BEING FIFTY AND FABULOUS IS SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A CATCH PHRASE.
"There is a uniquely female wisdom that ripens with age. It is nonjudgmental. It is inclusive. It knows love without ownership. It nurtures and it teaches. It bends but does not snap. It is more concerned with the legacy it leaves than with the personal treasures it amasses. Our society needs this wisdom but it will not be available to us until we put our energy into being what we are rather than wasting our energy on the impossible task of being what we once were." - Jaki Scarcello, Author and blogger
When I got the call from the lovely Ms. Stephanie, who just celebrated her 50th birthday, she seemed a little anxious and apprehensive about doing her boudoir session.
She had been referred to me by our local philanthropist and urban socialite, Carla Murino. Carla, a well known swimsuit designer of C-Girls Swimsuits designs for Sports Ilustrated and other noteworthy showstoppers. Carla knows all about female confidence, in fact exudes it herself. She had done boudoir sessions throughout her life ...and she wanted the same for her bestie.
Since Carla was familiar with me and my work, she talked Stephanie into contacting me. After much discussion of a birthday gift ideas for boyfriend, we settled on a beautiful image box to be presented to him on his 50th Birthday. I explained to her that in the end, it would truly be a gift for HER. So, I encouraged her to do this boudoir photo shoot for herself and the boudoir pictures would be for both of them.
Stephanie was still a bit nervous...but it was clear to me that she loves who she is TODAY and was ready to take the plunge.
She arrived to the shoot, with tons of gorgeous wardrobe -- and Carla in tow for moral support. While I normally like to shoot on a "closed set", I could not lie. I was pretty excited to see Carla again and knew we were in for a lot of laughs that afternoon. They did not disappoint.
After Miranda Richards (MRMAKEUPARTISTRY.com) finished the hair and makeup work, I left Carla behind and closed the door to get Stephanie in her groove. The laughter didn't stop. BUT... something else started...
The quiet, accepting confidence of FIFTY YEARS OLD.
Confidence is utterly gorgeous. I don't have much else to say about how wonderful this session was, so I will let her boudoir pictures do the talking for me.