If you missed our latest newsletter then you missed my 50th birthday! That's okay because I celebrate it all month and this time all year with my 50 in 50 Dress Campaign.
It all started with the desire to continue to make others feel good but this time starting with myself #SelfLove. I bought a dress, had my lashes done, got a haircut (even some color) AND (ready for this) A TULLE skirt and crown. Yep! Cause it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t go 100 percent on this feeling pretty mission…and as ridiculous as I thought it would be to dress up in a “tutu” with a crown, the girl inside of me wanted to feel pretty. The funny thing is…for the first time in my life, I didn’t care how ridiculous this all may look…I did it for me…and I had a blast doing it!
Thank you to my wonderful friend and colleague Michelle Dixon for the awesome fun session.
It's a fluid reality that comes and goes.
Sometimes its's visible to others on the outside; sometimes it emanates from the inside.
And sometimes you have to make yourself feel beautiful to be beautiful.
~ Alex Borstein
My Birthday Wish
As I blow out the candles my birthday wish is to make other women feel as amazing as I felt during my portrait session and as excited as I do for every birthday yet to come. Ladies we can’t take them for granted and we MUST stop being so hard on ourselves. If I had a dime for every time a women says to me “I want to get pictures taken but I need to wait until I lose weight, find the perfect outfit, save up more money etc. etc.
The excuses are endless! So NO MORE excuses. I’m officially launching a campaign to combat all of the reasons why you haven’t had this photography experience. Forget the kids , spouse, dog, or job for a moment, and do it for you!
50 in 50 Dress Campaign
We're excited to announce the launch of the 50 in 50 Dress Campaign! 50 women in 50 dresses for my 50th! This is how it works.
In lieu of a photography session fee, I will photograph every woman that donates a dress to the Blossom Blue Studio wardrobe closet. I will coordinate the details for your portrait session and give you that YAASS QUEEN experience you undoubtedly deserve.
THEN, in the true spirit of paying it forward, I will take those dresses the following year and partner with a women’s non profit group in our local community to offer this very same self love portrait experience to women who may otherwise never have such an opportunity.
You can nominate your favorite local women's non profit below. The women who take part of the 50 in 50 campaign will have the chance to vote for the winning organization.
Hate shopping? Not sure where to start to find that perfect dress/outfit? No worries! I have created a dress inspiration list, of gorgeous, affordable and easily accessible clothing for you that will make this process super easy and all from the comfort of your own home. I found that one of the hardest things about finding a pretty dress was finding one in my size and budget. So for this reason, along with inspiration finds, I’ve also made a vendor list of online stores that carry clothing from 00-5XL. You'll find a lot of styles, sizes, and colors in a range of prices to choose from that will all photograph beautifully.
View our 50 in 50 dedicated page and from there you can shop, click and purchase!
Another thing I discovered was that for many women, strapless or sleeveless dresses don’t work. Many gorgeous styles are sleeveless and sometimes even backless. If you prefer a dress with more coverage, check out the list of accessories, with sleeve options, shawls, jewelry and more.
We are super excited and very hopeful that we can share the message of self love with wonderful women we already know and have yet to meet! Please call or email us to start planning your portrait session for the 50 in 50 Dress Campaign.