I’m excited to introduce Victoria, our eigth xoBeautiful project reveal. Victoria was photographed at one of the most gorgeous Door County Wedding venues.
Victorias’s Story in her words why she wanted to be involved in the xoBeautiful project:
I honestly never thought I would be chosen! In reality my application was a test to myself, and challenge to grow in confidence; constantly fluctuating in weight this give me a goal to adhere to and strive for. Also, being of a curvier size it has taken years for me to become comfortable, accepting of my body. It seems as thought this should not be the norm, but it unfortunately tends to be. There have been periods of my life where I have had an unhealthy relationship with food, and period I have eaten everything in sight! At 26,I finally feel comfortable in my own skin, I am happy to work out and be healthy but still enjoy food. I think it is awesome that you are wanting to showcase different sizes and styles of women. Not going to lie, I am freaking out a little bit- but also extremely excited!! I am a cosmetologist and tattoo shop manager (as well as offering permanent cosmetics) so any chance to be creative, or help someone else achieve their creative vision is something I am super passionate about! I just cannot wait to see what you come up with and all the different beautiful women you showcase.
As you may remember from my first post, I mentioned that I had loved ones fill out a fun survey about each lady. Victoria’s grandmother filled this one out for her.
Describe her in 4 words or less: Vibrant, loving,intelligent with a beauty all packaged into herself.
Why do you feel she needs this day to feel beautiful and be a model for the day? Because she deserves it. She is always making everyone else beautiful so it would be great if she had her day as well.
When were you most proud of her? Each & every day she is a joy. When she went to beautician college & kept testing all on her own was one of the proud moments.
Does she have any hidden talents/funny personality traits? She is a hoot! Everyone says she brings life to the party. She is gifted with applying make up. She’s a good cook.
What makes her special? Her whole oura. Her personality & always helping others to include going to Cambodia to help there.
What do you wish for her in life? Love, Happiness , Health, A Spiritual Relationship with God & of course good fortune.
What is her dream job? Owning her own Beauty Salon.
Does she have any nicknames? tori, Tortilenni, Daisy, Peanut.
Describe a funny memory or moment about her. When she forgot the marriage certificate at her own wedding.
If she could spend a day with any actor/actress for the day who would it be and why? Pierce Brosnan, because he is awesome, older & wiser!
If she could spend a day with any band/musical artist who would it be and why? Maroon as I think she would like them.
And of course, I wanted to hear details from her wedding day!
My wedding kicked butt! It was June 5th 2011 in Menominee MI, at Little River Country Club. I did basically everything myself; from writing the ceremony, to decorations, to making the top hats for myself and bridesmaids. The ceremony lasted about 20min, and after that we just all got to hang out. My goal was to create a family reunion/ fun get together, where Ben and I just ‘happened’ to get married. I feel like we nailed it- and imagine, it was all before Pinterest!
I will be revealing the story of each of these incredible women over the coming weeks. I invite you to come along on the journey, and find your own xoBeautiful with me.
I absolutely fell in love with this style of session, and will definitely be adding this to my session line up soon.
In the mean time, if you would be interested in taking part in an xoBeautiful session in the future, please fill out the information below – you’ll get an early bird discount! Or maybe you know someone who deserves to sparkle? You can nominate them through this form as well: