I have major issues with body image. Leading up to this experience I had a very bad body image week. Despite words of affirmation from family and friends over the years I have never understood what they saw.
During this experience I was a little nervous at first. However, I felt welcomed and increasingly comfortable the moment I got settled into the studio that morning. During the shoot I quickly became comfortable and developed a confidence I didn't know I had.
Luis is such a respectful photographer when it comes to working with women in a style that could make them feel vulnerable or uncomfortable. He works with you and gauges your comfort level the whole time. I have never been as comfortable as I was in any photography or otherwise setting while working with him.
After the reveal of the pictures I was amazed. As the photos were shared with me I was awestruck at the beauty of the woman in those pictures and had to remind myself that she was ME.
My mindset since that day has definitely changed. I realized that others see me in a way I don't and that I do radiate a beauty that I didn't know I ever had before.
Sophie did an AMAZING job on my makeup and I even learned tips from her.