Sue Bryce's photography focuses on connection and seeing the beauty of the woman which I totally resounded with. When I was 16, I used to do makeup and hair followed by a photoshoot. I don't have any of the photo files, (they are back at my parents computer) but I do have the little video I made.
**Note: I had no clue about song copyrights back then and do not claim any right to the songs used in this video**
Also when I was younger I was going to do the Miss South Jordan pageant and my platform was on encouraging girls and women to loving themselves through education, community service, and physical fitness. When I was 15 my mom bought me this AWESOME makeup set from Eyes Lips Face, which I used when I pretend to be a makeup artist. I always wanted to go to cosmetology but when I was younger I felt like it wasn't a "real" career. But I am kicking myself for not taking the course concurrently in high school since cosmetology school is so expensive. I am going to have to look into getting some grants or scholarships if I ever hope to go back to school for cosmetology. I want to do cosmetology to be licenses to makeup and hair for my dream Photography Studio.
What photography studio you ask?
One that specializes in women's portraiture!
I see so many beautiful women around me but I am to introverted to tell them I would love to photograph them and share their beauty with the world but more importantly with themselves. I know how hard it is to see the beauty in ourselves and to love yourself for who you are and to embrace ourselves for the wonderful person we are. I am still in the learning process of loving myself and will be for the rest of my life but what I have discovered is that I WANT to help other women discover themselves and learn how to take care of themselves emotionally, spiritually, and physically. I truly believe that women need to know they are beautiful inside and out. I have discovered that by taking a beautiful photo of them and helping them see they are beautiful is just one tiny step I can help them take in loving themselves. The most important person I can teach this to is my daughter, Abigail. If I don't take care of my self and don't love myself, what am I teaching her (and my son too, they need to know they are beautiful in a masculine way :) ) By loving myself, I will not only teach Abigail, but I will also teach John how to help all the women in their lives to treat themselves.
This is all a whirlwind of discovery for me and I am finally connecting the dots and working on learning where I need to be so I can do the most good. I am not in it for the money, I am in it for the good I could do. Everything is still developing and evolving but I would like to do a women's retreat conference one day and have an online presence where I can teach women how to love themselves and as my grandmother says, "be their OWN fairy God-mother." Speaking of my grandmother, I am so grateful for all the amazing women that I have in my family. They are such dynamic, intricate women that have a lot to offer the world and I look forward to picking their brains more about what I can do to help women.
On this journey I am taking I have been reading books on this very subject. My grandmother suggested I read, "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. This is an amazing book. It is not just for people who consider themselves artists, but for everyone who are interested and lighting a fire under your creative side. I have been listening to it on audio book up my copy just got here today! Thank you UPS man! I am looking forward to starting the 12 weeks and seeing how it transforms my view on creativity.
I am especially grateful for my dear husband. He has been encouraging me to be more outgoing and get past my blocks that I have. He surprised me and bought me a Nikon d7100 when I told him how serious I wanted to get about photography. I am extremely grateful for all his positive input and help he is giving me! Love you Trevor!
This is all so new to me but I am excited to go on the journey of self care and loving myself. What are some things you you think would be helpful to help others discover their beauty?