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Meet Carly - Guest Feature | Vision of Rose Photography

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IMG_2301 My name is Carly Deaver and I am 21 years old.   I live in Prince George where I met the love of my life and my high school sweetheart Bryon.  We have been together 4 years and plan on spending the rest of our lives together.

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I currently work at VCU medical center in the OR as an Anesthesia Tech and recently got a second job with Bon Secours at Richmond Community Hospital working as an ED Tech. I volunteer with Prince George Fire and EMS with my mom, dad, brother, and boyfriend.  You could say it definitely runs in the family.
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I am a Christian and I have always believed that God has a plan for all of us.  No, I unfortunately do not go to church every Sunday like I used to but that's ok.  God knows I love and worship him.
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My biggest struggle in life is my self image and recently my weight.  I have always struggled with my weight even when I was younger.  I never looked like the other girls.  I grew boobs and a tummy.  I was never stick skinny.  I got down to my smallest size my sophomore and junior year of high school thanks to my life dedication to dance.  I recently made a huge life change and I am motivated to get down to my goal weight.  I have learned that over the years that I am beautiful no matter what I weigh or what I look like.  It's what's on the inside that matters.   I thank Bryon for that because he constantly reminds me of it.
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Other than that,  I LOVE to go camping! It's something I have done my entire life and I can't wait to do it and experience it with my children in the future.  I get to spend time with my family away from all the hustle and bustle at home.  I also love spending time with my best friends! I don't know where in the world I would be without them.
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My biggest inspiration is my father.  He came from nothing when he was younger and he's taught me that you have to work for what you want.  Nothing in this world is free and everything comes with a price.  He is the reason I do what I do.  I remember being a little girl going on fire calls with my dad and sitting in the truck and watching and saying "wow, I wanna be like him one day".  I'll never forget those moments and he will always be my hero.
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On to fashion.  Since spring is almost here, I will be bringing out the gladiators, high low skirts, maxi skirts, and the baggy tanks.  I really like the bohemian chic style for that time of year because it's baggy, breathable, and flattering.
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I guess the most important thing to remember is to always be yourself because everyone else in the world is taken.  In the words of Coco Chanel "a girl should be two things, classy and fabulous".

Guest Blog - Meet Johnie | Vision of Rose Photography

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IMG_2268 Hello! My name is Johnie D'Anne Cochran and I am a 2015 VRP Spokesmodel. I am 32 years old, born and raised in Hopewell, VA. I have been happily married to my wonderful husband for 10 years and I have an amazing 12 year old son! I currently work for myself and am going to school to be a Social Worker.

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I have a passion for people. I love people and believe in humanity. I enjoy meeting different people and getting to know more about their beliefs and cultures. I enjoy helping people whenever I can. I believe in 'Pay It Foward" and try to do it as much as possible. I am a great listener and consider myself to be a great friend.
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Like anyone else, I have had my shares of struggles. In 2005 I was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer. After treatments, several surgeries and medications, I beat it and am able to concentrate on re-building my mind and body. Due to my illness, I lost TONS of weight and have been unable to gain it back. I have been so unhappy with myself and my body because of this. But, FINALLY with the help of wonderful friends and family, I am at a great place with myself. I will struggle with this every day of my life, but it is gets easier and easier every day. I can finally put something on and say "I am beautiful" because I feel beautiful. For 2015 I hope to help other women with their struggles. I want other women to feel like I do now and know that they are not alone. I want them to have the same confidence that I do and know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
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I am honored to be a VRP Spokesmodel. I believe in Rosey and in her Vision. I support her belief that every woman should feel beautiful and know they are beautiful. I love the variety and style of her photos. Vision of Rose stands for more than a beautiful woman with her hair and make up done and you see that in each photo that Rosey takes.
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Thanks and I look forward to an exciting year! Johnie