With all the filters and skin-perfecting apps available at the touch of a button, the option to edit out our imperfections is all too irresistible, so we can completely empathise with this woman who had the idea to create a 'flawless' photoshoot as a gift for her hubby.
The wife and mother in her 40s approached photographer Victoria Caroline Haltom to book a sexy shoot but insisted she wanted the images to be heavily photoshopped. She said she wanted to "see something different." Different, meaning nothing like her true self.
Haltom agreed to do the photoshoot but shortly after received an email from her client's spouse. But rather than thanking her for making his wife look perfect, he left this heartwarming response:
"I have been with my wife since we were 18 years old, and we have two beautiful children together. We have had many ups and downs over the years, and… I KNOW that my wife did these pictures for me to ‘spice things up.’ She sometimes complains that I must not find her attractive, that she wouldn’t blame me if I ever found someone younger."
And then he wrote this...
"When I opened the album that she gave to me, my heart sank. These pictures… while they are beautiful… are not my wife. You made every one of her ‘flaws’ disappear… and while I’m sure this is exactly what she asked you to do, it took away everything that makes up our life. When you took away her stretch marks, you took away the documentation of my children. When you took away her wrinkles, you took away over two decades of our laughter, and our worries. When you took away her cellulite, you took away her love of baking and all the goodies we have eaten over the years."
In the end he thanked the photographer saying, "I am not telling you all of this to make you feel horrible, you’re just doing your job and I get that. I am actually writing you to thank you. Seeing these images made me realize [sic] that I honestly do not tell my wife enough how much I LOVE her and adore her just as she is."
Isn't he just the dream!? Maybe we all need to learn to work on our self-love a little more.
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