POST FALLS, IDAHO
photograph of Camille by Sue Bryce 2012
My promise to you:
I believe that as women we often see ourselves without really LOOKING at ourselves. We see ourselves in passing in a reflection on a store window, putting on our makeup, or checking our clothes, but we don't often really look at that woman looking back at us in the mirror. I want to create photographs for you that call out to you to LOOK at the woman in the photographs and feel a true appreciation of who she is, what she's been through, and how beautiful she is.
When all is said and done, and you hold your photographs you will realize that what you hold in your hands is so much more than photographs... They are tangible reminders of how beautiful and valuable you are.
This experience has the power to change the way you see yourself FOREVER.
I will show you that you are beautiful.
My personal manifesto:
In spite of the bumps along the way, I am still here. I will not give up on becoming the person I dream of being. I will not be afraid to dress up, stand out, or fall down. I will not wait to see what everyone else thinks of something before I decide whether or not I like it. I will embrace the things that make me unique. I will chase my dreams and in doing so, hopefully blaze a trail for someone else. I will LOVE myself. I will stop basing my value on the size of my hips, thighs, or breasts, or the number on the scales. I will invest in myself and in the lives of people around me. I will stop hiding from the world. I will be noticed, and I will notice others. I will do my best to celebrate beauty at every turn. To sum it all up... I will do more than exist in this world. I. Will. Live.