Naturally You- Sam
Since moving to Calgary and starting a ‘new life’ I have had the opportunity to not only meet incredible humans, but I have also started learning about this thing called: self love. It’s amazing how hard humans are on themselves. Just stop and listen to how you talk to yourself during the day and ask yourself if you would ever talk to your best friend, husband or wife like that. The answer is probably no. So why do we treat ourselves like that? I’m just as guilty as the next person but the nice thing about life is we can always change. I can only get kinder- to myself and to others.
I THINK IT’S AN EMPOWERING MOMENT TO EMBRACE YOUR BODY FOR EXACTLY WHAT IT IS AND COMPLETELY OWN IT. WHETHER YOU ARE DOING THIS FOR SOMEONE ELSE OR JUST FOR YOURSELF, DO IT. AND DO IT WITH THE BEST, AKA TEGAN.
My favourite part of the Naturally You sessions are the reactions from the models- aka You. It’s beyond liking my work and the picture. It’s seeing you finally recognize your true beauty. It’s hearing you love yourself. It actually brings me to tears and makes my heart scream with joy.
“I have always been intrigued by doing a shoot like this. Have my own Victoria Secret moment (ha). But I would always say, “Nah, I don’t love my body, maybe I’ll do one for when I am more fit.” Tegan and I chatted about doing one and I was extremely hesitate at first but I trusted Tegan. Tegan completely blew me away. I couldn’t have imagined them to turn out as good as they did. Tegan brings a different approach to these shoots keeping them completely natural and creative. She makes you feel confident and comfortable. I think it’s an empowering moment to embrace your body for exactly what it is and completely own it. Whether you are doing this for someone else or just for yourself, do it. And do it with the best, aka Tegan.” – Sam