The May Not Live Forever... #mondaymotivation

 

So many people see a list of things I have accomplished and thing I am strong and brave. They even go so far as so call me superwoman.

 

Now, I truly believe that each and every woman has a strength and beauty that makes her a Superwoman in her own right, but, I am still working on knowing and loving my own internal Superwoman.

 

Brave is not a word I would use to describe myself. I am scared of rejection. I am scared of failure. I am scared of my own shadow half of the time. In the past Brave would not have been anywhere on my list of words to describe myself but, it's time for change.

 

This past year I have stepped out of the shadows and been brave. Brave enough to be noticed and unable to hide when I changed my hair from my natural colour to a bright purple. Brave enough to launch a new line of services I hold close to my heart that I hoped others would love as much. Brave enough to reach out to the media to help share the news of my new portraits and even appearing on live TV. Brave enough to book my own portrait session, flaws and all, to celebrate who I am.

 

"The Brave May Not Live Forever, But the Cautious Do Not Live At All" - Meg Cabot

 

How are you being brave today?

Sneak Peek - Karla's Portraits

 

This is Karla

Karla is a Mother

Karla is a Student

Karla is an Employee

Karla is Partner

Karla is a Dreamer

Karla is a Hustler

but more than anything else...

Karla is an amazingly strong and beautiful woman inside and out.

 

 

Over the last few years I have had the pleasure of getting to know and photograph this beautiful woman. She has shared her hopes and dreams as well as her struggles with me. I was honoured to have her sit in front of my camera, in full celebration of exactly who she is, to capture these portraits.

I just loved watching Karla spin and twirl as she smiled and laughed in this ball gown, skirt swishing around here. She looked stunning of course but it was the joy that flowed out of her in that moment that made that moment everything it was. 

 

 

Portrait Sneak Peek - Alyssa

Preteen Alyssa joined me in studio for the new Contemporary Elegance Portrait Experience. As the inspiration for the new line of studio portraits, including professional hair and makeup, it seemed only fitting Alyssa should be the first to experience it. I wanted to show her the beauty and strength she possesses inside and out. I wanted to capture the beautiful young woman she is and show her exactly what I see.  

Today I am excited to share a sneak peek of a few of Alyssa's images.