Erica, 37

“I raise money for rescue animals and I’m a mom of 2, soon to be 3. It’s been at least 7 years since I was last photographed. 

I wanted to do this shoot to embrace my baby belly bump and illustrate the sacrifice women make to have a child. Men will never know this! I was actually more excited to have the ‘it is what it is’ look. And, not to be worried about trying to hide every freckle and line that has shown up through the years. 

I was very comfortable during the shoot, mainly because of the connection I had with Trish and her team. I am good at taking direction and I had no plan poses or agenda. Real is the best way. The photos turned out natural and I felt like myself. I recognized the girl I am and will always be. It is nice to have pictures with not filters or planned staging angles to produce a fake image. 

Everyone needs to do this style of shoot and practice self love. Be comfortable in your own skin and you don’t have to wait to be a Dove model. Just schedule with Trish! 🙂 The real will speak for itself.”