We wanted to share with all you Vavoom-ers a letter we received from a client we just shot with last month. She wrote Heather (owner and photographer of Vavoom) an email about what the shoot had done for her and we wanted to share that with you all. We love you Elizabeth, you are gorgeous inside and out!
--- we got her permission to publish the letter she wrote us below.... it brought tears to our EYES! ----
I don’t think I will ever be able to explain to you how grateful I am for what you did for me yesterday, so I will try to make this short and to the point!
When I walked out of your studio yesterday, I left behind 43 years of baggage. I told you on the phone before we met that my biggest fear was that I would not be able to look at my pictures and think I looked good. I didn’t look good, I looked simply beautiful!! I am being 100% honest, last night was the first time I ever looked at a picture of myself and thought I was truly beautiful.
For a brief moment, part of me was a little sad as I thought about all the years and all the energy I have wasted beating myself up over how I look. But then I was filled with a sudden rush of excitement as I walked out your door with an entirely new sense of self-confidence and pure happiness.
I am pretty sure you realize this already, but what you do is extremely special. Each woman that enters your studio enters it for a different personal reason, which means you have positively contributed to hundreds of women’s lives. In the grand scheme of things, life is such a short journey and you give women the strength and courage to go out there and kick some ass!! It’s not your amazing photographs that does this, it’s your true sincerity and genuine belief in each of us. Right there is what makes you and your photographs so special.
I tear up just thinking about how beautiful I look….I think it will be a while before I can look at my pictures without crying…crying in a good way!!!
I have a feeling this won’t be the last time our paths cross, but until they do, please know how very thankful I am.
Enjoy your little Olive and don’t every stop doing what you love to do!"
After Elizabeth's letter we wanted her to be featured on our blog on our website and this is her follow up:
What happened in the days and weeks following your shoot?
"It's only been a few days, but each day since the shoot, I have woken up with way more confidence. I feel like flaunting myself to the world and love it! I no longer have my low-self esteem bags to carry around and it has been liberating."
Do you think Vavoom changed you somehow? If so, how?
"My email to Heather really covers this as well, but Vavoom has definitely already changed my life. Before the shoot, I spent way too much time giving a shit what others might think of me, of how I looked. I held on and obsessed over every negative comment ever said about me or to me and in turn, let every positive comment about myself go in one ear and out the other, never giving it a second thought.
I'm done with that nonsense. I now stop at mirrors and smile, something we should all do more often. I feel taller and brighter, I no longer feel like I want to hide in the shadows. I am beautiful and I actually believe that now."