Some days life happens. And we forget. We forget who we are. Focusing on the crazy part of life that's happening rather than on what and who we are can lead us down trails we never wanted to go. And so, sometimes, we need to be reminded. This is my dear friend Karen. Life happened to Karen. You know, the kind of life that will bring you to your knees because you just.can't.breathe. But Karen is strong. And rather than stay in the place where life had seemingly carried her, she called me. "Hey. I need a session. For me. I need to remember who I am." So I grabbed my camera, Magan did Karen's hair and makeup, and we took pretty pictures. She couldn't see it then (I was asking her to do some crazy stuff!), but just by looking at the back of my camera I knew. Karen wasn't the same. She was different and changed. But she was still Karen and she is beautiful. These images show that. We have to allow life to change us and grow us. But we can always come back to the root of who we are and be reminded of the beauty there.
Do you need to be reminded of your beauty? Of your story?