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Jennifer sent me this sweet portrait shot by Isabelle Marchand.
I LOVE this photo!
I think it really shows her personality. She understands that the smartest thing a girl can put on to look her best is a smile.
Too many of us don't appreciate our smiles.
I remember once, a photographer friend of mine gave me this photo of me that he thought was so great and when I saw it- I felt disgusted: all I saw were crinkles in the corners of my eyes, discoloration in my skin, freckles on my nose, big teeth.
He loved it cuz it was a photo of me *really* smiling.
I hated it because it was an extreme close-up that I felt exposed all my flaws...
and it certainly exposed one serious flaw: my character flaw- my B.I.D. (body image disorder- read more on this nasty guy here)
Don't be afraid to put on a smile- not even in photos-
everybody else loves your smile- trust me!
These two are also by Isabelle Marchand.
This spinning shot is gorgeous- look at her hands!
The long flowing hair I could really have fun with.
You recall that Jennifer is a yogini, right?
This photo below offers PROOF!
This last one was shot by her friend, Anne Campbell.
This shot has fantastic color! I am very partial to vibrant palette.
I think that is a tole that living in Hawaii takes on you. You are surrounded by bright bold colors so often that nothing else feels natural. So this photo has a lot of life to me.
So this is what I have to work with!
Come back tomorrow to see what becomes of all this inspiration.
And remember to leave a comment in answer to Jennifer's question:
WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO DANCE?