i have had this project on my mind for a couple years and i’m so excited that i finally had a chance to do it!
i put the call out for 20 girls that i needed for a personal project. they had no idea what the project was for
i just told them that there would be some kind of twist. that day, a ton of emails flooded in. i decided i would
take the first 30 that contacted me. i wanted to take some extras in case people couldn’t do it or decided not to do it later.
they were all confirmed a month before the session, yet weren’t told what the twist was until a couple days before the session.
my favorite part was that i only knew a handful of the girls….most of them i had never met before!
this session would be done with NO MAKEUP.
i spend many, many hours with young ladies and i hear so many things. i hear the “i don’t like this, can you make it look smaller.”,
the “i hate how my _____ looks.”, the “i take really bad pictures.”, the “i have a really ugly _____.”,
the “i don’t like that picture because my ______ looks _____.”….
and the list goes on and on and on. it makes me sad and my heart sinks a little because the thing is—-
is that every single person i see, every single person that is in front of my lens….i see beauty. i see someone who is gorgeous.
i see someone who is loved. i see someone who is worthy. i see someone who is absolutely perfect just the way they are!
i wanted to do this session to give these girls, and others, the opportunity to see that they truly are beautiful. naturally beautiful.
they’re own beautiful. they don’t need to hide who they are, pretend they are something they aren’t. their beauty isn’t dependent on the number of likes a photo receives or any other outlying factor. their beauty comes from within and shines on the outside.
no one is perfect, but we are all our own kind of perfect. i passionately believe that
and i want each and every girl to know that!!! i want every girl to own that.
i am SO SO thankful for these 27 (only lost a couple) BEAUTIFUL girls who were 100% supportive of this shoot and the message behind it. we had so much fun and i love them all dearly.
as a group— we challenge you, your friends (anyone!!) to post your no makeup/natrual self and tag it
#mybeautifulisbeautiful on instagram.
we would love to see you, support you and tell you that your beautiful is beautiful!
****BE SURE TO WATCH THE SLIDE SHOW AT THE END WITH MANY MORE PHOTOS!!****
love to you all! xoxo
don’t forget to watch>>>
and i jumped in for the no makeup group shot
and be sure to follow along on my instagram @shannonhollmanseniors
for photos, behind the scene photos/videos and more!! xo