Last time I took professional martial arts photos in 2014, I was uncomfortable, self conscious and was nervous about how they were going to turn out.
This time, I was more confident and found that I didn't have the body image issues I had before. Not only because I lost about 45-50 lbs since then, but I just felt stronger, more confident and more accepting of myself...flaws and all!
Next time I take professional photos I will (hopefully) be a black belt and (hopefully) have lost some more weight. But regardless, this is my journey and I will document it no matter how it unfolds :)