We love the positive response that has come from a recent bridal session with one of our BSB Vendor, Sandra Chile. Her heart to challenge the status quo, giving back and empower others around her can not be measured by words alone! She had this idea to bring awareness to all forms of beauty and came to the vision for this magical bridal session, with Vida Mechelle. Since she initially shared this shoot, it has been featured on over 4 publications, across the globe, including Huffington Post! BSB couldn’t be prouder of you Sandra! Here is what she had to share:
‘In a society lead by fitness maniacs, diet pills and shakes, plastic surgery obsessions, and extensive emphasis on corrective makeup (hello contouring) ; we have been told that the value of each individual relies strictly on the looks, with absurd standards imposed by an unrealistic media.’
‘As a wedding photographer, I am always faced with the need to digitally “perfect” the human body. A body that is already perfect in its nature.
I am one of the very few photographers who does not offer retouching services, not because I can’t, but because I believe what makes people pretty is who they are, and how they embrace candid life (not how smooth their skin is, how white their teeth can be, nor how many stretch marks they “don’t” have).’
‘Since she was 8 years young, Megan has suffered from Alopecia Areata Universalis, a condition that affects her along with 6.6 million Americans, which makes her hairless.
However, Megan is beautiful, and she has tried since a young age to open the door to the modeling industry, an industry that has the door only halfway open to her.’
‘Until the day I photographed Megan, she had never posed without her wig, but the beautiful dresses and accessories of Kata Banko Couture, the amazing flowers of Sapphire & Lace and the support and talent of Mashaida Tran from Anywhere and Somewhere Photography convinced Megan to embrace her beauty “boldly”, and to scream out to a world that sees hair as a beauty statement, that ANYONE can be gorgeous!’
‘It was a special and memorable day. Not because it was the hotest day of the year, nor because it rained or stormed on us. It was a memorable day because this beautiful lady decided, for the first time ever, to put her insecurities aside and become vulnerable in front of my camera. She is one of the 6.6 million Americans that live with Alopecia, a condition that makes her bald.’
‘And I would like to personally dedicate these pictures to all the girls struggling with their image. Whether it is weight, height, acne, skin, hair or anything else: You are beautifully perfect!’
| Dress: Kata Banko Couture
| Model: Vida Mechelle | Headpiece crown: Anywhere and Somewhere Photography
| Florist: Sapphire & Lace