Missy was invited to do a shoot with me as part of the Bald is Beautiful program through Breast Friends. The women who seek support from Breast Friends have been going through chemotherapy and a really rough time in their lives. Many of them don’t feel beautiful after they lose their hair. Breast Friends and I want to show them that they are still beautiful. And we want to give them a day of pampering and joy. I absolutely love Missy’s smile. You can see it radiating through her eyes.
I asked Missy a few questions about her shoot and here are her responses.
Why did you want to do a photo shoot?
To show other women going through chemotherapy that you can OWN the ‘Bald is Beautiful’ look.
How did you feel as your were preparing for your shoot?
A little nervous.
What was your favorite moment of the whole experience?
(1) Never had my make-up professionally done before. (2) Having fun at the end, getting a little saucy.
How did you feel after seeing the photos we created?
Surprised they looked that good.
Do it! You owe it to yourself and your posterity to document your journey through life, no matter where it takes you.
It must come from within – you have to believe in your Self (capital letter intended! 🙂
Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir and Glamour Photography, Portland, Oregon