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This Incredible Lingerie Shoot Comes With A Body-Positive Message

CeCe Olisa of Plus Size Princess says you shouldn't wait to feel beautiful.

Boudoir photography is a stunning, fascinating art form.

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But like many representations of beauty in media, its most notable models have been thin, white women.

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Which is what makes blogger CeCe Olisa's latest project, How to Create a Boudoir Photo Shoot: Tips for Every Body, all the more awesome.

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Olisa, who writes the blog Plus Size Princess, modeled in a boudoir shoot of her own, and made a corresponding video with eight tips for feeling confident enough to strip down at any size.

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Her tips include creating a playlist that makes you feel fabulous (her sister surprised her with one!), doing activities you enjoy during the shoot, and working with a friend.

Olisa's photos were shot by her friend Jasmine Rice.
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Olisa's photos were shot by her friend Jasmine Rice.

"I was inspired to create a boudoir shoot a few years ago," Olisa tells BuzzFeed, "but it was one of those 'someday' ideas. Maybe someday when I get married, maybe someday when my tummy is a little flatter."

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"But I've been on a body love journey, and my personal motto is, 'Don't wait on your weight to live your best life.' So I thought, why am I waiting? I'm ready to do this now."

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And she's received a number of thrilling reactions to the shoot. "One commenter said, 'I've always wanted to do [a boudoir shoot,] but wanted to wait until my body was better. Forget that, I'm in,'" says Olisa. "I cheered when I read that!"

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Olisa explains the experience of a boudoir shoot is more than skin deep. "It's a nice reminder that the beauty we carry is with us long before we put on a cute outfit," she says.

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You can watch the full video here, and check out all of Olisa's body positive tips at Plus Size Princess.

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