Notice: Although I am not holding You Are A Work of Art consultations or sessions during COVID-19 physical distancing, I am reviewing applications, with session times TBD and encourage you to apply! Remember that even with all that is going on and being disrupted right now, that "the world is beautiful and so are you."
The "You are a Work of Art" Project
The You are a Work of Art project is a photography project taking place from March - July 2020 for Women over the age of 40 in Richmond, Virginia.
I started this project last year and because it has brought so much positivity and empowerment to women’s lives, I’m building on it.
Together we will do our part to REDEFINE what it means to be a woman entering middle age and beyond.
As women, mothers, friends, spouses, bosses, loyal employees, and more, we will show the world just how magnificent we are.
Not how magnificent we will be next year and not how magnificent we were three decades ago...
... how magnificent we are right now.
How much does it cost and what does it include?
I’m offering the "You are a Work of Art" project special for just $150.
CONSULTATION – A design and style consultation to plan your photoshoot. We get the chance to learn about each other and get the ball rolling towards designing a photography experience just for you, photographing you the way you've always dreamed of
HAIR & MAKEUP – Professional camera ready hair and makeup on the day of your photo shoot. One of my highly skilled makeup artist will style your hair & makeup to your personal preference.
PHOTOSHOOT WITH ME – A fully guided professional photo shoot in my Richmond, Virginia, studio that will leave you feeling more comfortable in your own skin and like the beautiful model of a woman that you already are.
IMAGE REVEAL – 1 -2 weeks later, either in studio or via Skype or Facetime, you’ll get to see all your images & select your favorites.
PORTRAIT OF YOUR CHOICE – Your photoshoot includes one 8×10 portrait of your choice and its hi-resolution digital version as my gift. You’ll also receive a $100 print credit in case you want to purchase any additional images from the shoot that you love.
YOUR STORY FEATURED – Your photos and/or a video of your story will be published on social media and on my website.
INVITATION TO THE PORTRAIT EXHIBITION – When all women have been photographed, I will host a gallery exhibition (date, time and place TBD) featuring a portrait of each one of the amazing women I have had the chance to photograph.
Who exactly is “we”?
We are women 40, 50, 60, and 70 plus.
We know each day is a gift.
Yet strive to live as if the best is yet to come.
We are former homecoming queens, nerds, athletes, and artists.
We rescue animals and read books.
We are caretakers, peacemakers and troublemakers.
We have battled chronic and hidden illnesses,
Raised children. Built careers and businesses.
Endured tragedies and crazy disappointments.
We are the queens and dragon slayers of our own lives.
(And we’re too damned special to be relegated to to the history books just yet.)
My goal is to photograph one woman a week between now and the end of July.
I want to show the world that true beauty doesn’t doesn’t diminish with age. Rather I aim to capture the character, wit, wisdom and spirit of every woman who steps in front of my camera.
Whether you feel invisible, empowered or somewhere in between, my goal is for you to know that ...
“You are already beautiful. You are already enough. You are a work of art."
You heard me right - I am looking for women of ANY size, shape and background.
I want to disrupt & transform the way mature women are viewed –by the media and society– by presenting beautiful, authentic images and real stories of ourselves.
Join me on this adventure!