True Beauty – Fashion Shoot for Exposed (by Christine Kay, Chicago Photographer)

I was approached to do a photoshoot for a new organization that is launching called “Exposed”. I couldn’t be more happy to support this organization. These two beautiful ladies are the founders of Exposed. They are working together to put on conferences for young ladies to discuss the true beauty of a woman. Their aim is to expose the lies that society tells and perpetuates about what gives a woman value/beauty. Their goal is to create an open forum for  young women to talk about the hurts, pains, and negative influences that have shaped their perceptions of themselves and replace them with the Truth.  They want to show that you can be beautiful, you can be fashionable, you can be current without letting outward beauty be what defines your value and without needing to dress immodestly. Wow, right?! I am so excited for their organization and all the good they are going to do in the lives of young women everywhere!

They are putting together a website and needed photographs to use for their web presence. With their stylist, they came up with the concept for a shoot that included a vintage flair, high fashion look with fun, bold colors. They wanted to have a “Teen Vogue feel” to their shoot and have a young, fresh, fashionable, and modest vibe.

Clouds and rain were in the forecast on the day of shoot but we decided to make a go of it anyhow and hope and pray for the best! It only drizzled lightly throughout the shoot and then finally dumped at the end, just in time for us to complete what we needed to complete! We were very thankful, and of course, the overcast skies made for some gorgeous light! Nonetheless, props to these girls because they worked it out through the rain, the cold, the wind, and the wet sand . . . without one complaint! Great job, ladies!

A final image of the crew as we bolted for ‘dry land’ . . . thanks to our stylist, Robinson Ebony and our make-up artist, Shavon Thompson for rockin’ the shoot. Great job, ladies! It was so much fun to work on this shoot with you!