Since the beginning of my photography journey a year ago I have debated whether to include a blog on my website or not. Almost every photography website I've seen has a blog. I am no writer, nor a good story-teller. Everyone who knows me well will tell you that I have struggled through every good joke. So I kept asking myself, "What will I write about? What will people be interested in reading about?" Yes, I will feature my clients on the blog. Occasionally I may write about my current food obsession, new places I've discovered or about my yorkie-boxer who gives me the most unconditional love. But what I really want to share with you here is where my passion lies: empowering women from the inside out through the gift of a make-over and capturing it through what I see behind the lens. They are, afterall, the real inspiration of my photography. And so my project was born. Here it goes:
"As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence actually liberates others." ~ Marianne Williamson
Radiating through the darkest of times, women all over the world have successfully overcome great trials with graceful resilience. Through love and loss, motherhood, and just about everything in between, women are tough all while being beautiful. Some experience challenges of such heartache and loss that it leaves the rest of us awash with empathy. Grief takes over their lives and the tremors of pain they feel can be felt by friends and family. After the shockwaves have subsided, women in particular have a way of blossoming. They overcome their suffering and make it something amazing, something peaceful, compassionate, loving, and strong. Survivors of their own kind, they radiate light unlike anyone else.
We see that in our mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters and friends. I see it in every woman I encounter, but I also notice that while taking on the world, women have a tendency to forget themselves. They take themselves out of pictures with their kids and stare at a beautiful dress she'll never get. We do ourselves an injustice when we don't see our own beauty. This gave me the idea to give back and capture this brilliant grace in women in each generation. That's where you come in. I want to hear your stories and show them to the world....after a day of pampering of course. :) So, if you know someone or are someone who deserves a day of beauty and a professional photo-shoot email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell me your story, even the tough parts, and let me know what you're doing now. How do you find peace? How do you give back? How have you recovered from your personal journey? Let's start giving others permission to shine their light by first showing our own.
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." ~ Maya Angelou
WHAT'S YOUR STORY?