In a world where societal expectations often drown out your true voice and individuality, it can be challenging to break free from the mold and embrace your authentic self. For many women with big-hearts like Chandra, this struggle is compounded by the pressure to be people-pleasers, always putting the needs and desires of others before their own.
It’s a cycle that can leave you feeling lost, insecure, and disconnected from your true inner strength and beauty.
Are we enough, in looks, in success, as mothers? Why do we care what others think of us? What has to happen in life that makes us step back and see the bigger picture?
What has to happen in life that makes us step back and see the bigger picture that other people’s perception is irrelevant? Age? Traumatic event? Failure? Regardless of what it takes to get you to that point, GET THERE! You are worthy of your own self love because at the end of the day, if you don’t love yourself, how can you expect others to love you?
The Turning Point
Chandra, a 44 year old West Virginian wife & mother of 4, was thrilled to have me photograph and to help celebrate her new-found journey towards self-love and confidence. Something which had been on hold as she managed the world around her. Free from external expectation – she was ready to feel sexy, free and beautiful in her body – unapologetically.
Her depth & curiosity sparked many conversations about life, art, and the meaning of letting go & just being yourself. She had done the hardest part by choosing a life inward in a world that did not make it easy.
Chandra, a die-hard season ticket holder to WV Mountaineers football must have taught her how to tackle her obstacles because when she arrived – she was ready to win!
From a sexy see-through body suit, to a light-blue unbotton shirt and Cowboy hat, to of course – an autographed helmet of her gold and blue – this beautiful woman lit up the room!
Seeing yourself in a confident space, owning YOUR beauty and having it all captured through Benizo’s raw lens, really opens your eyes to who you truly are.
When I asked her where her confidence had come from she mentioned it was our conversations leading up to the shoot. She had already been prepared and confident to shoot through anything. She said…
You exuded my inner soul in these shots and when I saw myself through your camera I said to myself – Wow, that is YOU! This gave me the confidence I needed going forward. You captured my beauty and strength and helped me see myself the light I knew was there.
Having a pleasant, loving, and healthy relationship with yourself often means breaking the mold, with society, family, and friends. Learning to care about your thoughts, what makes you happy, will also prevent you from falling into the trap of being sucked into fake-relationships that are quick to heal you from all pain and worry and make you feel belonged.
Your Benizo session is your safe space to express yourself from external pressure, and allows you to picture your inner queen.
All the challenges you have faced aren't barriers - they're fuel & inspiration to your inner self.
You don’t have to please anyone but yourself!! Let your heart shine, your eyes light up with fire and get it all captured by Ben’s lens. He will capture your soul, to its core. And when YOU see it, a new life will be given breath afterwards.
Your Benizo Photoshoot is your safe space to express yourself freely from external expectations for self-discovery and growth.
Having a pleasant, loving, and healthy relationship with yourself often means breaking the mold, with society, family, and friends. Learning to care about your thoughts, what makes you happy, will also prevent you from falling into the trap of being sucked into fake-relationships that are quick to heal you from all pain and worry and make you feel belonged. Instead use your insecurities and fears to build a stair case to a heightened sense of self-love & admiration. I know you got this! Because I can picture it!