I had taken this self portrait about a year or so ago...In a way, this photo has a lot of meaning to me. I had been a very overweight girl my entire life....I had lost the weight after I graduated highschool, and kept it off until I had become pregnant. It was a struggle to watch myself gain weight again, and then having to shed the baby pounds despite working out and leading a healthy pregnancy.
I did eventually lose the baby pounds, however confidence was a big issue. Taking this photo was somewhat of a monumental thing....It was my way of accepting myself, gaining confidence and enjoying the gift I had been blessed with....motherhood.