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Ashley is a busy mom raising 3 beautiful kids. Like most moms, she’s usually behind the camera. Well, last year she got to experience her very own fun portrait session. We took the time to enjoy the moment and create beautiful photographs for herself and to create memories to share with her children.

The sweetest thing I heard that day was when her daughter Megan lovingly said, “you look beautiful mom.” Today, do something extra nice for yourself without feeling mom guilt!


According to Ashley, learning beauty from a young age was less makeup is more, don't tan your face, hold your stomach in!


I always feel like other women are more poised than me. Their styling, makeup, nails etc I am low maintenance, don't get my nails done, never had a facial, worn false lashes twice for special occasions. I tend to spoil my kids more than worry about me.


"I don't take a lot of photos of myself. I'm usually behind the camera. - Ashley

Ashley is a busy mom raising 3 beautiful kids. Like most moms, she’s usually behind the camera. Well, last week she got to experience her very own fun portrait session. We took the time to enjoy the moment and create beautiful photographs for herself and to create memories to share with her children.

The sweetest thing I heard that day was when her daughter Megan lovingly said, “you look beautiful mom.” Today, do something extra nice for yourself without feeling mom guilt!

Ashley is a busy mom raising 3 beautiful kids. Like most moms, she’s usually behind the camera. Well, last week she got to experience her very own fun portrait session. We took the time to enjoy the moment and create beautiful photographs for herself and to create memories to share with her children.

The sweetest thing I heard that day was when her daughter Megan lovingly said, “you look beautiful mom.” Today, do something extra nice for yourself without feeling mom guilt!


Monique is one of the nicest person I had the pleasure of working with last year. Her personality is as beautiful as her smile is. PLEASE PLEASE STAY AND READ TOWARD THE END OF THIS BLOG.


"One day I will not be here for my 2 beautiful daughters and the majority of the time I am not in the pictures because I am behind the camera. I would love for them to have pictures of their mommy to cherish."


INTERVIEW WITH MONIQUE


Is there any advice you would like to share with others who struggle to see their own beauty?


Beauty is not always on the outside. Beauty can be the person you are & how you make others feel!


Tell me your story!


I am 33 years old and I have 2 young daughters and a son if still alive who would be 12. After my ex husband left me after my son died for another woman he told me I was damaged goods, therefore I have struggled with self esteem issues. My weight has recently gone up due to an injury I sustained from a student. I am getting married in October 2019 to a wonderful man and I really would love to feel beautiful in my own skin. He tells me I am beautiful but I keep hearing my ex's comment over and over.


A SIMPLE MESSAGE FROM JORGE WHO WAS MONIQUE'S FIANCE NOW HER OTHER HALF.


What do you like most about Monique? What makes her unique and special? “Oh my goodness where to begin. Monique is the strongest woman I have ever met, she has gone through a lot in her life but none of it has stopped her from reaching her goals. On the contrary she uses her experiences to do something that is truly unique in cases like hers, she helps others. She has an amazing heart that loves, she looks good opportunities to make this world a better place, one person at a time. And now she is going beyond just giving out "blessing bags" to the homeless she educated herself to provide hope to families going through what she did. She is an amazing mother! There is nothing she wouldn't do for her 3 kids, she always makes sure they know they are loved no matter what. She is raising two beautiful girls that will one day change this world because of the love, influence, and guidance she provides.

And then there's me. She loves me in a way I could have never imagined. A love that some people may never know. I feel humbled, honored, and at times unworthy of it. But I am truly grateful that she does love me.

What I love most about Monique is who she is, she is the most beautiful person I have ever known.

What makes her unique is the way she loves, she truly is my everything!” -Jorge A.

FILLED IN: THIS IS ME

Have you ever struggled with the idea of conventional beauty?


Yes very much. Society has warped the idea of what true beauty is. So yes I have been skinny and heavy and felt not beautiful because either I’m to skinny or to big never a medium.

You are looking for women between the ages of 30-40 but I am 45 but would love to be considered for this opportunity. I have struggled with true beauty for most of my life but I am learning beauty isn’t just physical. It’s also your soul, heart, personality and how you show your beauty to the world. I am a mother of four children, 22, 20, 15, and 13. I was married for 21 years and now am divorced for 3. Going through that made me have to look into myself to see what was wrong I had to learn to build myself up that things went wrong but that doesn’t mean I am a bad person or an ugly person. I am still learning to love myself and learning to accept my flaws and my strengths. I have learned I am much stronger then I ever thought I was. This year 2019 I purchase my forever home all by myself. It’s been a long road to show myself that I can do whatever I put my mind too but I’m getting better at that each and everyday. I have been through the darkness and now I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. True beauty comes from within and we all just have to dig deep and find it within ourselves. That is what I’m learning through this process of loving ones self.


Is there any advice you would like to share with others who struggle to see their own beauty?

Dig deep. Find one thing that makes you unique. Look in the mirror and tell yourself everyday that one thing that makes you unique and walk out in the world with confidence because there is only one you and you are one of a kind. -Robin R.

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