“Honestly, I don’t feel that I like being in front of the camera. However, I am told I am photogenic. I just might be 🙂 Oddly enough, when Trish was taking photos of me, I felt beautiful” a very unusual but new feeling for me. I felt confident. What better than to work with an amazing photographer who takes breathtaking photos of women of all types.
When it comes to photography, I know that the reputation of Trish is a great one. She has a captivating view/perception behind the lens. I have always wanted to work with her. Alongside the fact that I couldn’t wait until the day that I was seen her lens, my gut told me to trust Trish and I would feel extremely confident and that I did.
I was nervous that I wasn’t going to have a bunch of makeup on my face. Any photo I have of myself, I am full of makeup, hairspray, dolled up and people only get to see the one photo out of 20 that I took that was my best one. This shoot inspired me to see my own raw beauty. I am in the process of accepting who I am and what I look like. Couldn’t have been offered at a better time in my life.
Life can be crazy, unfair, chaotic, difficult and scary. Things can be tough and when they are, prove that your tougher. I don’t take life for granted. I am a newlywed. Married to the best man I know. He has helped me to see my worth, my beauty, and has pushed me to be my best at all times.
A year ago I was going through testing to find out why I wasn’t getting pregnant. Upon our findings, they found 11 pounds worth of tumors in my reproductive system and ovaries that needed an emergency surgery. In my life what I was about to seize would be the equivalent of a man about to lose his most precious gems (AKA BALLS!). Hearing the most terrifying words I have ever heard in the quickest moment, changed my life. I survived ovarian cancer. Scary it was, to say the least. At 30 years young hearing that I will never have children (have none prior) and that I will undergo a life saving surgery that now leaves a 12 inch incision scar that I see everyday, reminds me of just how tough I am and that when challenges come my way no matter how small or big, I overcome every single one of them. As a friend, a sister, a daughter, a wife and now a “super woman step-mama” to my 3 year old son, I am the best version of myself and I live life the best I can. Blessed, knowing that no matter what shit comes my way, I am going to smile and handle that shit!”