This is Samantha.
Samantha is beautiful.
Samantha and I met on a website called DeviantArt twelve years ago.
Samantha and I collaborated on our first shoot nearly four years ago.
Samantha recently left her life behind in Florida for a new one in Colorado.
Samantha spent the last year shedding 80 pounds like a fucking badass.
Lucky for me, Samantha doesn't mind meeting me in the middle of nowhere in rural Colorado to create some beautiful photographs.
This is Samantha, an ex-ballerina and "more like deer than human being."
Thank you for your passion, your grace, your confidence, your boldness, your femininity, your sense of humor, your courage and fearlessness, your dedication, and the blinding beauty radiating from you. I edited one photo for every pound you lost (and have posted my favorites here)! I hope you feel as beautiful as you look in these photos.