Hey guys. This is Kim. This morning I did a Facebook Live video that has tugged at some heartstrings so I’m posting it here to share with people who aren’t on Facebook! Below the video are the notes that I was referring to while I was live. When you get ready to book a session…just follow this link!! >>>>>Book Now<<<<<
Let me just take a minute to tell you a secret that the woman in your life doesn’t want you to know.
Are you ready? Because this is BIG.
She loves you. She loves your family. She loves her life. But…
She’s struggling with loving herself.
How do I know this??
She told me.
Recently, we launched a new Pin Up Session at Life Times Visual Media and I went first.
I spent time researching hair and makeup styles from the 40s and the 50s. I played around with fake eyelashes and bobby pins. I did some test shots with my phone. I posted to Instagram and Facebook.
And then it happened….
I posted a picture of myself in a modest two piece bathing suit and my social media world exploded. I got THREE TIMES the normal number of likes from that one picture.
And let’s be honest…. I’m NOT a petite bathing beauty.
So the next step was to gather some outfits and put together a session for myself. I got a couple of dresses out of my closet…and the bathing suit from Instagram. And then I had to decide just how far I was willing to go to test out this Pin Up Session thing. I had to put on…underwear. For. The. Camera.
So I spent some time getting ready. I did my makeup and spent a LONG time curling my hair. I went to the back to start getting dressed while Steven set up the backdrop for our test shots.
And then I did the thing. I mean… I REALLY did the thing!!
I did four outfits to represent the four different styles we are offering in our sessions. I started with the lingerie because I was most nervous about that and I wanted to get it out of the way…then the bathing suit and the two dresses.
Then I had to go to the grocery store. Seriously. It was time to cook dinner and I needed bacon. So I threw my jeans on but I left the hair and makeup the same…and headed to the store. You should have seen me wandering around the Piggly Wiggly. I got a few stares…but I was totally cool with that because I was feeling kinda beautiful from my session!
I got home and made dinner while Steven worked on editing my images. He started with the lingerie. I kept trying to get peeks while I was cooking, but I waited patiently for the finished results.
Y’all… I always love it when clients cry when they see their completed images. I’m a sucker for tears. I was totally unprepared to have them myself.
I was blown away by how much I loved these images.
Again… I’m NOT petite. There are things about my body that I’m working on changing. But these images…
I love them. I believe in the power of photography.
So I did the other thing.
I posted all of them on Facebook for all the world to see.
I didn’t do it because I’m vain. I did it because I wanted all my beautiful sisters to know that it’s okay to love yourself…right where you are today.
I posted those images and then I held my breath.
The response was….
In the first hour I had over TWENTY FIVE women who contacted me about doing their own session. I had three who paid their deposits and sent me their measurements in the first day.
But the other twenty two women… YOUR wife? YOUR girlfriend? The mother of YOUR children?
She said she was going to wait.
She said that you come first.
She said that she was going to see what was left over after everyone else was taken care of.
She said that SHE… isn’t important.
Guys… She WANTS this. She DESERVES this.
And you…can make it happen for her.
Give her this gift that tells her she is beautiful. Tell her how much you appreciate all she does for you and for your family. Give her the pampering and the spotlight and the memories that will last a lifetime.
We’ll take care of everything. Hair, makeup, outfits…it’s all included. If you order before Christmas I’ll even throw in a mani pedi at my favorite salon.
Do it for HER.