Jen spends her time inspiring and educating senior photographers. She is amazing and quite the inspiration. I am so honored to have her on Beauty Revived.
Meet Jen Basford. She is Beauty Revived.
Jen Basford, CPP, owns 3 girls photography in Edmond, Oklahoma. She is best known for modern styled fashion-inspired high school senior portraits, her fashion couture events, and the annual must-see fashion show she puts on for upcoming seniors each spring. Jen is one of the top senior portrait photographers in the Midwest largely due to her out-of-the-box approach to marketing and client relationships.
Jen is also co-owner of Seniors Ignite (www.seniorsignite.com), an organization dedicated to providing education to the new generation of senior portrait photography innovators to help them grow and succeed in their business.
What does true beauty mean to you?
True beauty is something that starts inside you. It is a complex, organic mixture of confidence, kindness, joy, grace, an open heart, and a willingness to give. It is something that others see first through your eyes – the window to the soul.
Who, in your life, has been the greatest example of beauty? Why?
I have been fortunate in my life to have experienced numerous examples of beauty in others – for one to stand out above another discredits the gift that each person’s beauty brings to the world. The most beautiful of souls will give without judgement or stipulation – no matter the reason.
How do you teach your children what true beauty is?
By example. Your children learn by what you do – so teaching them to see the beauty in themselves and in others means living an authentic life. Not a perfect life, and not a life built on expectations of others – but rather a life that shows the true meaning of beauty in all it’s imperfections.
How can someone become more beautiful?
By opening their eyes to the beauty in others. By seeing how beauty manifests itself in each individual person – and by seeing the beauty in what makes us different as opposed to what makes us similar.
If you had one sentence to tell high school seniors about beauty, what would you tell them?
Celebrate and acknowledge the individuality and imperfections in everyone – that’s what makes each of us who we are, and creates the beauty that others see in us.