I am beyond excited to be attending #BML16 at the end of June and even more excited with the fact I have some sponsors for the weekend! This is my second year of attending the event and remember last year how nervous I was, this year I am still nervous but having a sponsor in some way feels like someone believes in my blog so I am a little bit more confident.
So here they are, the amazing companies that are sponsoring me.
First of all I would like to introduce Esteem Visions who are a new genre of portrait photography for ladies with self esteem and body image issues. They recapture and builds self esteem by creating stunning and elegant images of their clients, which are not achieved through computer manipulation.
Esteem Visions is the brain child of Alison Hunt, who at the age of 58 finally took control of a lifestyle, diet and her body shape, Even with her new svelte look, Alison's general opinion of her appearance remained unchanged despite the many compliments that she received from family and friends. Decades of fighting her weight had sadly taken its toll on her self esteem.
All this quickly and dramatically started to change after Alison, reluctantly, agreed to 'model' for her photographer husband Rod, who wanted to test out some new studio lights. Rod, being all too aware of Alison's low opinion of herself, used a combination of clever posing and advanced lighting techniques to flatter his wife's new figure and subtly disguise the most obvious signs of ageing.
Although it took several days before Alison looked at the images that Rod had produced with any real interest, she slowly started to see an image of herself that others had seen for quite a while. This growing eureka moment started to have a profound effect on Alison's self esteem and as her confidence in her looks grew, she started to share and discuss the images with family and friends.
It wasn't long before Alison not only realised how these images were starting to transform what had always been low self esteem, but also that if they had had this effect on her, how many other women and possibly even men with self esteem issues, could it also help.
I was so pleased that they wanted to sponsor me as this is a concept that I feel very strongly about. I think everyone should feel comfortable in themselves and a company like Esteem Visions helps women to do this in a world that is full of computer enhanced photography. It has taken me a while to feel comfortable in myself since my weight lose and had I known they were around a year ago I would have given them a visit.
You can find Esteem Visions on Twitter @EsteemVisions and on Facebook. Also pop over to their website to find out a little bit more.
My second sponsor is Andrea Sexton PR who works to promote businesses related to sports, fashion, and events as well as working with charities. They are the "Queens of the small budget" and they love working with new businesses and on new projects. Their passion is helping their clients become more well known.
Thank you so much to both Esteem Visions and Andrea Sexton PR for sponsoring me at Brit Mums Live 2016, it really means a lot.
* I have been sponsored by Esteem Visions and Andrea Sexton so I can attend BML16. *