Victoria Caroline Haltom was hired to photograph a woman for a bedchamber shoot to spice things up with her husband. The woman was a curvy size 18. After the shoot, the woman asked Victoria to do some heavy Photoshopping to erase all the flaws on her body.
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The photographer listened to her client’s request and transformed the image into the ideal standard of beauty. After Christmas, Victoria received an e-mail from the woman’s husband, and the words from that e-mail left an impact on her.
Victoria shared the husband’s e-mail on Facebook to help the world know that our standards of beauty are short-sighted. Read the e-mail from the husband below.
A woman from Texas wanted to do a sexy photo shoot to spice things up in her marriage.
Wanting to follow her client’s wishes, Victoria did a lot of editing in the pictures. She removed all flaws-cellulite, wrinkles, stretch marks, etc. Months later, the photographer received an e-mail from the woman’s husband.
The husband wrote,
When I opened the album that she gave to me, my heart sank. These pictures . . . while they are beautiful and you are clearly a very talented photographer . . . they are not my wife. You made every one of her ‘flaws’ disappear . . . and while I’m sure this is exactly what she asked you to do, it took away everything that makes up our life.
When you took away her stretch marks, you took away the documentation of my children. When you took away her wrinkles, you took away over two decades of our laughter and our worries. When you took away her cellulite, you took away her love of baking and all the goodies we have eaten over the years.