When a mother of three was taking some really flawless, sexy photos, little did she expect the reaction she got from her husband.
The woman in her 40s decided to take the shots to create a book of 30 photographs, which she presented to her husband as a gift for Christmas in order to make him happy.
But the man’s reaction was somewhat funny (or so we thought) after seeing his size 18 wife in a series of provocative shots without the usual blemishes he had known for years.
The cellulite, wrinkles, angry red stretch marks and rolls of fat were all gone and she seemed perfect like some goddess in the photos which took about one and half hours to get.
“I want you to photoshop all of my cellulite, all of my angry red stretch marks, ALL of my fat, and all of my wrinkles… just make it go away. I want to feel gorgeous just ONCE,” the woman had told photographer Victoria Caroline Haltom.
Haltom gave the woman exactly what she asked for.
“I went home, made every last stretch mark disappear, smoothed out every dimple of cellulite, took away every wrinkle. I turned her into the epitome of what every woman dreams of being,” she wrote on Facebook.
However, after seeing the flawless photos, the man from San Antonio, Texas, decided to pen down the letter to the photographer.
Haltomb admitted that the man’s letter to her made her shed some tears and left her feeling guilty for the next six months, although she said she learnt an important lesson to ensure ‘you embrace YOU just as you are’.
The letter read:
I am (blank)’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”.
She sometimes complains that I must not find her attractive, that she wouldn’t blame me if I ever found someone younger.
When I opened the album that she gave to me, my heart sank. These pictures…while they are beautiful and you are clearly a very talented photographer….they are not my wife.
You made every one of her “flaws” disappear…and while I’m sure this is exactly what she asked you to do, it took away everything that makes up our life.
When you took away her stretch marks, you took away the documentation of my children.
When you took away her wrinkles, you took away over two decades of our laughter, and our worries. When you took away her cellulite, you took away her love of baking and all the goodies we have eaten over the years.
I am not telling you all of this to make you feel horrible, you’re just doing your job and I get that. I am actually writing you to thank you.
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.
See some of the flawless photos below. (Click on any image to enlarge).
After the experience, the photographer subsequently shared a rather touching piece on her Facebook wall.