Barking Beautiful Project - Christina | Orrville Pet Photography
"Beauty to me is more about spirit and overall vibe from someone or something instead of just looks. About three years ago I started having allergic reactions and autoimmune disease issues that have left my skin unable to tolerate makeup and I also suffer from thyroid issues that have made my hair thin. Before this I loved to do my hair and makeup and that's what made me feel beautiful. Beauty is not skin deep and means to me to look deeper and find what makes someone's spirit shine through." - Christina
When I read Christina's story, it resonated with me on a very personal level. I know exactly what it feels like to not be able to wear makeup (Hello, makeup allergy), as well as having hormone issues and dealing with things like thinning hair. Our hair is one thing that defines us as women, a lot of beauty and self-esteem is based on the way our hair is looking on any given day. To feel like it's being taken away from you can be soul-crushing. Christina's wit and positive outlook won me over, and the moment I met her and her fiance (now husband) Travis I felt like I had met a kindred spirit.
Hilarious, irreverent, and kind - Christina was definitely my tribe. She shares a special bond with her senior dog, Tido , a yorkie-dachshund mix that at 14 years of age has no shortage of feisty spunk. I fell in love with him immediately.
Tido absolutely loved "The Cutest Little Gray Couch in the World", and cheekily refused to relinquish his seat at the end of the session. That is Tido for you, he knows what he wants and he isn't afraid to claim it - a dog after my own heart.
Thank you Christina, Travis, Tido & Thor - for inviting me into your home and your lives. I am thankful to have met you and the boys, and I am so glad you were my first session of the project! ♥