I love people. As a photographer I love photographing people because of how we are all different. I like that we do not all look a like. That we each carry our own personal armoire of stories, scars, and triumphs. To me a person is not really beautiful because of their skin, their body type, or what clothes they wear. I love finding the beauty in people. I love hearing what makes a person happy, what drives their passions, and hearing about their hopes and dreams. That moment where a person opens their mouth to speak fueled by the ignite of life behind their eyes. Eyes really are the windows to a person’s soul and why I love to photograph people. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I believe everyone should be able to see and realise their own beauty and worth.
We can be our own worst critics, seeing the faults in ourselves that no one else can see. To find things unworthy of beauty that are our personal characteristics. To dislike things about ourselves that others in fact love about us. Since we need our reflection we spend more time seeing others than seeing ourselves. Yet some of us spend more time scrutinizing and critiquing ourselves.
This week remind yourself of how beautiful you are and how precious is your life. Then make sure to encourage the girls and women in your life. We are made beautiful. We have the power to live beautiful lives. It just takes the belief in yourself. See the world as a beautiful place and life will look beautiful to you.
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