An email sent by a husband to his wife’s bedroom photo photographer quickly went viral.
Victoria Caroline Haltom, the owner of Victoria Caroline Boudoir — a photography company specializing in bedroom shots for couples — posted the email on her Facebook, explaining that the wife requested “an array of touch-ups to cover up what she perceived as physical flaws.” Three days later, the husband received the photos and immediately sent a note her way.
“When I opened the album that she gave to me, my heart sank. These pictures…while they are beautiful and you are clearly a very talented photographer….they are not my wife,” he wrote.
What the husband wrote next had wives across the country applauding him.
“You made every one of her “flaws” disappear…and while I’m sure this is exactly what she asked you to do, it took away everything that makes up our life,” he wrote.
“When you took away her stretch marks, you took away the documentation of my children. When you took away her wrinkles, you took away over two decades of our laughter, and our worries. When you took away her cellulite, you took away her love of baking and all the goodies we have eaten over the years.”
The husband clarified that he was not trying to chide Haltom for the photos, but rather thank her for making him realize how much he loves his wife the way she is.
“Seeing these images made me realize that I honestly do not tell my wife enough how much I LOVE her and adore her just as she is. She hears it so seldom, that she actually thought these photoshopped images are what I wanted and needed her to look like,” he wrote.
“I have to do better, and for the rest of my days I am going to celebrate her in all her imperfectness. Thanks for the reminder.”