In the spirt of Valentine's Day, I teamed up with my friend Harley (from Photodelphia LLC) last month to do a really fun photo shoot. I can't tell you how many Valentine's Days in my lifetime I spent feeling lonely and at home because I didn't have a partner. Valentine's Day definitely has a way of making those who are single feel left out. Why does Valentine's have to be about couples? AND why do you need to have an overpriced dinner reservation or heart shaped gifts to let your partner know you care? YOU DON'T! This year I thought "to hell with that!". I decided to do a "Self Love" photoshoot along with a Galentine's Day photo shoot. I'm a huge advocate for self care and self love. I didn't used to be. I used to criticize my body. Compare myself to others and lacked confidence. Well, not anymore. I'm proud of who I am. I'm unapologetically me. And I truly believe that I'm beautiful and deserving of love. And I want to encourage you to do the same!
To prep for the shoot, we purchased lots of flowers, chocolates, champagne and lit fragrant candles and had ourselves a blast! It wasn't just a Galentine's photo shoot. It WAS Galentine's Day. We wore pink, we drank champagne, munched on Doritos, threw popcorn at each other, danced and laughed. Here are some of the results from our photoshoot. Photo Credit: Brittany Elena Photography & Photodelphia LLC
Oh and it doesn't have to be February 14th to show yourself love. Love yourself 24/7 365.