A photo shoot for a prestigious magazine like Health magazine is a real milestone and I’m so excited to share this with you!

Health magazine contacted me a few months ago about their “I Did It” section. They had a weight loss success story to feature from right here in Virginia Beach. If you’ve been following my work for any length of time, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I love working with women to create an opportunity for them to feel beautiful – from high school senior portraits to maternity sessions and boudoir sessions. So this photo shoot honoring Barbara’s successful weight loss journey was right up my alley.

Barbara shared her weight loss story with us while she was in hair and makeup and left each of us motivated to eat better! She kicked 53 pounds to the curb and looks amazing! What I also love is that she’s kept the weight off over a year and now she’s set even bigger goals – including running half marathons! The magazine wanted a beach backdrop, so we headed to the north beach area in Virginia Beach and were lucky enough to photograph on a beautiful warm afternoon despite the chilly spring.

Samantha Joyner, who I have had the pleasure of working with every week for almost a year now on boudoir sessions did a gorgeous job creating a natural look for Barbara’s makeup. Sam Serf from Behind the Veil Studio also gave her a natural hair style with lots of movement and volume.

Congratulations on being featured in the “I Did It” section for the June issue of Health magazine, Barbara! You are an inspiration and I’m so glad we got to meet you!

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