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Start Something Beautiful : Mary Kay & Gainesville, VA Glamour Photographer

I’m still relatively new to the world of Mary Kay. As you know, I recently decided take a leap of faith and become a Independent Beauty Consultant and offer glamour makeovers and photo shoots for women of all ages, shapes and sizes (if you missed that announcement, go here). Over the past weeks, I’ve received a lot of support as well as a lot of baffled looks asking me WHY I chose to do this. Here is my answer:

When it comes down to it, I want more out of my life. I want to be a part of something bigger. I want to take part in something that positiviely changes lives. But like every other person who walks this earth, I struggle. I struggle with my own value and I struggle with my own self worth. I struggle a lot. This is an issue that far too many women deal with. I don’t care who you are, but every women at one time or another has looked at herself in the mirror and nit picked out every single one of her self-perceived flaws. And we women can ruminate on those “flaws” day and night. And sometimes, we believe the lie that says we are not good enough. The lie that says we are not worthy enough. I’m speaking from experience here. And that experience has taught me that nothing good will ever come out of seeing and focusing on the negative attributes of ourselves or the negative situations in our lives.

So instead of wallowing in my pity party, I am choosing to step out. I’m not entirely sure where this Mary Kay journey will take me, but I know that I no longer want to be a victim of self-imposed hate talk. I no longer want to shy away in fear from the big plans God has for my life. God has given me a passion and desire for photography and He has given me the privilege of photographing women who tell me that they have never felt more beautiful than they did when they were in front of my camera. And then God opened up the door to be a part of Mary Kay, a company that is founded on the golden rule and who strives to enrich women’s lives. How could I say no!?!? This, photography and Mary Kay, is a way to add beauty and confidence into the lives of the women I am privileged to work with and into my very own life. These two endeavors are tools that God has given me to make women feel special, feel worthy and feel empowered in the skin that they are in right here and right now. What an honor.

So watch this short video and see what it’s all about. If you are ready to step out and make a change in your life with Mary Kay, contact me and I’ll help you. Or if you want to have your very own glamour make over and photo shoot, let me know and we will make it happen. I’ll leave you with one more thing: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, please let me show you…