Self Love Beauty celebrated another amazing Beautiful Me photo shoot Central Michigan University! Our Beautiful Me Campaign comes from our mission is to ensure women have self-love through feeling confident in their own beauty and feeling empowered one story at a time knowing they are not alone on their journey to reach their full potential. Self Love Beauty’s online Beautiful Me shop opened in the fall of 2016 and has continued to expand its product line. The shop includes a variety of shirts that showcase quotes for women to choose from to wear that best describes themselves.
The purpose of Beautiful Me campaign is done through a photo shoot, to encourage and inspire women of all shapes, sizes and ages to come together to share their journey to self-love and showcase shirts from Self Love Beauty’s Beautiful Me collection.
These women were so fun! I loved getting to know their paths, how they have become confident women or how they are becoming them! During each shoot women have the chance to pick the shirt from our Beautiful Me collection that expresses who they are and why!
Check out what shirts they chose and what the impact it has on them!
“I’m very passionate about jumping into new adventures and through those I have always promised myself to be fearless through it all. – Ashley VanOchten, showing off our Fearless shirt
“You can do anything you put your mind to” – Kaitlen Morningstar who wore our “She Believed She Could So She Did” Shirt
“I’m now a crossfit athlete, was a NPC bikini athlete for two seasons which emphasized an already poor body image. So I’ve done a lot of growing in the self love department related to body image.” – Ashlee Atkinson, who showcased our “Strong is new beautiful” tank top
“I love that it is not just a Bible verse, because I have been a Christian my whole life and that verse means something to me, but also I love that anyone that isn’t religious can still relate to the meaning behind the verse. It’s empowering and poetic at the same time.” – Cori Hanna, who wore our “She is clothed in strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25” tank top
“This is my all time favorite quote. I even have a canvas hanging up in my room with it. I feel that you need to believe in yourself before anyone else can. If you put your mind to it you can do it.” – Alyssa, who wore our “She Believed She Could So She Did” Shirt
“Being a girl in the weight room means you have to be fearless. You can’t let stereotypical gender ideals dictate how to do “health”. I love weightlifting and I have to be fearless in there; I cannot be afraid of judgement from men and I cannot be afraid of their opinions of me. I’ve heard everything from “you look like a man” and “it’s not feminine to lift as much weight as a man”, and if I let it bother me I wouldn’t have become a nationally qualified figure competitor/athlete and I wouldn’t be striving to compete in my first powerlifting competition.” –Lacey Johnson, rocking our Fearless shirt
“Most of my accomplishments come from me believing in myself, and trusting in God’s plan for my life.
People have told me it was impossible for me to graduate college in 3.5 years. They have told me it is impossible to work in California as an entertainment reporter (that that dream is too large to achieve). Irefuse to listen. I believed I could, and I did. I have accomplished every goal I set out to achieve despite hearing other’s people negative energy.” – Chantel Rusher, who wore our “She Believed She Could So She Did” Shirt
“I try to be confident in everything I do and “fearless” really captures this mindset.” – Emily Finn, who modeled our Fearless shirt
“I try and take things each day at a time. There will be days where I dont feel strong and confident but there will be days where I do feel strong, confident, and beautiful. I chose the shirt I did to remind myself that i can overcome anything!” – Monica Bradburn, who showed off our green shirt saying “Confident, Fearless, Empowering”
Check out the CMU Beautiful Me Shoot to see all the amazing self-love stories of each of these women! Shop with us today at www.selflovebeauty.com/shop.