Maybe you’ll do it because you love him with all that you are.
Maybe you’ll do it because you went through a divorce and have come out on the other side.
Maybe you’ll do it because you lost 50 pounds.
Maybe you’ll do it because you just kicked cancer’s ass.
Maybe you’ll do it for your children, so they can hold in their hands the proof of how gloriously beautiful their mama is.
I hope all of you do it because you …ARE WORTH IT.
You might be sitting in your sweatpants right now, on your second glass of wine. You’re awesome.
You might chilling out on the train on your way to work already counting the hours till you’re home again. You’re exquisite.
You might be freaking delirious because you’re baby has not slept in weeks and you wonder how on this motherloving earth you can drag your ass through another day. I see you in all of your resplendent glory.
You might wish all of the above was true but instead you’re in a horribly lowly state, battling with a dark depression. You have magnificent strength.
I see you all there, because I have been you. I am you. And in all of those instances, even when I didn’t feel like it was true , I know that it was. I know that I was worth it. I am worth it now.
And so are you. We are all worth it.
This year, I’m working on this mantra in my own life. I’m telling myself I’m worth it every single day. I don’t meet Vogue Magazine’s standards of beauty. 5 foot four and 158 pounds is overweight by the fat calculation people’s standards but I’m not crying over it. This year I’m hoping to start dancing like I’ve dreamed about forever. I’m actually going to a belly dancing class next week and I’m terrified and thrilled in the same breath. I’m going to eat chocolate every day like always, and if I’m still blessed with life on my 35th birthday this year, I’m going to wear a very pink dress because I love pink.
In the dictionary the word Worthy means having enough good qualities to be considered important. Two synonyms for worthy are invaluable, and priceless. I thought about these words, and thought about my sweet husband and my children. They are the epitome of these words to me. And I know, that my family would use this definition and these words to describe how they felt about me. Why is our self worth so hard? I’ve decided here is where it’s going to end for me. 2015 is my year to take back those nasty things I think about myself. I’m tired of comparing myself, and my work to “Industry Standards” and Sad looking models. I want to to be happy and I want make others happy.
I want to put your beautiful everything in front of my camera and I want to show you how amazing you are.
Let’s get dressed up Let’s get your hair and makeup done. Let’s have a fun day in the city.
How about we call some of your girlfriends? Let’s buy a bottle of champagne and let’s celebrate friendship.
Let’s gather your children and let’s head to a pretty park.They can hug and squeeze you and I promise you will never feel more beautiful and loved.
Don’t worry that you’re not thin enough, or pretty enough. Don’t listen to the little voices that tell you ” This is vain, I’m being narcissistic. ” And don’t listen to others who tell you that you’re being vain and narcissistic. You are worthy of having a beautiful photo of yourself. One that when you look at, you do nothing but smile.
My hope is to book lots of these sessions this year. I really feel it in my heart that this is the project that I was meant to do.
If you’d like to book, please message me at Mamaowlphotography@gmail.com . You can find detailed pricing for these session on my Pricing page.
Let me Know you want to book an ” I am worthy ” session!
We will get chatting all of the details and make sure that this session fulfills a dream that you have in your heart. I can’t wait!
Included in this session, is going to be a choice of tangible goodies! Either a Custom Calendar, A Signature Print set, or a Square Print set from my favorite print company Artifact Uprising.
And here is my favorite part. Each person who books a session, I will have them nominate someone they believe deserves a session. Each month I will choose someone new that was nominated for a completely free session. This will only work if I get lots of emails so tell your friends, tell your family! I’m so excited to hear your stories, laugh with you, cry with you, and move forward with you on this journey of self love.
I would also love to have enough images to make a book. I’m putting it out there, it has to happen, right?