Because You’re Beautiful

It’s humorous for me to look back on that time when I was only 3 months along in  pregnancy and seriously thought that I was getting large!  Ha!  Months later, I’m now carrying SEVERAL more pounds and definitely LOOK pregnant!

Even though I look much heavier now (yep!) I still feel the same as I did then about the need we have to embrace who we are and also what we look like in whatever stage of life we are in.  I look at my pre-pregnancy pictures now and gasp “I was SOOOOO Skinny!”  Of course, I wasn’t skinny by the world’s terms, but now that I’m a good several thousand pounds heavier I sure feel that way!

But more than anything I strongly believe that the beauty that we feel and perceive in others is in large majority determined by what is inside.  The most beautiful people that I know likely wouldn’t grace the cover of Vogue at all, but who they are makes them absolutely stunning.

Some of you may remember my “Because You’re Beautiful” blog post a few months ago, and most especially the “Because You’re Beautiful” Contest! My contest invited blog readers to nominate the beautiful people in their life (including themselves).  It was seriously humbling to read about the incredible people that we have amongst us!  I was baffled at how to choose a winner, when clearly everyone deserved to be recognized.  Hooray for random drawings!

Andrea was the winner drawn for the contest, and I had the absolute pleasure and delightful time getting together with her a few weeks ago.  She opted to have her complimentary session ON THE SAME DAY SHE RAN A MARATHON!!!!

When trying to choose a time I suggested “immediately after the marathon” would be best, but she politely declined!

Andrea completely embodies beauty in every aspect. She’s obviously gorgeous, but you can see the light in her eyes, the contagious smile and seriously, if you could hear her laugh, its like music!  She’s so gracious, complimentary, optimistic and an absolute delight to be around.  For a lovely glimpse of what is inside her heart, read her nomination for the contest!

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Brooke Snow is a Lifestyle photographer in Cache Valley, Utah.  Brooke specializes as a Utah Senior photographer, Logan Senior photographer, Utah Family Photographer, Logan Family Photographer, Logan childrens photographer , Utah Childrens Photographer and is a photography teacher who enjoys teaching private photography lessons as well as monthly photography classes in Logan, Utah.

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