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Choose Yourself | Orange County Boudoir Photographer

January 30, 2018


It is one of the hardest parts of life. Usually when a change occurs it is forced; some event takes place and we realize that change is inevitable. Many of us fight the change, wanting to retreat back to the comforts of the known. However, to blossom and grow, we must accept and embrace the new.

When things around us begin to alter, it may be hard to accept. As humans, we are creatures of habit, and interrupting that can be difficult to swallow.

But what about the change we choose. I’ve heard the phrase “A tiger can’t change his stripes” throughout my life. I believed that the habits I accrued were just who I was. I believed that the things I thought and felt were parts of me and always would be. I believed that without a life altering experience, change from within could never happen.

That is NOT true.

We are in charge of who we want to be and who we are. Just because you’ve always been a certain way, does not mean that you have to continue being her. I found that there were parts of me I forced to be at my forefront, not because I liked them, but because they were known. People surrounding me knew that’s who I was, and because of that, I decided that’s who I was. Even if that was not who I wanted to be.

When change is something we want, when we choose to work towards being the woman we want to be rather than who we feel we have to be, there is nothing more rewarding.

One of the most important things we need to change is the way we look at ourselves. We’ve been told our whole lives that we are not enough. We’ve been put against the women around us, always comparing and tearing ourselves down. There is always something physically we need to change, and it is never ending.

It is easy to become our own worst enemy. It is easy to compare ourselves to those that surround us. But once you start to see the fact that you are the ONLY you, once you start to embrace her and all that she is, your world will begin to change.

Boudoir is here to start that process. It pushes you out of your comfort zone and forces you to see how strong and courageous you are. It shows you how fierce you are in wanting to take control of your self love. It forces you to see your beauty. This kind of experience will begin to alter your views on yourself.

When you choose change, it is amazing. When you choose to start loving and embracing yourself, it can be a beautiful thing.

You can be anyone you choose to be. When you begin to put yourself first, when you demand love and respect from yourself; everything starts to change.

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