If you would've told me three years ago that I would be doing a sexy boudoir shoot I would laughed in your face. I was always very insecure with my body growing up and never felt completely comfortable in my skin. When people see a skinny girl they automatically think they have no insecurities, but that was the exact opposite for me. Throughout junior high and high school I was teased and told I looked anorexic or just gangly and awkward and it brought my self esteem way down. Around my senior year I started to fill out a little bit more around my thighs and stomach but still wasn't very happy with my body. I want everyone to know that even though I model and do shoots like this, I still have insecurities like everyone else. I get a lot of slack for posting selfies and doing photo shoots, but I love the art of photography and modeling and never want to stop. Girls and even guys can be cruel over social media but I have learned to embrace the criticism and as Taylor Swift would say "HATERS GONNA HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE". I also want people to understand that I get why posting pictures of yourself all the time may seem vain, but I am proud of how far I have come in the last couple of years and if I do a kick ass photo shoot then I want to share it with people. I have been booking more and more shoots because I post consistently on my Instagram and blog page, so if that helps me then I am going to do it. Throughout the past couple of years I have truly found out who my real friends are. At the time I was upset about my friends not wanting to hangout with me, but now I am thankful for how everything has turned out. I have a dream of someday becoming a super model and I am going to do everything in my power to make that dream come true. It might be a far fetched idea, but it is my ultimate goal. Even though this photo shoot was revealing, I thought it was super tasteful and beautiful and I am proud to show these pictures off. Courtney Glaser, the photographer that took the shots, was super outgoing and made me feel completely comfortable (which during a boudoir shoot is hard to do). I am so glad I had the opportunity to do this photo shoot for so many reasons. I am now beginning to feel beautiful in my own skin.
Check out Courtney's photography as http://courtneyglaserphotography.blogspot.com/