Man's Response to Wife's 'Perfect' Pics Will Make You Want to Flaunt Your 'Flaws'

man wishes photographer didn't Photoshop wife's imprefectionsIf you're thinking of surprising your partner with some racy bedroom photos taken by a pro, remember, this person knows your body intimately and probably loves it exactly as it is. One man who received boudoir photos of his wife as a gift was actually distraught to see that the photographer had Photoshopped his beloved's imperfections at her request.


Just why was this guy so upset to see his wife's flaws retouched? Because to him they represent the life the couple has shared. Awww. Photographer Victoria Caroline Haltom shared her man's email on Facebook:

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.

OMG, can someone please clone this man? But, seriously, would you ever think a guy would feel that way and then state it so eloquently? It just shows that we're often way too hard on ourselves, and we're also not giving enough credit to our partners. Think about it. If your guy is bald and suddenly gave you a photo of himself with a full head of hair, you'd be like, "Huh?" It's the same thing, really.

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The husband went on to say that seeing these images made him realize he didn't tell his wife often enough that he loves her exactly as she is. He wrote:

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.

This husband's view has had an impact on the photographer, too. Haltom now regards her retouching as "a mistake" and has changed her philosophy on Photoshop. She explained to Mic:

My job isn't to alter clients, it is to encourage them to find beauty in their bodies exactly as they are.

We love that. Appreciating the body you have is a great first step toward finding it absolutely perfect. 


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