Beauty {Soul&Story}

Soul&Story is a personal project a friend of mine started last year to showcase the natural beauty and beliefs of every day women through a make-up-less photoshoot and interview. Gasp, no makeup?!

Yup, no photoshop, touch-ups or brush downs! Just your beautiful God-given face and a camera.

WHY???? Beauty has come to mean a lot of new things in the past decade or so and one of those things we don’t want it to mean is make-up! Is makeup bad? NO. Is it fun? YES, but it can also have harmful side effects when it is not balanced with a healthy view of oneself. There are so many young (and older) girls who feel pressured to wear makeup in order to be beautiful. This project was started in the hopes that it would encourage women of all ages that real beauty starts with who you are and not something that can be picked up at the nearest convenience store.

I have had the pleasure of photographing several women, ages 15-30+, from different parts of the world and from different walks of life. If you’d like to read more about who they are and see more beautiful photo’s click here :)

And also don’t be shy to leave a comment (or two) about how amazing these women are! Also, share some spoken loving to the beautiful women in your own life. It never hurts to be reminded ; )

Look out world, here she comes!!

Megan, my lil mumpkin! Is it really time for you to head off to college??! I’ve known Megan for a long time now and one thing I have learned about her is that she is a woman of excellence. If she sets her mind to do something, then she’ll get it done and do it better than good :-) I will miss her being only a hop and a skip away but am so so stoked for what’s in store for her as she embarks on this new adventure. Thank you for being such a great friend, please come home on holidays! 😉



Chun Family| Honolulu, Hawaii

Sheri is my eldest cousin that looks the youngest. She is a hard worker, loving mom, and great cousin. Although I hardly get to see Sheri or her little ones (we live on different islands) when ever we do get together it is always a great time filled with lots of love, cuddles and good food 😉 I love my family!!

p.s. Special shout out to my second eldest cousin, Ashley for being our personal toy shaker and baby smile maker :-)