Sunday 22 July 2018

Photo Shoot by Gray Accord

Have I ever told you that my boyfriend, Brian, is an extremely talented photographer? Well, he is! You can find him on Instagram, HERE.
These days, he mostly takes pictures of our houses in the real estate family business, but every now and then he does something a little more arty. This weekend was one of those times, and he set up a dreamy library scene as a backdrop, with me posing in front. I've added a few of my favourite images below.

Now, I still have a great fear of having my picture taken, (that's a long story, better told in person) but I am trying to get over it. I struggle with self loathing and depression, and seeing myself in photos is not conducive to a happy state of mind for me. I know a lot of us struggle with comparing ourselves to the "perfect" images that we see in the media these days. I know that is not a healthy way to live. That does not mean that we don't still struggle. 

I am learning to love myself a little more each day. I am still fighting the demons that speak with the voices of my bullies and bad relationships. So, you may notice that I take a few selfies, and post them on my social media pages. I am trying to be kinder to myself. And braver. These are my way of telling those haters that I'm still here, I'm still standing, and that they did not win!


  1. Love these--hope you share more! Kudos to you on Brian on the collaboration.

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  3. You know this is close to my heart, also. But our journeys, if we let them, will lead us to the truth that we are strong, beautiful, talented women. It certainly is a marathon and not a sprint to get there.

    Love yourself. Fiercely, loyally, unapologetically. The way I love you. Kudos to you AND to Brian.