One of the things we have learned so far at our photo shoots is that almost every girl or woman (and we've photographed over 100 now) can pick out many flaws about themselves. The two hardest parts of participating seem to be choosing positive words to describe themselves and actually feeling okay in front of the camera. There are a lot of comments such as, "well, this is my bad side", "can you make me look skinnier", "I smile weird" and many more self-depracating remarks.
We came across this video from a woman in Australia. You may have seen it before. It is a perfect reminder, just like the shoots have been to us, that it doesn't matter how amazing a woman is and it doesn't matter what type of body she has, she will criticize herself anyway. That needs to change. We should all embrace ourselves in every way and if we feel like we do need change, we should do it only because it is truly making us happier and/or healthier.
Take a few minutes to watch this.
Here's a challenge for you. Take a moment to look in the mirror every day and say, out loud, at least one positive thing about you or about your body. You'd be amazed how you're view starts to change as you start saying these positive things out loud.
We think you're all amazing.
Nicole & Kiera