This marathon was honestly so incredible. I wanted the theme of the marathon to be "treat yourself". It's not often that we as women take a moment to not only relax and spoil ourselves, but to appreciate these bodies that carry us through our messy, chaotic, beautiful lives. Every single girl that came to this marathon were incredibly kind and all of them so different from the next. The Azuridge Hotel was easily the nicest hotel I have ever been to and I couldn't have picked a better backdrop for these girls to "treat themselves" at. Here are some of my very favorite shots from the weekend.
Also a huge shout out to my partner in crime/great friend Kristen Andruckow who is behind the hair and makeup for every one of these girls. She is incredibly gifted and so easy to talk to and feel comfortable around. Since my girls start their session with her to get prettied up it's so important for her to put them at ease, and she does it effortlessly. If you need anything done from hair and makeup to body sugaring, she's your girl. Feel free to check her out on her instagram.
Another big thank you to all of the local small businesses who contributed to the gift bag provided for each of the girls. We had glittery pop sockets from Lulumae Co, gorgeous clay earrings from K.Eleven Designs, incredible vegan cheese from Flora Fromage, natural essential oil perfume rollers from Kaylee Keays and a body scrub from Simply Polished. If you are looking to support local, these companies are all run by some serious boss babes and I can't recommend them enough.
Thank you so much to everyone who shared my posts advertising the shoot, to all of my girls who came out and trusted me to make them feel empowered and to Azuridge for being as kind and accommodating as it is beautiful.