It’s time to change the conversation around beauty. I want to show you that wrinkles are beautiful, curves are beautiful, scars are beautiful, kindness is beautiful, confidence is beautiful, intelligence is beautiful, resilience is beautiful. That YOU are beautiful, just the way you are.
MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT
The “21 Tales of Real Women” project is an initiative to photograph womxn of diverse backgrounds, ages, and sizes and show that their beauty isn’t defined by some kind of unrealistic standards we’re led to believe to be true.
It’s about celebrating you, your inner strength, your life, your achievements, and your beauty that shines from within.
It's about so much more than just "pretty pictures" (though trust me, you will LOVE your photos!). It’s about transforming the way you see yourself. My hope is for you to truly reconnect with yourself, and see your beauty and spirit the way others already see you.
Let these portraits and accompanying stories empower, inspire and encourage other women and change the way they look at themselves.
It’s about changing the definition of beauty, one portrait, one story at a time.
Let’s do this together.
"THESE PHOTOS ARE TRULY AMAZING ELODIE AND THEY HAVE TRULY UNEARTHED A NEW FOUND CONFIDENCE. I WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL TO YOU."
TAKE A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES OF A PHOTOSHOOT
“I LOVE THIS PHOTO. I SEE MY WRINKLES & IMPERFECTIONS AND ALL OF ME IS THERE AND I LOVE ALL OF IT.
IT'S ALL THAT I AM AND ALL I WANT TO BE."
WHY SHOULD YOU DO THIS?
To get a day just for yourself, get pampered and celebrated - especially after this testing year
To show up for yourself, as yourself, with confidence and courage
To give yourself some of the love and kindness you give so freely to others
To embrace every freckle, line and scar no matter your age, shape or size; and recognise that you are perfect with your imperfections, just the way you are.
To show that beauty isn't one size, age, or look
To help uplift other women who have felt unseen
To create a legacy for your loved ones to enjoy for generations to come
To live by example so the next generation of girls can learn to love themselves more
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
All womxn are welcome and the 21 slots will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.
I would love to photograph a variety of womxn of all ages, shapes and sizes. Womxn with different views, experiences, from various walks of life.
Whether you currently feel invisible, empowered or somewhere in between, know that you are enough and your story matters.
Every woman’s story is inspiring. Every woman is beautiful and deserves to be seen.
Hello, I'm Elodie
Growing up, I used to admire and collect portraits from magazines and thought this level of confidence and poise was the privilege of a few models and Hollywood stars. I’ve never felt like I fitted into the media's beauty standards, and for many years it has affected my self worth.
But I’ve come to realise that our physical features are the least interesting thing about us. So when I photograph people, my goal is to show their energy, their personality, their unique light. THIS is beauty. It's in all of us, and it looks different for each and every one of us. And my job as a portrait photographer is to bring it out and to reflect it back in your portraits.
I’ve made it my mission to empower 'everyday' people through portraits worthy of a glossy magazine or a beautiful piece of wall art. Even if right now you don’t feel on top of your game. Even if you don’t feel enough yet.
Because showing you in these beautiful portraits who you can be, or even who you already are, brings so much power. And I want you to do it for you, too.
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