Today, I want to talk about body image.

The definition of Body image is the perception that a person has of their physical self and the thoughts and feelings that result from that perception. These feelings can be positive, negative or both, and are influenced by individual and environmental factors.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way. I want you to look at my (UNEDITED)  portrait 👇👇👇👇👇

Now, let me be completely  transparent with you.  When I first saw this picture, i hated it. And I refused to post it. I will  tell you why. I hated it because it point out my imperfections back at me. It reminded me that my 2 pregnancies stretched my stomach to the max in my life. It shows the extra rolls on my side. And it shows the insecurity on my face because that was my focus while taking the picture.

How many of you can relate to the feelings and emotions of seeing a photo of yourself and immediately  wanting to delete it?

Why is that?

Who told you that you were not beautiful with your rolls and stretch marks?

Who are you comparing yourself to?
Why have you been comparing yourself to others?

Who wrote the rules on whats perfect and whats not?

These are the same questions I had to ask my self and come up with answers.  It caused me to do some deep soul searching. I realized those thoughts about myself were not healthy thoughts.  They were self sabotaging and  damaging self thoughts.   I forced myself to look at this picture and point out beautiful things about what I disliked.  I looked at my stretch marks and told myself those of the most beautiful  marks on my body. Those marks was produced so that i could have this 👇👇👇👇

Aaaaaand

My 2 beautiful young gems💎


Then I went to my rolls or love handles. I couldn’t come up with anything lol so I said giiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrl  its probably all kinds of muscle up under there lololol And thats another thing….laugh at yourself from time to time. Stop taking yourself so seriously.   Feeling beautiful  doesn’t start from the outside. It doesn’t start once you lose those extra pounds. NO!! It starts right where you all. Stretch marks with love handles with a side of extra cushion.  Its not in everyone’s genetic makeup to be a size 2, 5, or a 10. Find the beauty in yourself right now then work on the physical improvements.  Whoever you are, I think your imperfections are a beautiful part of you.  Until next time…


My name hov!!! Ohhh!!! H to the ov.. Lol

Ok. Ok. Enough of that before I get hyped and start doing some of my best moves ever..

My name is Tonya Deshawn. I live in Columbus Georgia. Its an hour and a half from Atlanta Georgia. I was raised in Brooklyn New York, Brownsville to be exact. A few years ago, I decided to learn the art of photography. I take that back, I didnt decide, it was decided for me lol ( thanks hubby). My husband decided to buy a camera and hand it to me to take his pictures for a video shoot. At that moment, I had no idea what I was doing but after an hour or so, one would have thought I was a pro by the way I was snapping. Which reminds me to tell you, always be open minded how your gifts and talents introduce themselves to you. Sometimes, it happens in the strangest most unexpected ways. Just be open to try new things. Anyways, I decided to go to photography school for 5 months and become certified in Digital photography because I immediately fell in love with it. I started doing photoshoots and getting really good feedback. In March 2020, I decided to rent a small space and launch my very first photography studio all while shaking in my boots might I add. Lol It was a very proud moment for me because for the 1st time in awhile, I didnt allow fear to discouraged me. If you’d like, feel free to check out my portfolio on my website, FB & IG http://www.tonyadeshawnphotography.com

What kind of photography do I take? Boudoir Photography, Engagements, Headshots, Lifestyle, Business, Party Events, and street photography.

Eventually, I will travel all over, only specializing in Boudoir Photography like this.

Natural hair photoshoot


I’ve always wanted to do a natural hair photoshoot but  never  got around to doing it. As of lately, I have become fond of photography.  I like it because it allows me to be creative and fun.  I’ve also started wearing head wraps and makeup. In fact, I enjoy taking pictures so much, I decided to start doing photoshoots of natural hair women and men as a celebration of our natural beauty. I love to travel too so I figured I could combine the two and enjoy where it takes me.  Here are some of my pictures

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