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19/10/2015 09:41 BST | Updated 20/10/2015 04:59 BST

Husband's Response To Photoshopped Images Of Wife Remind Us 'Our Loved Ones Adore Us Just As We Are'

One doting husband has reminded us all that our unique "imperfections" are what make us beautiful.

The man's wife presented him with a series of sexy images of herself, which she had asked a photographer to take in a bid to "spice up" their marriage.

His wife had asked the photographer to Photoshop out her wrinkles, stretch marks and cellulite in order to make her look "gorgeous".

But when the man received the photos his "heart sank" - the airbrushed woman in the pictures was not as beautiful as the one who stood before him.

The man reportedly wrote a touching letter to the photographer, saying: "Seeing these images made me realise 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."

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The photographer who took the photos, from Victoria Caroline Boudoir, shared the couple's touching story on Facebook.

"Tonight I want to tell you ladies about a time I messed up really badly. It was back when I first started boudoir, and I had a mid-forties lady book my services at a gorgeous hotel in downtown San Antonio," the photographer wrote.

"She was a curvy, beautiful size 18. I thought she looked like a goddess, but as most women do, she had a request."

The photographer felt obliged to digitally alter the images of the woman, but later received the heartwarming letter below from the woman's husband:

"Hi Victoria,

I am (blank)'s husband, ********. I am writing to you because I recently received an album containing images you took of my wife. I don't want you to think that I am in any way upset with you....but I have some food for thought that I would like to pass on to you. I have been with my wife since we were 18 years old, and we have two beautiful children together.

We have had many ups and downs over the years, and I think...well, actually I KNOW that my wife did these pictures for me to "spice things up". She sometimes complains that I must not find her attractive, that she wouldn't blame me if I ever found someone younger. 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.

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. 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.

I am not telling you all of this to make you feel horrible, you're just doing your job and I get that. I am actually writing you to thank you.

Seeing these images made me realise 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.

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."

Tonight I want to tell you ladies about a time I messed up really badly. It was back when I first started boudoir, and...

Posted by Victoria Caroline Boudoir on Monday, 12 October 2015

The photographer said the man's letter served as a wake-up call, and they wanted to share it to remind other women that "our loved ones cherish and adore us just as we are".

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