Her lips held a smile as she told me the story but i was watching her eyes. I thought, I have been at this crossroad, you can never hide the pain from me. Almost 20 kg lighter since her first training session previous year, Arva, came to me for a personal photoshoot. She wanted to celebrate the new body she had worked so hard for, commemorate the sweat and tears she shed to get to this stage; and as a photographer / friend i was more than honored. She talked casually about the soul crushing moment when a personal trainer had laughed at her weight gain, the pain to hear some one call you in an old photo a “giant”. You see women are so underestimated, I completely agree and believe that there is no force equal to that of a determined woman – and in Arva i find that women, the one who will not give up. That women who will juggle home, a full time job, husband, a daughter and still find time to kick some ass at training. She is that women who will not shy away from hardwork, and show you what a badass she is.
Beautiful family that stood by Arva.
Proud hubby – One of my most favorite moments.
Photography: Biju | Blog: Anu | Hair & Makeup: Laurien Espinosa