It's that time of year again! The warm weather (or hot weather here in NC) is here and so is swim suit season! Already I've seen slew of magazines advertising how to get the perfect beach ready body. How do you get a beach ready body? Put on a bathing suit and go to the beach- that easy! You don't need to drop ten pounds (or fifty or a hundred or whatever). Good news! You can go to the beach or pool or sunbathing right now, today! The multibillion dollar beauty industry wants you to believe that you're not young enough, thin though, smooth enough, good enough. But the secret that no one's willing to tell you is that you are perfect just the way you are. Thin, fat, with stretch marks, whatever. You have the right to enjoy yourself and wear whatever the hell you want.
Me? I want to wear a comfortable bikini and I found a great one this year at Lane Bryant. I've been wearing a bikini for the past three summers and it's so freeing. It's my big giant middle finger to The Man. I'm not saying everyone has to wear one- wear whatever you're most comfortable in! As long as you're not feeling restricted to wear something or not wear something just because of your body.
I attended a wonderful beach shoot with EVE (edgy vivacious entertainment) and multiple wonderful photographers. My experience was a little mixed with some photographers obviously not wanting to shoot with me and others who were more than willing. A very very special thanks to Kristen Shadrick who organized the event and made sure that I got the photos I needed and worked with every model to ensure a smooth and fun event. Photos are by Danbwr photos and Ron Scholl Photography. So, without further ado, this year's bikini photos.