Effie Legaspi Photography | What's Your Story?



“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
        Shining brilliantly through the darkest of times, women all over the world have successfully overcome great trials with a graceful resilience. Through love and loss, motherhood, and well just about everything, women are tough all while being beautiful. 
       There are some that experience challenges of such great heartache and loss it leaves the rest of us without much to give but words of comfort and a thought of how they could possibly get through this. Grief takes its turn in their lives and the tremors of pain they feel can be felt by friends and family, but after the shockwaves have subsided women have a way of blossoming. Taking the pain they feel and making it something amazing, something peaceful and beautiful, compassionate and loving, resilient and strong. Shining their 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 sometimes forget themselves. Taking themselves out of pictures with their kids, staring at that beautiful dress she’ll never get while she is shopping for the household. We do ourselves an injustice when we don’t see our own beauty. So I had the idea to capture this brilliant light all while giving back to a few special women one in each generation.  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 yourstory@effielegaspi.com. Tell me your story, even the tough parts, and let me know what you’re doing now. How you yourself find peace, how you give back, how you’ve recovered from it. Let’s start giving others permission to shine their light as well.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”