I saw this Colbie Caillat video and had chills watching it. She put into words so many of the feelings I have of why I photograph seniors and how I feel about the over Photoshoped photos that us women have to compare ourselves to constantly. I don’t think there is anything wrong with makeup, I love putting on makeup and I know so many of you do to. It’s fun! But I do think you should feel confident in your own skin, without makeup. There is something so powerful about this type of confidence in a woman.
My favorite lyrics from the song are:
Wait a second, Why should you care, what they think of you
When you’re all alone, by yourself
Do you like you? Do you like you?
Take time today to look in the mirror without makeup, take yourself in and see the true, unique beauty that makes you, you. Each morning, no matter how sleepy you look, the amount of crazy bed head you have or the new zit that cropped up overnight, look in the mirror before getting ready and find the thing you love about you. Start the day in a positive instead of searching for the negative.
These 2015 SGH Seniors were brave enough to be photographed first with their makeup on (left image) and then took it all off (right image) and were willing to share the difference. These girls are gorgeous both ways!
Courtney’s favorite feature:
My eyes are my favorite feature! They’re super dark almost black in color and I have naturally dark lashes. I think my eyes are the most interesting part of my face and I can change their look in so many ways with make up!
Kate’s favorite feature:
My favorite feature is my eyes because I like that they’re blue!
Katie’s favorite feature:
I’d have to say that my eyes are probably my favorite feature. I love the color and I love how they change from darker blue to lighter depending on the sun and the color I’m wearing.
Laura’s favorite feature:
My favorite feature is my eyes!!! I like my eyes because they are a unique green color and they always change colors.
Megan’s favorite feature:
I would say that I like my smile, because it is powerful. I feel as though it has the ability to affect others and give off a feeling of happiness.
Rachel’s favorite feature:
My favorite feature of my face is my eyes, because they are big and bright with long eyelashes.
Riley’s favorite feature:
My favorite feature is my eyes because I feel like they’re my most unique feature!
Sarah’s favorite feature:
My favorite feature would be my complexion. I love my complexion because I’m very blessed and don’t get a lot of acne.
Sommer’s favorite feature:
Although I have to work a little harder in the summer to prevent sunburns, my fair skin would be my favorite facial feature because I have a slight pink flush that eliminates the need for blush!