Nearly one year ago, Cherie decided to book a shoot with me and we made this image above. When I asked her if I could share this image she said it was not one she wanted to share at all because she felt like she just looked “fat.” But then she said that she trusted me and said I could post it.
This image went semi viral as soon as I posted it. I have seen first hand Cherie’s self-esteem completely blossom after this photo was posted and love was poured onto her by “more people than I went to high school with” as she told me. She walks taller. She is not apologetic for her precious body. Being seen and loved by others is hugely therapeutic, I have seen it many times and Cherie is a perfect example. May we love ourselves so that we can pour love onto others!
Since that first shoot, Cherie has been back for 2 more shoots. The second time was with her incredibly happy and sweet husband who adores seeing Cherie love herself. Shortly after that shoot they became pregnant and just yesterday we took these photos of a ripe and pregnant Cherie, her husband Issac and their midwife, the rad Tucson based Amy Zenzino.
-Jade Beall is co-founder of A Beautiful Body Project. To book a private shoot with her in her Tucson, AZ studio visit www.JadeBeall.com