A boudoir photographer has taken to Facebook to spread the message and importance of beauty sans photoshopping and airbrushing. Victoria Haltom of Victoria Caroline Boudoir from Texas, is spreading the message of a husband who wrote to her after receiving boudoir pictures of his wife, which were digitally altered.

Victoria says that many of her clients want to hide their ‘flaws’ and want their pictures retouched. A couple of years ago a 40-something woman asked Victoria to take her pictures and retouch them so that she would look flawless. She wanted to “spice things up” in her marriage.

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“She came to me, looked me straight in the eyes, and said, ‘I want you to photoshop all of my cellulite, all of my angry red stretch marks, all of my fat, and all of my wrinkles….just make it go away. I want to feel gorgeous just once,’” read Haltom’s post on Facebook.

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She did as was asked. But a few days later she received a mail from the husband who said that even though the pictures were lovely, the woman in the pictures was not truly his wife:

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He ended up thanking Victoria and saying that he probably should compliment his wife more than he does:

But as Victoria mentioned, this incident occurred a few years ago. So, why bring it up now? Recently a client called up Victoria in tears because she had prepared so much for the shoot and was worried that her husband would think that she was ‘gross’. She remembered the message, took permission of the husband and posted in on Facebook.

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She also ended the post by saying that “Our loved ones cherish and adore us just as we are.”

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Posted by Victoria Caroline Boudoir on Monday, October 12, 2015

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