Nikki is one of the many wonderful humans I have the privilege of knowing from the Virginia Synod youth events. She’s known me since I was a middle schooler as an event participant and is one of my favorite people to talk to while I’m photographing the events these days as staff. She introduces herself as “Mama Nikki” (this is also how she’s entered into my phone) and I truly can’t think of a more accurate way to describe her.
Nikki came to me a while ago with the idea to capture her weight loss journey so she can look back and appreciate her progress. We also most certainly captured how truly beautiful Nikki is anyway. Inside and out. Body positivity and being healthy are both non-negotiable.