In the early days of her photography business, Victoria Caroline Haltom was hired by a woman who wanted a sexy boudoir photo shoot to spice things up with her husband.
"She was a curvy, beautiful size 18," Victoria writes on Facebook in a post dated 13 October.
While Victoria thought the woman looked gorgeous already, the woman asked her to apply heavy Photoshopping on the images to erase all cellulite, stretch marks, blemishes and wrinkles. Victoria heeded her client’s wishes.
"I turned her into the epitome of what every woman dreams of being,” she says. "Christmas rolls around, and she gifts her husband a BEAUTIFUL hand tooled album with about 30 of her images."
However, three days later, Victoria received an unexpected email from the woman’s husband — an email that left a lasting impact on the photographer for months to come.
She said, "This email was 100% real, and I cried like a baby with guilt for at least 6 months after that whenever I read it."
Now, Victoria is sharing the husband’s email on Facebook in the hopes it will help relieve us of our high standards of beauty, reports Little Things.
“I encourage you to think twice about how much ‘altering’ we do,” she says. “Our loved ones cherish and adore us just as we are…I encourage you to embrace YOU just as you are…YOU ARE SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL!!!!”
See the husband's response and wife's pictures from the shoot in Photos 1 to 8 below. The rest show other Photoshopped images.