For someone who is obese or overweight, professional pictures can be just plain stressful. There's nothing like the feeling of getting pictures back that you paid a lot of money for just to be disappointed. It's not the overall picture or the faces my family made....it was me. It was that chubby body and double chin. I cringed every time I saw a picture of myself. I would get so frustrated with how I looked in every picture. I kept thinking, "My husband and son look so cute....and then there's me. UGH!" I never felt like I fit in with my own family.
For someone who loves pictures and all the sweet memories that go with them, I was devastated time after time. I can remember crying after family pictures. I know that may sound silly, but I did. It just really got to me. I have taken pictures of every special moment in my child's life and it felt like I ruined a lot of them.
I am so thankful and fortunate that I decided to change things. I don't regret my journey and I admit every single struggle was one hundred percent worth it! I have pictures that I'm not ashamed to frame and hang!
I've noticed changes between last year and this year's holiday pictures! Yay for progress!