Chiavonne, Mini Session | Texas Gulf Coast Boudoir Photography
My body positivity journey started at a fairly young age. I was always “bigger” than other girls my age. Yet I could never figure out why that was I didn’t eat bad, I was active but I always found myself still being different. In 2013 I finally had an answer to the reason why this was. I was diagnosed with PCOS, hypothyroidism, and insulin resistance. After finding out what was behind the fluctuation in body I started to embrace my body and just myself in general. I now have 6 kids 5 of those being girls ranging from 11-2 and they are my biggest motivation. We build each other up all the time. Our favorite thing to say multiple times a day to each other is you’re beautiful! I’ve let them know every second that everyone is beautiful short hair, long hair, curly, or straight, brown eyes, or blue or green, tall, or short it doesn’t matter we’re all beautiful. I strive to never doubt myself or say anything negative about myself because I don’t want them to normalize a negative mindset especially in the world we live in. Society and media is always so negative when it comes to body image and it’s up to us to let it be known beautiful isn’t limited to a size 2! After my shoot I showed my girls a couple of the photos and hey we’re in awe! And their responses ranged from “wow mama you look so beautiful” to “you look so happy” I couldn’t have had this amazing experience and an even more boost in my confidence without Ashlee Guest, she is a beyond phenomenal photographer and she made me feel so comfortable and we had a blast! Also MUA Robin Sealy did an outstanding job on my hair and make up. The overall feeling and mood the day of my shoot was just extraordinary!
Ashlee is a phenomenal photographer! She knew that I had gotten a little nervous before my shoot and she made me feel so comfortable and at ease. She was very attentive and patient when it came to the poses and she helped me get them on point every time. Just a few minutes into my shoot I felt like Ashlee was a friend I had, had for years. The care and consideration she has for her clients is above and beyond. Her work is completely flawless and I plan to book her in the future for family photos as well as a full empowerment session! MUA Robin Sealy is also very easy going. Robin made sure to explain to me what she was doing and the products she as using and asked on multiple occasions if I liked how the look was going and if I had any thoughts on how I wanted certain things to look. We talked and laughed through the whole make up session! She made me feel so beautiful with her work.