Giving Back

September 01, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Sometimes it’s a cumulation of events that can be the beginning of something new and exciting. That’s what happened to spur the Giving Back campaign for the month of September. The photos below are from the session that started it all!

I’ll be honest, sessions have been slow this year. Even so, I decided to renew my contract at the studio and added some additional spaces to use with that. Although I haven’t officially been using the space for booked sessions I wanted to try one of them out. 

showing some attitude in highback antique chair
I asked one of my cousins in Omaha if she was still up for a “shoot in a fancy dress” like we had talked about last summer. She said yes! She did her own hair and makeup and brought along two of her formal dresses to wear for the session. We started with my favorite with the green pleated bottom and ended with her favorite with an open back and black lace. 

Relaxing in a bright pink antique chair
Even after moving around the space and a wardrobe change I had a good variety of images in just under an hour. The session was a success!

After sending her gallery she asked if it was ok to call this session type beYOUtiful. I said sure and have been running with the name ever since.

showing off the open back of dress
The next part of this story has to do with Facebook. Their new trend of asking people to pick a charity to raise money for in honor of their birthday. While it was about a week after I decided to do my idea I was promptly asked by Facebook to pick a charity to raise money for in September. So this is my way of doing just that.

traditional headshot look

For the month of September 10% of the beYOUtiful session fee will go to Choose Courage Foundation. Whatever the total raised by September 30th is I will personally match that total to send to Choose Courage.

leaning over bar low neck lace dress Full disclosure, Choose Courage was founded by another cousin of mine. I worked with her a few years back for the Emerge Omaha photo shoot and what she does is absolutely amazing and I would love your help to support her and her mission!

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