stick-thin supermodel types. They look in the mirror and criticise every small part of themselves. Nothing is ever right for them. It’s rare to find a ‘body dysmorphic’ person come to us who looks anything other than amazing. Body dysmorphia, Anorexia and a range of body issues may manifest themselves as physical. The way someone looks. Really though, these are entirely mental issues. Our brains messing with us. You see, it’s really not the dieting which will make us feel good but the way we see ourselves. The way we love ourselves. Our own feeling of self-worth.
A photoshoot experience such as ours is really part of the journey of self-discovery.