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  1. Jolyse Barnett
    August 8, 2012 @ 6:12 am

    You’ll be fine. You are beautiful, inside and out. Have fun with it. 🙂

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  2. Kilian Metcalf
    August 8, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    I hate having my photo taking under ordinary circumstances, but I would pose nude. I love being naked, especially in the outdoors. I visited a clothing-optional spa in the Sierra Nevadas once and loved the experience. I’ll be there again later this month. Everyone is beautiful, and underneath it all, it’s just skin after all.

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      August 9, 2012 @ 9:56 am

      I am not very photogenic you have to do the two rolls of film to get one good shot with me usually.

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  3. mystudentstruggles
    August 8, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    You’re braver than I am 🙂

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  4. elainecharton
    August 8, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    You do not have to worry, you are beautiful. Take a deep breath make the appointment and have the Ben and Jerry with you the day of the shoot.:)
    I am sure it will be lovely.

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  5. charismaloy
    August 8, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    Alica, my father was an artist and specialized in nudes, both on canvas and on film. The most beautiful work he ever did was not of some skinny little pre-pregnancy model. the two that stand out the most in my life showed true beauty. One was a woman reclining on a couch, showing that, she too, had been lucky enough to have the opportunity to sit a little too long with a carton of ice cream. She posed unapologetically, knowing the extra fluff just made her a real woman. The other was an old woman, past 80. Her skin hung in deep wrinkles, her body showed the scars that come with a life fully lived. Again, she was real.
    Alica, YOU are a real woman, and you are lovely. Pose with pride that the Barbie doll mentality never changed your body, and in doing so, shake loose the last of it’t hold on your psyche. You earned those stretch marks and you have two beautiful children to show for it.
    Make the appointment. Make sure it’s on a day off and the kids are off somewhere. Light scented candles, fill a bubble bath, and spoil yourself before you go to meet your friend. Show the true beauty that is you.

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      August 9, 2012 @ 9:58 am

      I agree Charis some of the most amazingly beautiful photos I have seen have been of people marked by their lives. I love the honestly and strength of those photos. I feel inspired now! *hugs*

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  6. Kim
    August 8, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

    Do it! Do it! You are so beautiful Alica. I can see her doing something with your gorgeous red hair blowing and some light drapery. It would be exquisite. I would love to see it.

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      August 9, 2012 @ 9:58 am

      Thank you Kim- are you going to be photographed too? I’m feeling excited about it now.

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  7. Amylynn Bright
    August 8, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    Oh, pumpkin. You are so much braver than me! I’d have never even considered it. Here’s to hoping you’re brave enough to do it.

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      August 9, 2012 @ 9:59 am

      *hugs* Thanks Amy I’ll keep my fingers crossed that I actually go through with it.

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  8. Shannon Esposito
    August 9, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    This sounds like an amazing project. There’s a pic going around of a gorgeous woman with stretch marks and it says something like “these are your tiger stripes and you’ve earned them”. We really do need to concentrate more on what we have done with our bodies than the shape of them. I say go for it!! Who knows, you may even learn something about yourself from it and that’s what life is all about!

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      August 15, 2012 @ 8:01 am

      I’ve seen that one! It would be great if I looked that good in the photo- thanks for your support Shannon!

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  9. Rachel Funk Heller
    August 9, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    Oh Alica, just wear a kilt…. seriously, I did a nude photo shoot way back in the day with a photographer who did work in black and white. It actually is a very freeing experience when you realize, “meh, it’s just me.” Enjoy yourself, dearie. Oh, and please post the results!

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