Being a plus size gal myself, this post is going to come from the heart. To start the ball rolling, I just want you to ask yourself this question...
You only have one body, so why not embrace it?
If you're anything like me (hanging out just down there in the picture below this paragraph), your insecurities will lie in the tops of your arms that have a little bit more meat on them than you would like, your overly massive bottom that seems to take over the second you check out your side profile in the mirror, and of course the legs! Lets just leave it at that shall we! I'll openly admit that it isn't always a breeze in the park, but If I sit and think carefully do I really care that I'm a bit different? Do I really care that my legs wobble a bit as I walk, do I really care that my bum might look a bit too big in those jeans I love so much. The fact is, I don't. You know why, because frankly it's no one else's business. Believe it or not I like to try and keep fit. I have a personal trainer and I dance. I like to eat well but of course am a fiend for a little bar of chocolate or two! I wouldn't be human if I didn't, but as is the famous saying, never judge a book by its cover...
As we all know by now, the media is the main culprit in body shaming. For years we have had it drilled into us that we have to look a certain way to be deemed 'attractive'. Perceptions are changing however, and of course that can be nothing but good! Plus size models such as Tess Munster, Ashley Graham and Tara Lynn are opening up a world of possibilities for us curvy cuties, and as our social media feeds become more overrun with love and acceptance for all body shapes and sizes everyday, the good vibes just keep on coming!
Here at Andrew Wood we love nothing more than challenging each and every one of those body shaming perspectives by channelling your inner curves! Our award winning female boudoir photographers have a brilliant eye for making you look and feel your best of course, and enhancing what assets we have! After all, why don't we deserve to feel sexy and amazing just because have a little bit more to love??
We are curvy, we are beautiful & we are taking the world by storm.
If you need any more reasons to believe your worth a million dollars, then check out some of these inspirational quotes from other body confident beauties:
'Girls of all kinds can be beautiful – from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned; the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing and all in between. It's not easy though because many people still put beauty into a confining, narrow box...Think outside of the box...Pledge that you will look in the mirror and find the unique beauty in you.' - Tyra Banks
‘I think that whatever size or shape body you have, it's important to embrace it and get down! The female body is something that's so beautiful. I wish women would be proud of their bodies and not diss other women for being proud of theirs!’ - Christina Aguilera
‘I love my curves and I embrace them.’ - Eva Mendes
‘I’ve never had one of those amazing yoga bodies. My body is what it is. I am sure if I went on a crash diet, lost two stone and toned up I could make loads of money by making fitness videos and selling my story to the tabloids. But I don’t want to encourage women to be anything other than what they are. That’s very important to me.’ - Kelly Brook
So why not join us and celebrate your body in style! Come in for that confidence boost you've been craving and our photographers will work with you to make you shine like the star you deserve to be! Live life on the daring side and push yourself out of your comfort zone once in a while, it will do your confidence the world of good! You deserve to look amazing, I have no doubt that you will surprise yourself!