SELF LOVE PROJECT: CAROLINE | CHATTANOOGA PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER



Alessia Cara "Scars to your beautiful" Cover by:  REBECCA BLACK & KHS | WATCH VIDEO

I started this project last year and started it off with two beautiful women, however things got a little hectic on my end.  I am battling depression and Anxiety.  The past few months have been some of the worst, but I am trying to deal with it. This project is in many ways about me too. We all fight our own battles and it's how we learn to deal and cope that helps us make sense of it all.

A few months back I was listening to Beyonce and one of my favorite songs of her played.  The name of that song was Pretty Hurts. Listening to the song gave me an idea for my Self Love project. Most of the people that I shoot are female. They are constantly criticizing themselves before, during and after their shoots.  I decided that I wanted to do a project where I can empower females to love themselves as they are whether they wear a gorgeous dress and makeup or just a random t-shirt and jeans. We don't need society to tell us how we should dress, look or act. You are all unique and your individuality makes you who you are.

With this project we focused on three aspects of ourselves as females. First off the way society wants to see us.  With our hair perfectly done, full face of makeup and dressed to the nines. Next I wanted to focus on stripping away all of that to get to the bare beauty. After we stripped away the fluff I focused on what makes each female special and gorgeous. 
"I have honestly struggled with the fear of being liked. I was afraid of someone not liking me. I wanted everyone to like me. Not just in the way I acted, but the way I looked as well. Growing up in the time when you had to look a certain way and have a certain size pant was really hard on me.  As well as my friends. Even though I was what many considered the perfect size I felt as if I had to be skinnier."
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If you would like to be apart of this project email me: bridget@goldygates-photography.com









1 comment:

Elizabeth Montgomery said...

Caroline is beautiful inside and out!

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