Stephanie was an absolute natural in front of the camera. Some of her qualities are hard working, creative problem solver, fashionista and nurturing full time mom. She is a woman and a half with the beautiful characteristics she holds. She is an inspiration to me and this was her take on this confidence boosting exercise.
“Getting ready for the shoot was so exhilarating! From doing my makeup to picking out the perfect outfit. All the while the one thing that ran through my mind was confidence. Confidence is not bought it is shared, this something my great friend Hillary taught me. Working the shoot with wonderful friends was so fun, inspirational and encouraging. I felt beautiful and confident in who I am and believing that I can do amazing things!”
Sarah flourished in front of the camera and became a model. Her poses were so effortlessly stunning on camera and in person. Sarah is sweet, caring, and selfless in all the ways people strive to be. A dear friend to me and my all time pedicure partner. This was her take on our confidence building adventure.
“She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25
Confidence, I’ve discovered, cannot be attained by merely wearing what Vogue magazine tells us we should or having a body just like Megan Fox. Confidence is about feeling beautiful in your own skin. It’s about finding what makes you feel good. For me, it’s putting on my favorite lipstick every morning because I feel naked without it. It’s believing that you can do anything and everything you set your mind to. You see, confidence is the key, if you don’t believe in yourself, nobody will. This morning, I was surrounded by beautiful women, and yet I did not find myself comparing or jealous. I remembered that God made us all unique and wonderful in our own ways. And as long as I have my lipstick, I can do anything.”
Marissa is full of light and it showed through these pictures. She is dedicated to whatever she loves, and her heart is full. She shares faith and selfless love through her smile. She is my supporter in all of my endeavors and trials. This was her response to our confidence building experience.
“Confidence is knowing that I am lovable despite my flaws and imperfections. Authentic friendship amplifies this truth by giving a human voice to a universal reality: I am uniquely beautiful, and I am infinitely LOVED! My heart and confidence are encouraged today as I am surrounded by gorgeous friends who tell me that I am marvelous simply because I am me. Rejoice in the way you were wonderfully created to be the loveliest you there ever was!
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Dr. Seuss”
Liz is a free spirit, that seems she should always be wearing a flower crown. Her enthusiasm she shares in every aspect of life. She is a hard working woman who lets her heart lead her and seems to always just come from the beach with that hair and sunkissed skin. She inspires me with her beautiful perspective of life. This was her response to our confidence building adventure.
“I believe confidence is always inside of us. This photo shoot reminded me that even on a bad day having fun and just being yourself is all you need to feel confident. Nothing holds you back more than your own insecurities. For the shoot I let go of all feelings and ended up having such a fun time and I felt beautiful. Like Coco Chanel says ‘Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.'”