I’m not going to lie, this bathing suit shoot is probably the most intimidating things I’ve had to do in a long time. I’ve never been confident about my body – actually I’m extremely insecure about it. I’ve had things said to me over the years and those have stuck with me, and although I try, I can’t seem to get them out of my head. But for this situation I had a choice, I could turn it down due insecurities and fear over what people might say or I could take this opportunity to try and feel ok about myself – just as I am! In all honesty, I did work out almost everyday before the shoot – but mostly yoga and a few runs to help clear my mind! It actually did help with my anxiety. I ate a little bit healthier, but did indulge and when it came to the day of the shoot, I didn’t feel bikini ready. I DID feel stronger & better about myself and the way that I looked than I had in a long time though. At the end of the day, it’s not about having the perfect body or model-esq figure, it’s about feeling good about yourself – feeling strong, healthy, happy!
Now about this shoot…. I DID have so much fun – largely because my photographer Ari is SO awesome! She made me feel completely comfortable and confident! Also, I’m #obsessed with these suits from Target! It took me forever to figure out exactly which ones to shoot because there were so many cute ones. Head on over to Glitter Guide to see the rest of the pictures and my styling tips on how to mix & match bikinis this summer….