You don’t have to wear ballgowns & tiaras to feel beautiful. Some of us feel beautiful in jeans and sweaters & some of us feel beautiful with no makeup on. Less is more kind of a feel. Jennafer was one of my favorites to photograph. She is effortlessly beautiful and was down for about anything we threw at her. This project is about feeling beautiful in your own skin, accepting your body the way it is and all in all being yourself.

From the eyes of her daughter: Jennafer Woitena, my mother, has accomplished more in her 36 years of living than most individuals accomplish in their entire life. As a child she was a star athlete which lead her to play softball and basketball at Wesleyan College. At the young age of 21 she became a police officer in order to protect the general public. Throughout her career she has been one of the top performing traffic officers all while simultaneously being a loving mother to four children. Recently, she was chosen as one of the few to be apart of the bomb squad for her department. Some of her passions include spending time with her family, skydiving, and playing rugby for a local women’s league.

From Jennafer: I would be doing an injustice to the entire reasoning behind this photo shoot if I did not mention my Mother. She by far makes it possible for my family to be able to do everything we do. At the drop of a hat she is there for me and my family. A 5am wake up call to watch the boys so I can go to work is a weekly thing and i never hear a gripe. If I can be half the mother she is I will consider that a WIN. 

Clothing provided by: Luxie Plum

Makeup by: Lauren Belter

Hair by: Sonnie Mans