The SEEN Project
How many times in one day do you feel like you're not enough? It's talked about a lot in our society right now, and I am so happy about that. For so long, women just bought what the ads told them was required to feel beautiful, but I have seen a huge shift in the last few years. I'm seeing women focusing more on what they are accomplishing, more on what makes them truly happy, rather than spending all of their time and money on material things to hide their sadness, their disappointments that are inevitable in life, their anger, or whatever feeling they'd rather not feel.
It has been an honor to get to meet these women and photograph their beautiful, makeup-free faces! We have laughed, we have cried, and we have also created images for them to have on those days when they may start to doubt again.
For these sessions, there is only one rule: no makeup. It may sounds scary, but once you're in the middle of your session, you'll find that you're spending your time laughing and talking. It becomes a very powerful thing when you realize you are stunning in your own right.
My vision for this project was to have magazine-worthy images of women just being themselves. I love to incorporate the part of your journey you are living out right now, whether it be celebrating a birthday, Mother's Day, overcoming cancer or other health issues, a career change, a divorce, landing your first big job, or anything you are going through at the moment. I have had women bring in things that mean a lot to them to help document their story, and it has been remarkable to watch as these images have been incorporated into projects they had dreamed about pursuing...and now are.
We all need to get to know ourselves better, and I have witnessed these sessions giving women the space to do just that.
It has been a beautiful journey since I began this project in 2018. I am so grateful to all of the women who helped me get this idea out into the world.
If you would like more information on booking a SEEN Session, or know a deserving woman you would like to gift a session, head over to the Contact page.
I can't wait to plan a session just for you!