Stripping down to your pants for a photoshoot, for most people, takes guts.
So kudos to Stephanie and Arryn, whose recent boudoir photoshoot has gone viral with its empowering message.
The couple got engaged in February this year and decided to celebrate their love by taking a selection of beautiful and steamy snaps with Bria Terry of Wolf & Rose Photography.
After Terry posted some of the photos on her Facebook page, she was overwhelmed by the response.
The photos now have over 61,000 likes and nearly 84,000 shares.
Many people commented on the couple’s clear chemistry, passion and love, and applauded them for being so confident in their sexy, sultry photos.
The shoot took place in Texas, and Stephanie says the experience really helped boost her confidence.
“I honestly have never felt more attractive,” she told HuffPost.
“I was so nervous to see the final result. I didn’t know what to expect. But when I saw the album, I was shocked. I look so in love and confident. Every person should be able to see themselves in that light. It is really eye-opening.”
She also hopes the photos will help spread the body positive message.
“I remember being in junior high and looking at myself in the mirror, wondering why my stomach wasn’t the way it was ‘supposed’ to be,” she said. Over the years, I’ve come to accept that I am always going to be considered plus-size.
“I push myself out of my comfort zone by wearing clothes that I love but aren’t in society’s mold of what is acceptable for bigger women, like crop tops, tight shirts, shorter dresses and shorts. I walk around with my head high, smiling, and show no shame in myself.”
Stephanie says that Arryn has never made her feel self-conscious about her body.
“To him, it doesn’t matter if I have not washed my hair for a week or shaved my legs in over a month,” she said. “He loves me for who I am, and for who I make him want to become. He has always told me that he doesn’t care how I look, that I’m beautiful regardless.”
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