Talk about confidence! Laurel came to the studio excited and ready to rock her session. As a single mom, Laurel decided to do something for herself, and that was to be a model for a boudoir session of mine. Let's face it, most of the time moms do everything for everyone else and little for themselves. So, I'm happy Laurel won because she and I had a blast.
I asked her some questions after her session and this was her response:
"Goals: be a good role model for my kids, further my education and career, not be a shitty person, teach and empower little minds so they can grow and make the world a better place.
I’m really bad at making time for myself and the whole self-care thing. Usually, it’s little things like doing my nails or 20 minutes of “me time” after the kids are in bed/before I fall asleep. Or entering to win an on-a-whim boudoir photoshoot.
I grew up thinking that in order to be “beautiful” you had to have a flat stomach and a perky ass and boobs and a thigh gap... And, honestly, when I first saw at the pictures I didn’t like them because all I saw was what I didn’t like about myself like my tummy and stretch marks and thunder thighs. Then I realized, that’s stupid I look fucking awesome. My tummy and stretch marks grew 2 people and my thunder thighs are a genetic gift lol. So the mainstream concept of beauty is messed up. I think it’s gotten better in the last few years. I don’t want either of my kids growing up thinking they have to look or act a certain way to be accepted.
Life is crazy. Single mom life is crazy. Take the help that you’re offered and don’t be afraid to ask for help. (You’d think that I’m great at asking for help but I suck at it lol)"
I cannot tell you how proud I was of her for sharing this!! Her words are so raw and they totally made me cry. Laurel, thank you for being real and doing the best for your kids!!
Now, what are you all waiting for?! This is your opportunity to do something for yourself. Book a boudoir session with me today!!