The Babes of Leah’s Beach Body Get Down
Shayna – @adultingaccurately
I wanted to do this shoot because it took me out of my comfort zone. I’m lucky that I have always had confidence regardless of my weight or look, but after I said yes, I was suddenly struck with fear (and maybe embarrassment), that my no longer size 8 body would be showcased to the world. But then I thought “Fuck it!” What do I have to be embarrassed about? I’m beautiful, confident, smart, successful and not afraid to show it…who cares what size I am, I’m Happy!
And thanks to Leah for being proactive and helping take me to this level, and all she did was ask 🙂
Nikki – @nikki_stylee
I haven’t bought or worn a bathing suit in almost 15 years, and I’m so young! This shoot gave me a confidence I clearly never thought I had, and I hope it helps to encourage others to be brave and beautiful, and to not let ridiculous beauty standards hold them back from enjoying the lives they deserve to live!!
Autumn – @autumn_santor
I decided to do this shoot not only to help my great friend Leah, but because I wanted to help show all ladies of all sizes that we can rock literally any suit! This bathing suit was out of my comfort zone in a few ways, but I didn’t even notice once I was at the beach. We all rocked our suits and had a fabulous time, what could be better?
Colleen – @northeastmntg1rl
I’ve always been lean and athletic so thanks to a relatively healthy diet and a strict exercise routine pregnancy didn’t really change that. I did, however, discover with pregnancy comes a slew of skin problems including face, back and shoulder acne, skin tags and moles in embarrassing places and spider veins on my legs and belly. I wanted to be part of this photoshoot because although it’s easy to scrutinize over every pimple and vein in the mirror when I see pictures of myself all I can think about is that little baby I’m growing who I can’t wait to meet.
I wanted to be apart of this amazing shoot, because it’s so important to remind yourself that you’re gorgeous no matter what size you are. And it’s important to show confidence in yourself, because it teaches everyone around you who could be having self esteem issues that you can be secure no matter what the media tells us. It’s so empowering, especially if you experienced bullying in the past. Body positivity allows you to let go of all that, even bullying from middle school.
Lauren – @makingthemostest
Participating in this photo shoot was a huge step in helping me to overcome my insecurities. Not only was the experience incredibly liberating, but it also gave me the change to try something new and meet some amazing women.
Beach Photo Fun!
Basking in the sun!
All bodies are beach bodies, all bodies are bikini bodies! There is a swimsuit for every single body out there! Explore, discover and have fun!