WHY I CHOSE TO DO A SESSION - MISS B
I chose to do a session with Cheyanne because I wanted to accept myself the way I was. I read so many testimonials from past clients and I wanted to feel the way they felt: Confident, empowered, beautiful.
I have struggled with self image issues for as long as I can remember. Even as a child, I compared myself to my best friend who was always 2 sizes smaller. As women, it's instilled in us at a young age, to always crave being something we aren't. If you're bigger you want to be smaller, weigh less. And if you're skinny, you want to have curves.
I didn't want to feel inadequate anymore just because my pants size was double digits or the number on the scale wasn't as low as it used to be. It was extremely difficult to finally convince myself to book a session. Being single, I was worried spending that type of money on pictures for myself was silly. I thought being 22 was too young, and I should wait until I was older and married. I also was petrified of the idea of seeing myself so exposed, and potentially feeling even worse about my appearance. Worried that if i tried to look sexy, I would just look uncomfortable and awkward, and have wasted 250 dollars. And of course, who wouldn't be scared to have a stranger take pictures of them naked.
I saw a "short hair boudie call" posted about a year and a half after I had originally wanted to book a session. I figured it's only 100 dollars, and if I hate the pictures, at least I got my hair and make up done. I was so nervous as soon as I booked a date. I chose the furthest out date available so I could mentally prepare. I over think everything, so every day leading up to the session I felt knots in my stomach when I thought about it..I was so scared.
The morning of the session, I was inches away from calling and canceling. I was petrified. But, I knew I would regret it if I didn't just get over my nerves and go. I showed up, and my worries quickly drifted away. Cheyanne made me feel like I was just hanging out at the house with friends. It was a surprisingly relaxing environment, and getting my hair and makeup done like a model made me feel like a million bucks!
I am SO thankful I didn't cancel. I had no idea how much this experience would change my outlook. For the first time in my entire life, I saw a nude photo of myself, and didn't instantly want to look away or critique it. I saw my curves as beautiful, instead of just extra fat. The person I was looking at in the pictures looked strong, empowered, beautiful, sexy.
In that moment, I felt like the most beautiful woman in the world.
When I saw the first picture, I knew I was buying them. I finally felt like I was enough, just the way I am. Instead of thinking "this would be really pretty if I was 20 pounds lighter," I thought "DANG! I look good!" Some of my biggest insecurities(my big thighs and booty) turned into some of my favorite things about me.
Cheyanne has a talent. A gift. She captures the most beautiful photos from regular women, who know nothing about modeling. The photos are elegant, artistic, and sexy. She helps women see how truly stunning they are. She honestly does want ALL women to feel beautiful and sexy. Old, young, big, small, mothers, pregnant, scars, cellulite, stretch marks. EVERY woman deserves to feel beautiful. Cheyanne helped me see that.
I encourage any woman to do this. You will not regret it. Everyone can come up with 10 reasons why they don't want to do it: money, stretch marks, age, weight. But you only need one reason to do it. And that reason is YOU. You deserve to feel like you're enough. Because you are! You can not put a price tag on self acceptance, and confidence.