What makes you feel sexy?
For as long as I can remember I have always been quite shy and very self conscious. I knew I was different and always looked at my differences as negative. I wanted to be like everyone else. But as I get older I am learning to embrace my differences and my body and learn to be proud of who I am and all that I have accomplished.
So what makes me feel sexy? Being photographed and finding beauty in what I thought were imperfections and flaws. Finding things that I can appreciate on other women but often criticize myself for. And after turning 40 years old a few months ago I can honestly say I have never appreciated my body more and know that I am often too hard on myself. Even with the stretch marks, big calves, smaller squishy boobs, cellulite, a little extra on my tummy… but hey.. I pushed out 3 – 8lb babies out of my little 5ft body. I know I can always improve but I know I have also come a long way. We are all too hard on ourselves.
Time to figure out what makes you feel sexy and feel good! I know these photos may be a little revealing but I am proud of them. And I am not going share all of them. I didn’t do it for anyone else but for myself. I just want to share with other women that it is ok to be proud of ourselves…even our bodies. We don’t need to be ashamed or compare ourselves to what we think might be perfection.
Thank you Mark Knopp – the photographer who got up really really early on a Sunday morning who made me feel beautiful in these photos. He is very professional, patient and a great photographer in Virginia Beach so make sure to check out his website and I am sure you will be happy with the results!