If you’re new here or haven’t been following along with this very special project on Instagram, hello! I’m excited to share a deeper look into The Portraits of Her | A Passion Project with you!
The idea of The Portraits of Her came to me late last year when I had the pleasure to sit down with a few people and hear their hearts. To genuinely sit down and listen to their stories. As a creator, I am always drawn to a black and white portrait; yes because they are composed beautifully but also because of the story or stories they share.
An image has a way of making you feel all types of emotions; whether you are physically in the image or you can just relate to how the subject is looking. Tired, stressed, anxious, excited, happy, joyful, unsure, the emotions go on and on.
The women that I’ve chosen to be apart of The Portraits of Her are women within my community. They are women that I’ve meet but also some I have not. They are all showing up in a vulnerable way to share more of who they are with you.
It has been so special to see these women share their stories with me thus far. We all interact with people everyday but it’s not until you pull back the curtain that you really get to cultivate a deep relationship with them.
The 30+ women that are apart of my passion project are beautiful, strong, bold, colorful, intelligent, but most of all themselves. They are always welcome at my table and I’ll be forever grateful for them.
I guess the question is more like, what are they not bringing to the table?? Goodness! These women are bringing their authentic self and their inspiring stories to the table!
Each of them showed up to their portrait session and allowed me to ask them questions like, “What’s next for you? Where has God shown up for you over the past few years?” By asking them these, they were able to get grounded in the space we were in. To come alive and be free.
And then on the other end of the table, I’ve asked each woman to write a short story. As story of redemption, the Lord’s faithfulness, a trauma that they’ve endured and grown out of, etc. The topic was free for them to choose!
We are making a coffee table book!!! I have always dreamt of creating a book where viewers walk away feeling inspired and connected to the imagery that is inside. I have so many more dreams and desires for The Portraits of Her, so stay tuned because I know you won’t want to miss it!