As far back as I can remember I’ve had body image issues. I have a beautiful mom, older sister, and younger sister (who was a model in NYC for a little while), and I was the odd one out. My grandma said I just had “thick bones”…College gave me confidence by finding friends who loved getting dolled up and going out! Then I got married and two kids later I found myself lost. These last couple of years I’ve discovered myself again. I’m loving myself and realizing I really don’t have to please or look good for anyone but myself (and occasionally my husband )I decided to do this photo shoot with Tassay for me. I may not be at my smallest, but I’m at my happiest and that deserves to be captured!! If you’re on the fence about it, I’m here to tell you to do it. Do it for yourself. Tassay was so fun to work with, she made me feel comfortable and confident. She told me exactly what to do, which is what I needed. I’m not used to being in front of a camera unless it’s a selfie, but now I have these beautiful pictures to look at and feel pride for what that girl has gone through in her life. Miss. E
I was excited and nervous about this shoot. I have done prior shoots with other photographers, and not been too thrilled with the outcome. I thought maybe I just don’t like what I look like. I brought almost everything I owned not knowing what I was going to wear, but Tassay Stephens-Gillispie and Makayla helped choose outfits while my hair and make up were done. I had a lot of fun, and I was hoping I would like a few of my shots. There were so many that I loved it was hard to narrow it down for my album. I would say if you haven’t done a shoot to at least do a mini session for yourself!!
– Miss. N
Doing this shoot for myself was so empowering as a woman. It was the scariest and best thing I have done in a long time. I even wore the lingerie I was most afraid to wear because these women make you feel so comfortable and they make you laugh. You get to enjoy being sexy and make beautiful photos to remind yourself how amazingly beautiful you are. It was so rewarding and I would do it again in a heartbeat.