Body Positive Photoshoot with Lumos Photography

A while back, I did a photoshoot with the very talented Cleveland area photographer, Jessica Orzechowski of Lumos Photography. I have admired her work for a while, so I was super excited to create art with her. However, I did not realize how therapeutic it would be.
I have been modeling for five years, and in that time, I did a bathtub shoot, but I did not really show my stretch marks or anything much. It was a beautitful shoot, and it gave me confidence. This one I did with Lumos took those priniciples and went further.
Prissy Missy Plus Size Model in Torrid and Lane Bryant
The shot above was not something I planned to do. The Nightmare Before Christmas Cardigan is by Torrid, and the bra and panty set is by Lane Bryant. However, on the spur of the moment, I grabbed the sweater, and we just tried it. I did something that I do not usually do, I put my tummy (stretch marks and all) on display. The image was fabulous. I felt truly gorgeous. I think seeing myself like this was one of those moments to remind myself that every part of me is beautiful.
Prissy Missy Plus Size Model in heels and red tulle
This body has carried 5 babies, three to term. This body went through being hit by a car. This body went through an eating disorder. This body has put up with all the fad diets I tried. This body does not give a fuck anymore to what anyone else thinks. This body is beautiful.
Prissy Missy Plus Size Model on purple sofa
The next time you see self-doubt lurking, stop. Look in the mirror. Really look. Ask yourself what all your body has done for you. Then love it. Just as it is. Right now. No matter what you do, gain or lose, you have one body and it needs your love and support.

We are all Beautiful

13711654_1744215659150319_654968441_o
You may remember Pin Up of the Week¬†Kara Kurves¬†from a few weeks ago. She is super big on body positivity…so much so that she wanted to do something to help the cause!
Kara Kurves says, “I was sitting at home one night watching TV and I just kept getting bombarded by hate and anger. So I decided I wanted to do something positive, something to spread love and happiness. The idea of a calendar popped into my head so I began researching. I decided that I was going to make a donation to the I AM BEAUTIFUL organization. This is a wonderful group that provides educational programs to schools and works tirelessly to to build self-esteem and confidence in young girls as well as grown women.
So with wonderful donations from Michael Bann of Victor Devilbliss and Nicole Zedonek of Making Faces Professional Make Up I was able to set my plan into motion. I put a call out to my pinup family for help. I was able to round up 8 amazing ladies that were willing to help bring this fundraiser to fruition. So I’m proud to present the ‘We are ALL beautiful’ calendar. We are taking Pre-orders now and will have them available for purchase soon.”
13814445_1744212155817336_1259489813_n.jpg
Meet the lovely ladies of the “We are all beautiful” Calendar! These lovely ladies are all on board to promoting that we are all beautiful! Wanna help? Well, they are taking pre-orders for their amazing calendar. Here are the details:
13819432_1744212222483996_611149998_n
I hope that you will support this cause! No matter what size you are, YOU are beautiful!
That’s all from me for now!
Untitled