You wake up in the morning, glance in the mirror, and immediately wish you hadn’t. Upon closer inspection, you decide there may not be anything in the world more wretched than your own face without makeup, and feeling down on yourself you brush your teeth, splash some water on your face, and get to work.
Makeup. Straighten hair. Fix makeup. Inspect hair. Inspect mid section and decide that yes, you are fatter/skinnier/the same as yesterday. The scale confirms your worst fear. You’re up by a pound. Depression.
That was my morning.
When did all of these irritating little things become part of our lives?
As women, we get down on ourselves about the stupidest stuff. We forget we are powerful, beautiful, confident. We erode our self esteem with meaningless critiques. We stop seeing the big picture, and narrow our focus to only see the “bad” things.
That all stops today.
I turned 28 yesterday, and my focus for this year is to make a difference. Every woman is beautiful, and this year I am going to prove it. I’ve started the Beautiful Woman Project, and I am half way through an amazing journey with 12 beautiful women from all walks of life. They are gorgeous, regardless of age, size, race, or other categories we judge ourselves by, and it’s my job as a photographer to make them see themselves that way.
I’ve enlisted the help of Olivia, Emily, and Helen, three incredible makeup and hair artists here in Calgary to bring the transformations to life. They are vibrant, full of life, and the perfect fairy godmothers for the Cinderella experience.
I’m going to post the before and after transformations of these women, who have greatly impacted my life with their willingness to let me in and show the world what I see in them, and how beautiful they are inside & out.
First up: Lisa!!
I’ve known Lisa for a long time, and finally reconnected last year. She’s amazing, and I am so blessed to have her and her awesome wife Vickie in my life. We spend our days laughing until our sides ache, eating her delicious baking, and chatting about the future and anything else we find funny. She was volunteered for the Beautiful Woman Project by Vickie, and I’m so glad she was!
Here’s Lisa’s take on the project, and seeing her transformation photos.
SMP: Tell us about your reaction to seeing your Before & After photo:
Lisa: I was blown away. I am still in shock. I’ve looked at it about a thousand times and it still amazes me that I could look and feel that amazing after only a couple of hours. I sent the photos to Vickie and she was speechless. She was FREAKING OUT about them. She approves!!
SMP: Advice for other women thinking about getting glam makeover photos?
Lisa: Do it, do it, DO IT! Don’t think about it, just do it. It’s worth every penny. You feel AMAZING. That feeling doesn’t go away. Every time you look at your photos, that feeling comes back.
Here’s Lisa’s before and after transformation- I think you’ll all agree with us that she’s stunning!!
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