A plus-size woman’s steamy boudoir photo shoot with her fiancé has taken the internet by storm, and she has revealed that posing for the topless shots has given her an incredible confidence boost.
Texas couple Stephanie and Arryn, who declined to share their last names, were photographed by Bria Terry of Wolf & Rose Photography last week, and the images quickly went viral after the photographer shared the stunning lakeside images on her Facebook page.
‘I honestly have never felt more attractive,’ Stephanie told HuffPost of the racy shoot. ‘I was so nervous to see the final result. I didn’t know what to expect. But when I saw the album, I was shocked.’
Beautiful: Texas couple Stephanie and Arryn sparked a viral sensation with their beautifully raw boudoir photo shoot, which has been praised by thousands online
Natural: Snapped in a lake near their home, the images show the couple in moments of passion
Worries: Stephanie, who declined to share her last name, admitted that she was anxious about seeing the pictures
She added: ‘I look so in love and confident. Every person should be able to see themselves in that light. It is really eye-opening.’
Some of the sultriest images from the shoot see Stephanie and Arryn sharing a passionate kiss while sitting by the edge of the water.
Stephanie’s legs are wrapped around Arryn’s waist while he rests his arms behind him, and its clear they only have eyes for each other.
The couple also took their undeniable chemistry into the lake, where they kissed and embraced while waist-deep in the water.
The Facebook post revealing the photos has been shared nearly 85,000 times so far, and many commenters admitted that they wished they had the confidence to do something like that.
Surprise! However the plus-size woman admitted that she couldn’t believe how happy she looks in the pictures
Happiness: ‘I look so in love and confident,’ Stephanie said of the images
A special feeling: ‘Every person should be able to see themselves in that light,’ the photo shoot star explained, adding: ‘It is really eye-opening’
‘This makes my heart so happy and gives me hope as a plus size woman that not all men care about what size you are,’ Samantha Shipley wrote.
‘This is so perfect,’ Seana Beluke added. ‘Their love for one another shines so bright that nothing else in the world matters, especially not the opinions of those who would try to bring them down. You did a wonderful job of capturing that connection.’
Stephanie told HuffPost that she used to struggle with body-image, but over the years she has come to terms with the fact that she will always be considered a plus-size woman.
She added that she frequently pushes herself to wear clothes that that she likes but ‘aren’t in society’s mold of what is acceptable for bigger women’, much like she did when she posed for the topless shoot.
Praise: A Facebook post featuring the images was shared more than 85,000 times
Inspirational: Thousands of people spoke out to praise the couple, with one describing the photo shoot as ‘perfect’
Extra special: Stephanie said that her fiancé has always made her feel ‘loved for who I am’
The bride-to-be noted that in their nearly two-year-old long relationship, her fiancé has never once made her feel self-conscious.
‘He loves me for who I am, and for who I make him want to become,’ she said. ‘He has always told me that he doesn’t care how I look, that I’m beautiful regardless.’
Stephanie and Arryn got engaged in February, and they plan on saying ‘I do’ in February 2019.
As for the boudoir shoot, Stephanie recommends that other couples should consider trying it out for themselves.
‘It has brought us closer; made us more intimate,’ Stephanie told Pop Sugar. ‘We have never experienced a scenario of being so vulnerable in front of one another with an eyewitness.
‘It made me appreciate his love for me and made me want to be more loving towards him. When I expressed this, he told me that he felt the same.’