Project Beauty was started by Cincinnati photographer, Thomas Nguyen. The goal was about redefining true beauty AND how "beauty" is displayed on social media (because we are ALL bombarded by seemingly perfect people in perfect images every.single.day on social media, right?). It's impossible to live up to these standards that we see day after day.
The world tells us beauty is perfection (perfect skin, hair, makeup, body size and shape... does the list ever end?), but God tells us that beauty comes from our inner self and HE says that each one of us has great worth. It's time to stop. To accept ourselves and each other AS WE ARE.
'Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.' - 1 Peter 3:3-4
YOU ARE ENOUGH - just as you are! Project Beauty is a photo session that takes place with NO MAKEUP, NO CONCEALER, NO RETOUCHING, NO FILTERS. It's just beautiful people as they are - and it has made my heart so happy.
"Confidence is knowing what your faults are, being OK with them, and liking yourself anyway" - Sue Bryce
"You should know you're beautiful just the way you are - And you don't have to change a thing, the world could change its heart" - Alessia Cara
It is my hope that every one of these sweet girls has a little more pep in their step - that they know they are worthy just as they are. That makeup and dressing up can be fun - but it is NOT what defines them. And maybe all of this can be an inspiration to everyone watching.
We had some pretty kick butt inspiring music playing during our Project Beauty sessions and I thought I would share
Project Beauty 360 playlist on Amazon link: Project Beauty 360 Playlist