Like most women, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with magazines. While in line, I used to skim through them digesting the latest trends or tales. Of late though, I have avoided them all together. Not due to their prices or other distractions, but because they sell an image of perfection, luxury and comfort that is unattainable.
While researching lessons for our Girl Time group at Club Christ, I learned that 99% of images in magazines have been Photoshopped. There are entire Pinterest pages, videos and blogs dedicated to revealing the truth behind advertising. Laugh lines, cellulite, sun spots and wrinkles are erased or deleted. Women are touched up until they cease to look like themselves.
All of this stirred up inside of me a desire to hold another example of beauty up to the Club Christ girls besides the one they are inundated with day after day. I desired to reveal the face of true beauty. So a couple weeks back, each girl was assigned a historical woman who rocked the world. Women that were stunners, not due to sleek hair and flawless skin, but whose courage and fortitude was breathtaking. From Corrie Ten Boom to Rosa Parks, the girls researched and wrote about each woman, then had the opportunity to pose as her in a photo shoot.
Below are just a few of the photographs. It is my hope that each of these girls will emulate the qualities that these women possessed, rather than strive to achieve a fleeting physical perfection. I must give props to Jaime Moore for the inspiration behind the photo shoot. Also, thank you Scott Shots photographing the day and Lacey Daly at Serenity Salon and Spa for hair.