Boudoir: A Survivors Story

As has been the case lately, these blog posts are so much more meaningful when they come right from the gorgeous woman being photographed. This gorgeous survivor’s story will inspire you to live your life to the fullest:

“I’ll be turning 40 this year and it scares me! I find myself staring in the mirror examining every wrinkle, curve, bump & stretch mark on my body. I do consider myself a confident woman but lately my confidence has been diminishing.  Two years ago I underwent radiation for a brain tumor that left me nearly blind from one eye and lost all sensation from my left side of my face. Thankfully radiation worked. I’m back to normal but the radiation did affect my hormones. Making me gain weight combined with (not so pretty) skin issues.  Don’t get me wrong I am so grateful that my sight and sensations  are back to normal but the radiation side effects gets me down. It started affecting my relationship with my hubby & my daughter.  My daughter has caught me saying “I’m so fat”, “I’m so ugly”, “My face is gross”, “My thighs are so nasty”. I realized that this NOT how I want to raise my daughter. I want my daughter to grow up confident no matter what shape she is. What make us beautiful is our character, intelligence and our perseverance.

What make us beautiful is our character, intelligence and our perseverance.

I wanted someone to capture me they way I use to see myself and after obsessing over every image she posted I knew Lindsay was the one.  I was hesitating in booking my shoot because of my size but I went through it any way. Lindsay is pure magic! From the moment I walked in the door she made me feel welcomed and in a safe place.  Between make-up, hair and Lindsay I transformed to that woman I was once before and it felt sooooo good! I was reminded that I am a strong, confident vixen! I can conquer anything that comes my way!

I’m going to hang one of my images in my bedroom so it can remind my hubby how hot his wife is and when my daughter sees it she can appreciate her mothers strength, courage and beauty at any age or size. For me the image will serve as a reminder that I am confident and to seize each day like it’s my last!

Thank you Lindsay for awaking my inner goddess!”

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Thank you to Cassandra McKenna for the stunning makeup!