Friends! We are bursting at the seams with excitement! Yours Truly Portraiture (Tianna’s boudoir division of this little business) has partnered with Hearts Content Events & Ava Loren Design to host a one-of-a-kind women’s weekend this November. We are lovingly calling this long-time dream come true The Truly Retreat.
At one point or another, we have all felt less than. We have compared our lives to someone else’s that seemed perfect from a distance. We’ve been bogged down with guilt, shame, and insecurities. We’ve believed lies about who we are, even though each of us has been fearfully and wonderfully made.
This retreat is for so many women for so many reasons.
For me (Tianna), when God starting putting this beautiful project on my heart it was because I was realizing that though I feel alone in all the feelings/situations/trials I face as a woman…the truth is you or I SHOULD not be isolated in the struggle.
If you’ve ever looked at us on social media and believed we have it all together THINK AGAIN.
Ladies. This was me 8 years & 125 pounds ago.
I’ve ALWAYS struggled with my weight but from 2008-2012 was me at my heaviest, extremely depressed (despite the smiles I feigned in these photos), and completely wrecked about how I felt and saw myself. We all know how the world defines beauty and what a struggle it can be to fit into that but more and most importantly because during this time in my life I was a wreck. I was unstable emotionally and so I ate to feel better. And ate and ate and ate. And course then because of all of the crap I was eating…I gained weight…and then ate some more to feel better because I hated the way I looked.
It was a hard few years. I am so thankful for my husband Andrew who told me I was beautiful and special and stood by me every single day of this incredibly difficult season even though I know I wasn’t the best to him because I was so consumed in myself. I am SO thankful I was able to get professional help and reclaim not only my health but assurance and acceptance of my body, mind, and heart.
This mindset in loving and caring for myself despite pressures and notions the world puts out is something I have to fight every day to believe. My friend, I want you to know that despite your fears, worries, stresses, your failures, and even your past: YOU ARE ENOUGH and you are beautiful! I want my daughter to believe that. I want YOUR children to believe it too. But I believe it starts with us. And that’s what The Truly Retreat is about. A weekend full of food, fellowship, and photos where we will strive to believe that, together.
The Truly Retreat is a safe and loving space for women of all ages to come together to discover, embrace, and live out unashamed womanhood. By breaking down insecurities, instilling self-confidence, and encouraging one another, we are bringing together a supportive community of women and helping them to flourish. No matter what season of life you are in, this is the retreat for real women you have been waiting for.
Truly Retreat attendees will enjoy catered meals, interactive presentations, breakout discussions, manicures, and a 30-minute MINI Boho Boudoir Session. Through it all, we will focus on empowering you to love yourself—to stop striving and to let go of control, fully embracing the life God has called you to.
Lovely friend, I really hope you will join us for this incredible retreat. Registration is open, and all you need to commit to this weekend of amazingness is a $250 deposit by Nov 5th. Don’t wait!
The Truly Retreat
Real women. Real stories. Real breakthroughs.
P.S. If you have ever worked with Yours Truly Portraiture or Andrew & Tianna, I am extending a special offer to my past clients, because I am confident this will be a transformative and fruitful experience for you! Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get a code for 10% off!