It is all an illusion, an elaborate hoax. That youth is an idol on a golden pedestal, and physical beauty a hard-won accomplishment rather than the result of a random genetic lottery. That inner beauty is irrelevant. Predominantly, society’s overarching message that self-worth should be determined by outward appearance.
All of us have been conditioned from birth to be consumers. After all, the cornerstones of the American economy are self-improvement products: makeup, clothing; spa treatments. The main consumers of these products are women. To lure them, companies must first convince them of their inadequacy. This message goes that the worth of a person diminishes if the skin isn’t airbrushed nor hair perfectly coiffed. When translated, the message laid bare is “what is within is not enough”.
In prior centuries women were completely unashamed of the changes that come with aging, as there was no one to shame them. Maturity was a biological fact of life, and a badge of honor. In many cultures gray hair is still associated with wisdom. Age was a privilege, a distinction that granted a special role in society. It was a time to look within, rediscover one’s self, and share of many gifts with society.
Our psychological strings have been pulled for profit. But it’s time to get off the wheel of consumerism and become who you were destined to be. If you had to sacrifice your happiness and self-worth for one thing, it sure wouldn’t be in the name of making companies rich. It’s time to own the features that are your birthright. You are beautiful. Everyone whose life you touch sees it. Now it is your turn to see it.
Forever Beautiful will showcase your unique beauty and personality in settings and outfits that you feel your most radiant in. We’ll be sensitive to your feelings of vulnerability and guide you through the session, selecting poses to create stunning images. The images will speak on behalf of all those who know who you are.
At its heart, Forever Beautiful is fashion inspired contemporary portraiture. But, it is so much more than a portrait. It is unlike any photo session you’ve ever experienced. It is a celebration of everything about you. It is a pamper session. It is a girl’s day out. It is the experience of creating magazine quality images that radiate a feeling of beautiful. It is for women of all ages and the people who love them. Most of all, it is the first step to seeing your light, both inside and out.