I previously mentioned starting a Self-Love Portrait series to replace my normal Self-Love Saturday posts and earlier this morning I decided that today is the day! In keeping with the spirit of fully accepting myself, these pictures will never be edited to change anything about my appearance. Being a photographer, I do love the idea of taking creative pictures that capture my personality as well as my physical appearance but, when it comes to getting creative with photoshop, that will only be exercised in other elements of the portrait.
This first self portrait was taken in my office using a white bed sheet as a backdrop. I used photoshop afterwards to smooth out the sheet. I set my camera up on a tripod and set up the shot before setting the timer and jumping in front of the frame.
If you would like to join me in my quest to use self-portraits to exercise and celebrate self-love, post your own self portrait on Saturday and use the hashtag #CharismaticSelfLove.