Hi there! That's me. In my underwear. With my daughter Ruby Jean. You're probably wondering why in the world I'd put a portrait of me in my underpants on my website. Fair enough. Let me rewind a second to explain myself. Back in November of 2016 I participated in something called the 4th Trimester Bodies Project. According to their website it's a movement dedicated to educating, embracing and empowering women through photographs and story telling. The experience was unforgettable for me. I was able to tell my story, be heard, and even face my fears of letting it all hang out for the world to see. Embracing my body, my journey, and my story is still a work in progress for me, but this experience was a huge jumping off point for me to tackle some serious body image battles I've been facing since I can remember.
I started thinking, I wish I could have done this sooner. I wish that I had felt that rush of self love and acceptance in third grade instead of starting my first diet. Then I realized, I can give this experience to young people now. they don't have to wait until their in their mid thirties to start, they can start now, and I can help.
I want your child's experience with me to be amazing. I want them to feel as important as I did that day, holding my daughter that I grew in my belly, and feel proud of their accomplishments, their "flaws", and most importantly proud of themselves. What stories do they have to share? What about them can we celebrate? You know they're amazing, and I want to make sure they know that too! I cannot wait to meet them, and you, and start growing together.
[FANCY PANTS ALERT: Deanna Seymour is an award winning photographer. She studied Art Education and Photography at Virginia Commonwealth University. As an art educator she won numerous grants to further her students art education as well as mentoring programs. She is extremely proud to say that Wild Design Photography was voted the #1 Family Photographer in Style Weekly's 2016 Family Favorites Issue. Finally, she's no good at bragging about herself, so she'll wrap it up here.]