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Ivona Dixon

A Woman and Her Body | Savannah Boudoir Photography

January 16, 2013

Filed in: Boudoir

You look better than you think you do.  Really, you do.  We, as women, are our own harshest critics.  We typically do not give ourselves a fair chance when it comes to our bodies.  We would change our thighs and our stomach and oh yeah, maybe our wrists, too.  (We can be a bit extreme at times.)  The inner conversations we sometimes have with ourselves aren’t doing us any favors.  But what if we totally accepted what we have.  Say that out loud.  “I totally and completely accept my body.”  Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and say that out loud five times.  Take a minute to soak that in…
Magic, right?!  =)  It takes a different type of thinking to love your body.  You almost have to be “trained” in it.  Luckily, it only takes some practice.  In all sincerity, say that mantra out loud to yourself every single day.  Once a day, twice a day…when you’re in the shower…while you’re driving to work…as you’re falling asleep.  When you’re having a really bad and hard day…say it.  Yell it.  Repeat is as often as you’d like.  I’m serious.
What’s the worst that could happen?  You accept yourself.  Your self-esteem goes up.  You walk with more confidence.  You feel lighter.  People will notice.  You’ll notice.  You’ll value yourself more.  You’ll give yourself the right to be happy, to look into the beautiful woman that has always been there.  You do not have to walk around with this heavy weight of, “I must hate my body,” on your shoulders.  For what?  What good is that doing you?  Drop that idea like a hot potato and the next time you walk past a mirror, I want you to look yourself in the eyes, smile, and say, “I look amazing.”  Value yourself.  Value your heart.  Value everything you have to offer to yourself and to this world.  I love confident women, who doesn’t?
B. contacted me to schedule a boudoir photo shoot and after a little hesitation, and some re-scheduling, I was so happy to finally have her in front of my camera.  A little discouraged by the after-effects of giving birth and a lot of stress in her life, I was happy to see that she let it all go during her boudoir shoot…










Let me repeat, I looove confident women.  It’s so powerful when you find it within yourself to love yourself, your body, your whole being.  Thank you B., for allowing me to share your boudoir photos.

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