Victoria Caroline has been shooting boudoir photography for a long time.
She recently posted on Facebook about a mistake she had made earlier in her career.
She said that she was shooting a woman in her mid-40s.
The woman had requested that all of her cellulite and stretch marks be Photoshopped out of the photos.
When the husband saw the photos, he was stunned.
He wrote Caroline a letter explaining his disappointment.
The note read, “I am [the woman’s] husband.”
“I am writing to you because I recently received an album containing images you took of my wife.”
“I don’t want you to think that I am in any way upset with you….but I have some food for thought that I would like to pass on to you.”
“I have been with my wife since we were 18 years old, and we have two beautiful children together.”
“We have had many ups and downs over the years, and I think…well, actually I KNOW that my wife did these pictures for me to ‘spice things up.'”
“These pictures…while they are beautiful and you are clearly a very talented photographer….they are not my wife.”
“Seeing these images made me realize that I honestly do not tell my wife enough how much I LOVE her and adore her just as she is.”
“She hears it so seldom, that she actually thought these Photoshopped images are what I wanted and needed her to look like.”
“I have to do better, and for the rest of my days I am going to celebrate her in all her imperfectness.”
“Thanks for the reminder.”
The photographer ended the post by saying, “Ladies, I can Photoshop just about anything.”
“But I encourage you to think twice about how much ‘altering’ we do. Our loved ones cherish and adore us just as we are.” What a great reminder!