The photographer Victoria Caroline Haltom shares on Facebook one of her memories from the beginning of her photography business. She hopes to relieve us all of our society`s high standards of beauty by sharing the post.
Back in those days she was hired by a mid-aged Texas woman who wanted a sexy boudoir photo. The curvy, beautiful, size 18 woman was hoping to spice things up with her husband, but she had one request… She wanted Victoria to remove all her cellulite, stretch marks, imperfections and wrinkles from her pictures using Photoshop.
Even though Victoria regrets it today, back then she had to respect her wishes. She turned her pictures into every woman’s dream by heavily using Photoshop. Months later she received an unexpected email from the woman’s husband.
That very email that left a lasting impression on her is the reason why Victoria shares her memory on Facebook. She wants to encourage everyone to rethink the amount of ‘altering’ we do on ourselves, because our loved ones cherish and adore us just as we are. “I encourage you to embrace YOU just as you are . . . YOU ARE SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL!!!”
Read her husband’s email on the next page: