This girl has me literally crying in my chair right now. This is it guys. This is why I do what I do. Seeing women transform before my eyes and see themselves as the beautiful creatures they are, it's priceless. You're worth it. I promise.
Ever since I was in middle school, I was picked on because I had gained some weight from quitting gymnastics. I struggled with weight gain and weight loss all throughout high school and I even fought with bulimia for a small time. I felt like even though I was told my face was pretty, the rest of me really didn't follow through.
I tried to commit suicide my senior year of high school partly because of what I was going through with being bullied and fighting with depression. Losing the weight I had gained from the surgery was tough in and of itself. I have been even more self conscious because of the enormous scar on my stomach.
Even with things that had happened in my marriage, I felt like I wasn't enough. I wasn't pretty. I wasn't skinny. I wasn't as smart or energetic as he wanted. Nothing I did was right. I felt worthless and useless.
Throughout those years I had thought about getting my pictures done but I was always nervous or scared because I wasn't skinny and because I didn't feel beautiful. But that all changed after I took the plunge this past week.
Yes, I was still nervous as ever when I showed up at her studio. Yes, I was still self conscious about how I looked and how I viewed myself. But then I looked myself in the mirror after having my hair and makeup done and I felt like I was a model. I never knew I could be that beautiful, even if it was just me who saw it. I already felt like a different person.
From there, things only got better! During the shoot, Katie made me feel so sexy and photogenic. She made me feel so comfortable in my own skin. The excitement built every time she took a picture. I could feel myself gaining confidence. I felt like a whole different person.
When I saw my photos for the first time, I cried. I never knew that I could be that beautiful or sexy. That feeling is something that I have decided that I need to keep. So naturally, I will be going back to Katie again.
My favorite part of the session was Katie helping encourage me. She let me know that I was doing great and that I looked marvelous! She was nothing short of wonderful.
So if you are thinking of getting your pictures done, be ready to view yourself differently. You may feel nervous at first but Katie takes great care of her clients and she does such a wonderful job. You will not be disappointed!