Meet the VIP Ambassadors of Chelsey Luren Portraits - Vancouver Glamour Photography
First off, I want to give a massive thank you to each and every woman who participated in our VIP Ambassador Search.
- Our VIP Ambassadors were chosen based on a number of factors (like social media presence and connection to Chelsey Luren Portraits' brand message).
Without further ado, here are our chosen VIP Ambassadors and a few of their own words:
“I feel like I've watched this dream of yours come together, from leaving Lux and growing on your own. Sounds cheesy but the way in which you promote your business feels so genuine and more like a friend that you're rooting for ,than a typical in-your-face intrusive approach to company advertising.
...Life happened and I found out that I was expecting my son (he'll be here in 6 weeks now!) Unfortunately it's been a rather tough pregnancy and did not feel comfortable enough to do a pregnancy boudoir shoot… I’m glad to see that you've expanded into glamour shoots. Such an exciting new chapter and something I'd love to experience! Besides from my own selfies when I feel that I've done a good job on my makeup, I don't have anything like a glamour shot of myself.”
“I am an entrepreneur and run Letterpress Bakery… I mostly stay out of the lens, and covered in flour. I haven't shared, me, with my audience, or anyone, in quite some time and I feel it is something I am lacking and would really like to do more of…
I moved to Vancouver a year ago from Vancouver Island to grow my business, there wasn't much need for big fancy 3D carved cakes in Courtenay. It's been an amazing, tough and crazy year. I have learned a lot… I also love that your niche is different and you focus so much on boosting confidence and self love! That sounds like something I can get behind!
Especially in the realm of ladies in biz. I think we work so hard on our businesses that we often forget about ourselves. Feeling more confident can have a huge impact on our outlook and the way we represent ourselves and our businesses. Thanks for the consideration”
“…I am 40 years old, have two daughters (17 and 9), I am an avid promoter of healthy lifestyle, including diet. I run two business lines selling womens apparel and hair: www.adornboudoir.ca and www.heavenlylox.com
I would love to be considered for a VIP ambassador with Chelsey Luren. I believe photography should capture the beautiful moments, and the beauty of women at any age. I believe your photography does just that. Your work I could without doubt be a cheerleader for.”
“I came across your work through my connection with Samantha Skelly, and was immediately captivated by your images and your philosophy on body positivity.
I have been overweight since childhood and have struggled with Binge Eating Disorder for most of my life. Along with my eating disorder came destructive self talk and self loathing. I picked apart my body for what I thought were flaws and didn't see the beauty that others told me they saw. While I am by no means in a place where I can say I love every single part of my body, I am on a path to self love and acceptance of worthiness (thanks in large part to Sam and Hungry for Happiness).
I recently wrote an article for a local magazine discussing my body image issues during my pregnancy, and it can be viewed here if you are interested: http://www.stimulimag.ca/plus-sized-pregnant/
After I posted the link to the article on my Facebook page, I received an outpouring of supportive messages. I also had many messages from friends, acquaintances, colleagues, and former students (I teach high school) who were positively impacted by my article. I was so humbled that other women could find comfort in knowing they were not facing their own body image issues alone. And that's why I want to be a VIP Ambassador for Chelsey Luren Portraits.
I know the power of sharing one's story has on others and the healing that can follow. If stepping out of my comfort zone will help other women to see their beauty and worth, then I'm fulfilling a purpose greater than myself. I also know that being an ambassador will help me on my journey to self love and acceptance, and while this feels selfish and self-indulgent to me, I'm learning that there is no such thing as selfish when it comes to loving myself. I'd love to share this message as an ambassador.”
“My name is Parvi and I am a 26 year old paralegal. I would like to be your brand ambassador…The reason I passionately want to be your brand ambassador is not because I want to be a model or anything along those lines, but because I feel very strongly about the message you put out "every woman deserves to feel beautiful”… You photograph women of every age, size, race and make them GLOW! I think there are enough Instagram models doing NOTHING but taking their clothes off and not teaching young women to value their bodies. Self-Confidence is what I'd like to help teach young women and that you can be pretty AND SMART.”
"My name is Tanille Torgerson and… I am a stay at home mom of two amazing kids… I have a [boyfriend] (Jason) who is such a huge help and a great person, he came back in to my life after my kids dad left me pregnant with our daughter after 10 years. I have known Jason since I was 10 and he willingly took on a insecure single mom with a new born and has been there for me every day since…
For the past 6 months I have been dedicated and working very hard to get back down to my pre-pregnancy weight, so far I am down over 20 lbs and am so close to my goal! I am a fun, creative and very social person who is quite active on social media."
I cannot wait to create absolute magic with each of these unique women who are gorgeous from the inside out. As we go along, we will be sharing that magic with each and every one of you!
Congratulations to each of our chosen VIP Ambassadors and to everyone else who applied, you’ve got mail ;)
Thanks to everyone who is here alongside us for this journey.
- XOXO, Chelsey