Thursday, November 19, 2009

Life Story: Sara's Journey

So many stories to tell! I love bringing you something a little different. I have known Sara since we were little girls, growing up together in the same church. Like I have done in a few other posts, I felt it was best for Sara to tell you all what brought about this beautiful shoot in downtown Raleigh and with her great love...

Sara writes:
"I knew this may not be the usual kind of shoot, but I had several reasons for wanting to go ahead with it. I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it, just for me, and I wanted some pictures to help me celebrate how far I've come. Until recently, I wasn't able to be comfortable in my own skin. I avoided any picture I could, and held myself back from things and events because of that. It was awful and confining and ridiculous. It took me a long time to let go of those insecure layers and begin to embrace what makes me unique. I think I will always have things I'm unsure about, but who I am is no longer one of them. This photo shoot was incredibly liberating, an amazing experience, and I am so glad that I had the courage to face my fear."

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Kathryn said...

Love them! :-)

Paola and Wes said...

Beautiful! Absolutely LOVE, LOVE the ones with the horses!

Smitha said...

You look beautiful!!! Love all of them, especially the black and white ones :D

michelle efird said...

i love these ashley! sara is beautiful!

Emily Dunkle said...

Whoa... Sara is so gorgeous. But then again, she always has been!!! Beautiful photos!!

KiMMiE said...

awesome pics. sara, i agree..beautiful!! :)

Lauren (Durr) Whitaker said...

Stellar, Ashley!

Beth said...

Wow. I love you Sara and Ashley. Gorgeous.

angela said...

this is just too much. i am wowed. i can't believe i lived with such a beautiful lady.

Dana Ruey said...

Sara, I've ALWAYS thought you were beautiful....however, in these photos, you really let others see that too. You look amazing. Miss and love you always.