Remember Lyndsi’s beYOUtiful statement? “I am beautiful because my stretch marks are my medal of honor”
Having just had a baby myself, I (Cristi) could relate to what she said completely. We had a few entries about stretch marks, actually. (Apparently a lot of us women feel passionately about them!) But Lyndsi’s really resonated with me. When she was chosen as one of the 15 finalists, we never could have dreamed that her photo shoot would turn into something as magnificent and special as it did! It turns out that Lyndsi is a very talented singer/songwriter (check out her Facebook music page HERE) and her shoot showcased her talented and artistic side.
She sang to us while playing songs on the piano (one of them even brought Jessi to tears!). She serenaded us while playing the guitar. She sat by a window and did a little songwriting.
She also had her baby Owen with her and before she left, we snapped some shots of the two of them together, since her statement did have a little bit to do with him.
And finally, you can see in some of the shots that my little 2 year old Leo followed Lyndsi around like a puppy dog. He LOVES music. He wanted her to play the ABC’s on her guitar. Once she did (Side note: it was probably my favorite rendition of the ABC’s ever. Lyndsi – you need to make a recording of it. Side note finished.), he was mesmerized and Lyndsi had a true fan in Leo! Leo also was mommy’s photography assistant and when I was taking pictures of Lyndsi and baby Owen, he would say, “Owen! Smile! Owen! Owen! Smiiiiiile!” He’s a great helper! (I’m really grateful Jessi snapped those shots!)
Jessi and I truly LOVED shooting Lyndsi and her beYOUtiful, artistic, creative, talented self. We hope you enjoy looking through the photos as much as we enjoyed taking them!