When Debi first asked me to team up with her for the Body Love CLE event she was working on, I immediately said yes. To be honest, I wasn't fully certain what this was all about, but I knew if she was hosting, it was bound to be amazing. She had a vision to empower women to find confidence within their own skin at any given moment, and that was certainly a message I could get behind.
Fast forward a few breaths to the realization that I just said yes to not only photographing an event but also speaking at said event and, let's just say I had to work on my own inner confidence a bit. I actually put the fact that I would be speaking into the back of my mind for a while as I wasn't really sure what I would actually talk about. Alas, Debi being Debi, had full faith in me, and somehow her confidence in and of itself is pretty much what got me through. But I digress.
This event was, hands down, an absolute turning point for me on so many levels. I was forced to face my fear of public speaking, I was given the opportunity to document an event I was so incredibly proud of, and photograph one of the most epic groups of women I have ever met. I say this with the utmost sincerity, I could not imagine a better group of women to launch the Body Love CLE series with.
Debi led, literally, the most empowering yoga class I have ever witnessed - and probably one of the hardest! There was sweat, there was laughter, there was dancing, and an overall lightness in the room. She killed it and I could not be any more proud of her than I was that day.
As if that wasn't enough, Laura Payne, of Lo Down Living, led a beautiful group discussion, followed by Athleta popping by with a whole rack of their latest swimwear for everyone to try - and let me tell you, these women rocked these bathing suites like nobody's business!
Anyway, this was a long intro to a long photo series, so thanks for sticking with me!
We just launched the date for our SECOND event: Body Love CLE Brunch, which will be held at the Harness Cycles Lofts in Ohio City. There is limited space, so grab your spot today by clicking HERE!!!
Details for BODY LOVE CLE: BRUNCH!
Harness Cycle Lofts
2905 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
Date & Time
Sun, September 23, 2018
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Hope to see you there!!!