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“I remember being in junior high and looking at myself in the mirror, wondering why my stomach wasn’t the way it was ‘supposed’ to be.”

This empowering engagement photo shoot is filled with all the body-positive feels

This couple’s photo shoot is going viral for the best reason!

Stephanie and Arryn wanted to take part in a loved-up boudoir photo shoot as a special way of marking their recent engagement.

The couple had originally responded to a callout from their friend and photographer, Bria Terry, of Wolf & Rose photography, and saw the photo shoot as an opportunity to celebrate their love.

But after the images were posted to the Wolf & Rose Facebook page, the duo found themselves going viral, thanks to their palpable body confidence and beautiful chemistry.

Even the famously mean social media comments section seems to have been silenced by the stunning shots. And since being uploaded to Facebook, the touching images have been shared almost 83,000 times and received more than 61,000 reactions — almost entirely positive.

“This is probably one of the most beautiful and inspiring things I have ever seen,” one fan wrote.

“This is so perfect,” added another. “Their love for one another shines so bright that nothing else in the world matters, especially not the opinions of those who would try to bring them down. You did a wonderful job of capturing that connection.”

“This makes my heart so happy and gives me hope as a plus-size woman that not all men care about what size you are,” another woman commented.

Stephanie has used the opportunity to sprinkle a message of body positivity to anyone who struggles with body confidence thanks to society’s often unrealistic perceptions of beauty.

“I remember being in junior high and looking at myself in the mirror, wondering why my stomach wasn’t the way it was ‘supposed’ to be,” she told the Huffington Post.

“Over the years, I’ve come to accept that I am always going to be considered plus-size. I push myself out of my comfort zone by wearing clothes that I love but aren’t in society’s mold of what is acceptable for bigger women, like crop tops, tight shirts, shorter dresses, and shorts. I walk around with my head high, smiling, and show no shame in myself.”

She says taking part in the photo shoot gave her a chance to really express herself. “I honestly have never felt more attractive,” she said of the first time she saw the photos. “I look so in love and confident. Every person should be able to see themselves in that light. It is really eye-opening.”

The photographer who captured the empowering images hopes they will serve as a reminder that love doesn’t discriminate. “The connection they share is truly inspiring, even to me,” Terry told Healthline. 

“It has always been my hope as a photographer to show people the beauty that they hold, and I feel like I’ve done this here.”

“I am a firm believer in love. Size, race, religion, and sexuality are all things that are at times used to divide us, but at the end of the day, we all just want to be loved. I think that’s why these photos have become so popular. Above all else, you can see the love that these two share.”

Aww.

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