THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS I COULD SAY ABOUT MY SHOOT WITH LAURA, SHE MADE ME FEEL SO COMFORTABLE, BEAUTIFUL, AND CONFIDENT DURING MY SHOOT. I AM NOT A CONFIDENT PERSON BY ANY MEANS. I’M INCREDIBLY SELF CONSCIOUS AND I’VE BEEN VERY SELF CRITICAL ABOUT MYSELF FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER. WALKING INTO THE ROOM, I WAS READY TO TURN AROUND AND RUN BECAUSE I WAS SO NERVOUS. I DIDN’T NEED TO BE. THEY IMMEDIATELY MADE ME FEEL SO MUCH BETTER AND WERE ENCOURAGING ME EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. THEY GENUINELY CARED ABOUT HOW I WAS FEELING THROUGHOUT THE SHOOT AND MADE ME FEEL GOOD ABOUT MYSELF. IF YOU HAVEN’T BOOKED A SHOOT YET, DO IT. YOU WON’T REGRET IT.

I WENT IN TO THIS SESSION LOOKING FOR THIS AMAZING OVERWHELMING EXPERIENCE, AN AWAKENING INTO MYSELF. I DIDN’T GET THAT AND WAS QUITE DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE I THOUGHT I WAS AT THE PLACE OF HATING MYSELF..ONE OF THE THREE REASONS LAURA DESCRIBES [SEE BLOG POST HERE]. HOWEVER, AFTER DEEP THINKING I REALIZED THE STEPS I HAVE BEEN TAKING TOWARDS LOVING ME WERE WORKING. IT’S NOT EASY BUT LITTLE BY LITTLE I AM FALLING IN LOVE WITH ME. I AM PERFECTLY IMPERFECT AND I LOVE THAT!!WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE THAT AND ON MY BIRTHDAY TO TOP IT OFF!! THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST BIRTHDAY GIFTS I’VE EVER GIVEN MYSELF. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BE NERVOUS BUT THE ONLY THING I WAS NERVOUS ABOUT WAS MY MAKEUP T. THEY ARE VERY PROFESSIONAL AND KNOW HOW TO EASE ANY NERVOUSNESS AWAY. TEAM LASTPHOTO.KC IS THE BEST!!!

I’ll be the first to say... I was nervous.
I was scared.
I was self conscious.
I was grabbing every little piece of my fat and thinking “why am I doing this?”
Thinking of all the flaws my exes said I had, for example:
-“Stop smiling in pictures, your lips disappear, it’s not attractive.”
-“You’re over 150, you’re over my weight limit”
-“You’re not as attractive since you gained weight”
-“Don’t you want to wear a long sleeve? Your acne scars are distracting”
*insert major eye roll for the bastards in my past”
Then I came out of the bathroom.
And for the first time in a long time...
I let myself go. I let all the self consciousness go. I let my curves be an ACCENT to who I am instead of a flaw.
I let Laura get me to laugh away my nervousness and make “sexy” posing easier than what I EVER imagined.
There I was, in all my beautiful glory, and my sweet friend brought it out of me.
I’m two sessions in with her, and counting the days until I can get back in front of her camera.

THIS WAS A SPECIAL EXPERIENCE FOR ME. 6 MONTHS AGO I GAVE BIRTH TO MY SWEETEST LITTLE BOY,BEING A MOM IS A WONDERFUL THING!HOWEVER,I NOTICED THAT I LOSE MY CONFIDENCE. MY SIZE WENT UP AND THOSE STRETCH MARKS JUST MAKES ME DON'T FEEL PRETTY ANYMORE!I SIGNED MYSELF UP ANYWAY AND THE EXPERIENCE WAS INCREDIBLE!THEY CARED ABOUT WHAT I WANT AND LIKE!THEY ARE SO COMFORTBLE TO WORK WITH AND VERY EASY GOING!THE WHOLE SESSION WAS SO FUN!THOSE PHOTOS TURNED OUT SO PRETTY!SUCH A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!HOWEVER,I NOTICED THAT I LOSE MY CONFIDENCE. MY SIZE WENT UP AND THOSE STRETCH MARKS JUST MAKES ME DON'T FEEL PRETTY ANYMORE!I SIGNED MYSELF UP ANYWAY AND THE EXPERIENCE WAS INCREDIBLE!THEY CARED ABOUT WHAT I WANT AND LIKE!THEY ARE SO COMFORTBLE TO WORK WITH AND VERY EASY GOING!THE WHOLE SESSION WAS SO FUN!THOSE PHOTOS TURNED OUT SO PRETTY!SUCH A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!