Photography by Heart and Soul Photography
Meet Faith. She is Beauty Revived.
These are a few of her senior portraits that I took while spending some time in Vermont visiting family. I’d actually never met Faith before, but my mother had babysat her since she was a little girl. I knew of some struggles she’d endured, both physical and emotionally. Like many teens, she also struggled with depression and self-esteem issues. So I met her for the first time when I came over the night before our photo shoot to discuss what she’d wear, what her interests are, and what types of photos she’d like to take. She showed me all of her little hobbies, and projects, sketches, paintings, etc. that she’d created over the years. She absolutely loves theater, art and animals. She had no make up on, glasses, braces, etc., but despite all of that, I could see not only the potential of what a little “pick-me up” make-over would do not only for her self-esteem, but also how it would allow her real beauty to shine through in her portraits.
When I arrived the next day, despite that she was a bit nervous to have a little eye-liner and mascara applied for the first time, she was a real trooper! After freaking out a few times–when the pencil and wand got so close to her eye– we got through it all and turned this awkward teen into a beautiful swan (or as I like to say an Alicia Silverstone look-alike)!
We had a blast doing the photo-shoot. Both Faith and her mom were so fun and easy to work with, and were up for anything. I really wasn’t expecting the session to go so well, or for her to enjoy it anywhere near as much as she did. She was so happy, that her beauty really radiated through the photos, and I could tell that it greatly lifted her spirits as well. She thanked me endlessly for doing this for her, which was so rewarding. She was even asking her mom about perusing modeling that day!
Faith is now a freshman in college majoring in Art, and doing very well! I have “great faith” that Faith will do well in the years to come and whatever she decides to pursue in life!
About the Photographer
I am a Rhode Island based family and wedding photographer, specializing in capturing the beauty in life!