If you would’ve asked me 10 years ago, 5 years ago, or even 1 year ago if I had a purpose in this world, I would’ve said no. I struggled my whole life with worthiness and feeling like I wasn’t enough. I didn’t feel like I truly belonged anywhere or had anything valuable to give. Now, I find myself in midlife, seeing my value and in doing so have come to believe I have something valuable to give and that I have purpose. I think a lot of us struggle through life through good times and bad and decide if we’re happy or content based on our circumstances. But I’ve learned, through painful experiences and self-exploration, that the happiness and contentment don’t come from circumstances. They come from within…from seeing our value, from seeing our worth. I want every woman to see that…I want you to see that. So, if you haven’t met me yet, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Judy and I’m a Transformative Portrait photographer who empowers you to be seen so you can show up in your life as your most authentic self. And I’m here to tell you, from the depths of my soul,

“Your life has purpose. Your story is important. Your dreams count. You were born to make an impact.” You are worthy of being seen.

Photo thanks to Dragana Lassiter and Gather Seattle.