In front of the lens





In a previous post I talked about self-love and learning to love your body. I’m going to dive deeper into that topic now, because on Monday I had a photo shoot and it lifted my spirits greatly.

As reporter I am used to being the one behind the camera, and not in front of it. I’m used to being the person telling someone how to stand, and when to look at the camera. It was a nice treat to be the one told what to do instead.

My friend Yawhann Chong in Thompson is a photographer and wanted a stand-in model to do some posing with him, so of course I said yes. Photo shoots are a good way to learn to accept and love yourself. He asked me what I didn’t like about my body, and for the first time ever, I said I loved everything about it.

I love the moles and freckles that cover my body, that everyone used to make fun of me for.

I love my non perfect gym body, and my non perfect salon hair; those things make me who I am.

So my advice to you is get out a camera and snap some pictures! You don’t have to hire a professional photographer, and you don’t need an expensive camera. You can just hang out with your family or friends and have a little photo shoot. It will give you some laughs as well as a boost of confidence. To end it off print the pictures that are taken, so you can have them as a keepsake in this digital generation of ours.

To love yourself is to understand that you don’t need to be perfect to be good.

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    July 17, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Actually, I asked what you loved about your body, but I was quite impressed to hear you say that you loved everything about it! It’s such a healthy attitude, and I still have a long ways to go with my height complex. You, Molly, are an inspiration!

    Oh, and hey! I love your new logo. Simple and very fitting!

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