July 14, 2019
One of the great perks about being a wedding photographer is that I travel a lot for my job. 2019 will see me in California 3 times, and each time is going to be a ton of fun. But this last time will probably be my favorite! It included a poolside vacation, Disneyland, a Pop-up experience, kayaking for the first time, and photographing the wedding of a friend I’ve known for 10 years.
But the best part was spending the whole trip with my husband.
At some point he may have gotten tired of being my Instagram husband. But he never once said so if he did! And he was the most encouraging man on the planet when I needed it.
And I needed it the most when it came time to go swimming. When I met my husband I weighed about 50 pounds less than I do now. And sometimes it’s a number that makes me feel really vulnerable. This trip was one of those times. I couldn’t wear any of the swimsuits I had from last year because they were too little. So to Target we went!
Now as any plus-sized woman knows the choices for swimsuits are not as plentiful for us as they are from non plus-sized women. And that really discouraged me. So a basic black suit it was.
My husband saw that I was discouraged. So he made every effort to re-encourage me. And he encouraged me to share the pictures that he took where I was laughing and having a great time. It might not seem like a lot to share a poolside photo – go to Instagram and there are hundreds of them! But to me it means a lot to have the kind of partner who encourages me in all things – even when they’re hard. So here it goes!