Meet Bri! You are going to love these Bellingham boudoir photos from her CRAVE session! Her CRAVE Boudoir Experience was one of my favorites of 2022. Bri moved to WA in 2010. She started Crossfit and lost 135lbs. She quickly became a local poster child for the local Cross Fit community. It was something that she felt really helped create her identity. She got super involved doing competitions and coaching and loved her life. That all came to a screeching halt in 2017 when she was diagnosed with Achalasia where her esophagus totally stopped working. This diagnosis made it difficult to to exercise. Every time she got exhausted in a workout her esophagus would completely shut down. Eating anything was a constant battle. Now, her body holds on to every calorie. She “gains weight just sleeping” as she will jokingly tell you. Due to her diagnosis and the struggle that it created, Bri slowly gained back the weight.
She lost all connection with the Cross Fit community because she can’t work out the way she used to. She doesn’t identify with the body she is in. She wanted to do this CRAVE empowerment photography session to see that she is still beautiful and have a daily reminder that she is still here and still amazing. While her body may look and feel different, she wanted to recapture that inner strength that she felt when she was rooted in Cross Fit. She wanted to love the skin she was in and I know that we accomplished that in these boudoir photos!
CRAVE is all about showing our clients that, no matter where they are in their journey of life, they deserve to feel just as strong and beautiful as the next person. That feeling exists within us all. CRAVE just helps you realize it!