This project has been a lifetime in the making. I wandered around, pretty lost about the direction of my photography, and life in general, I guess, but on January 11, 2018, it all fell into place, and I had a goal.
Beautiful portraits of women...with no makeup.
Each of us has a story. Each of us has setbacks, fears, and goals. I have had so many women in my life that taught me lessons. Some were hurtful, some were powerful, and some were a reflection of myself, and then there were the ones who lit the path before me so I could see things that I wouldn't have been able to see otherwise.
I have now taken those lessons and found a way to use them to empower other women. It breaks my heart when I see someone who feels like they aren't enough. Don't let others hold your worth. You are beautiful just the way God created you, and no one can take that away from you.
What do you love? Let's take that and throw it into a photo shoot. I want to see you...and I want to show you what I see in you. I want you to feel SEEN. Something beautiful happens when we can finally see ourselves without the fear of what others may think of us. I need you to love yourself-for you and those you love. If you have children, they will learn how to look at themselves by watching how you look at yourself.
That is how SEEN was born. We plan a photo shoot together that incorporates your talents, your hobbies, your likes, and most importantly, your beautiful face. This is so much more than portraits without makeup. This is a beautiful way to leave your legacy so your family can see you, and not what the world has tried to make you become. It's a fun little journey to help you remember who you are, what you love, and to see your beauty through the flaws that aren't really flaws at all.
My hope for this project is that you would love your experience so much you would want to gift these shoots to your mom, your sister, your best friend, or even plan a shoot with a woman you admire.
What a powerful gift to give someone.
Here's to the big dreams.