Portland Boudoir Photography | Why Self Love is Important

In the times of the Kardashian's shiny butts, the plethora of perfectly photoshopped bodies, and ice body-sculpting (what does that even mean?), it's even more important to realize that the ideals thrown at you are not realistic. And, more importantly, they are not healthy. 

Take a look in the mirror. Really take a look. Are there imperfections? Yes. Is it possible that your breath smells? Absolutely. Do you have cellulite? Don't even get me started. We're always taught to look at the negative parts of ourselves. The worst part? It isn't helping you. At all.

We have a challenge for you. The next time you look in the mirror, find something about yourself that you love. That's right. It can be any part of your body. Is your hair looking super great that day? Maybe you love your fingers? Or, God forbid, your thighs? Try acknowledging the things you appreciate. And then, step by step, start telling yourself that more often. You'd be surprised how much it will change your perspective.

Please, never forgot that your body is yours. Sure, there might be things that you wish were different, and that's okay. Regardless of your insecurities, don't allow yourself to hide from the world (or yourself). Get out there! Show off your badass self! Confidence is gorgeous, and lovin yourself is so incredibly sexy. 

Don't waste your time trying to comply to the "beauty standards" of our world today. Find your own and stick to them. Own your confidence, and never forget to give gratitude to yourself. We promise you won't be disappointed.