My Pretty Model: Crystal

Our perspective effects the way we photographers shoot. Growing up Christian I always thought sexy was bad but becoming a woman myself God has shown me what the word really means. I’ve learnt that sexy can be about the way a girl carries herself, her beauty and purity. In photography, its all about what her eyes are saying.

My perspective and photography has developed since the last time I shoot Crystal back in 2010. I wanted to shoot her as a mature young lady rather than a girl.

One the drive to the mountains with Crystal I learned what she loves and her heart for life. The excitement she had for the future reminded me when I was her age. The world was full of possibilities.

Self Image

Ten years ago my self-image was distorted. Today, I am finding myself really liking who I am. As I put on my make up I  admire the shape of my eyes, the shade of my skin, my black hair, and the color of my eyes. When I look in the mirror, I smile at the way I look. I am happy and thankful to be me. I like who I am inside and out.

When I think about when I didn’t like myself and the days when I would cover my mirrors, I am thankful for the journey I had to go through. The boys that passed through my life for a minute and the words they spoke, always sweet and kind, saw something that I didn’t not. And finally at age 27, I agree. I no longer need compliments to feel good about myself, a pimple no longer has its power over me, and bad hair days are no longer a big deal.

Some might get down about getting older, looking in the mirror and seeing their face change, but each year I discover something about myself that I love. Getting older is an adventure. Being 17 was great but I am enjoy being 27 just as much and even greater. I finally know who I am, what I wanna do, where I wanna go, what I believe in and the kinda of people I wanna spend my life with.

God is amazing and has such beautiful grace that he walks us through these things.

What did you use to think about yourself ten years ago? Crazy to think ten years has gone and past.