After the successful completion of my first “Spotlight on Survivors” I look back at the day and I am speechless. As I go through the pictures I am reminded of how withdrawn, nervous and shy the survivors looked walking through the door; rightfully so…five strangers with only cancer in common walked into a room not really sure what would happen. As the process happened, I saw laughter, confidence, and a spark that was not there before. And in a nutshell, that is exactly why I did this event. I saw women who hadn’t considered themselves beautiful in some time be transformed with the help of a little hairspray and eyeliner so that the outside matched the beauty within. I saw the happiness, the laughter, the giddy jokes take over and the mood was changed. As each survivor stepped up for their own photo session I saw women who were strong, brave and beautiful. I saw connections being made and five strangers become five friends.
This day could not have been done without the help of my hair stylists and makeup artists who donated their time and talent (well above and beyond) as well as Kensington Market, who jumped at the opportunity for donating food and Fourteen G for the spectacular studio and all the help I received to make this day such a success. My wheels are already spinning for next years event!
For more pictures of the day, use the Client Access tab, Gallery ID 'Spotlight'.