At heart, we all want to be seen but are too afraid of being judged or rejected. Instead of looking to ourselves for validation and self-worth, we look for it elsewhere. We tell ourselves stories about who we think we are and what we think we’re capable of based on our limiting beliefs. We live in fear based on these beliefs because there is a part of us that feels that we are “not enough.” This is not who I believe we are.
I believe all of us have an inner, true self. It is the self on our best days and the self we aspire to be. Although we sometimes don’t see or feel her, she is still in there. She is the woman we truly are and the woman we’re meant to be. When we are connected to her, there is unimaginable strength and beauty. This is the woman I want to show you.
Imagine how different your life would be if you had a strong connection to yourself, gave yourself the validation you wanted from others, leaned into your fears and showed up fully as your most authentic self. What would your life look like? If you’re ready to find out, I invite you to have a complimentary 30-minute phone consultation with me to explore how a Transformative Portrait session can play a role.
"It showed me a part of myself that I never see in my mind and that was really emotional. I think I have to process this and I really just want to spent time looking at myself—really looking into myself, the part of me that was captured that I haven’t looked at in a long time. The longer I look at the pictures, the more I see so I’m getting to know myself. I’m learning about who that ‘me’ is. The experience has been really incredible. It’s not about the superficial, the makeup, the hair, the clothing. It got down to that person in there and for that, it’s been a really memorable and important moment."
"I am a wife and mom and businesswoman who spends most of her time just playing catch up with life. The images that Judy captured showed ME. But not the me that barely keeps her kids in clean clothes... When I look at my images, I see the me that used to travel around the world. The me that does her own thing, and doesn’t care what others think. It’s the me that is still in there somewhere, but on most days I don’t know how to get to her. Seeing myself in my images is giving me courage to look for myself again in my every day life."
"When I first saw the pictures, I felt like I looked beautiful. I liked how my eyes came through and they captured me. I don’t like pictures of myself usually. I get too critical and start nit picking everything. I’m not always confident in how I look but when I look at the pictures, I see a beautiful person who’s happy. I see someone who is confident and can let her personality show through and be beautiful, and relaxed. It made me see myself in a different way. I don’t have any photos like this. All the pictures that I have are of the children or family photos but there’s none of just me."
"I like that the pictures show different parts of my personality, different sides of who I am and most of the sides, you don’t really get to see very often, that sometimes I forget about. I see memories from different times in my life that I think of when I look at those pictures. They are a reminder that I’m not just the mom and the wife, but somebody else that kind of got lost along the way. I can pass the pictures down to my kids. I want them to see that there’s another side too. They might not get it now but maybe when they’re adults they’ll get it."