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MODERN PORTRAITS BY JESS LEGASPI

BEAUTY UNVEILED 1


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YOU ARE OF INFINITE WORTH HERE ON THIS EARTH, BEAUTY IS MADE MANIFEST IN WOMAN. EVERY. SINGLE. WOMAN. I TRULY BELIEVE THIS. IF YOU DO N ’ T F E E L B E AU T I F U L , H AV E EVER BEEN MADE TO FEEL LIKE YOU ARE LESS THAN ENOUGH, O R C A N ’ T B E L I E V E T H AT Y O U POSSESS BEAUTY WITHIN YOU- I P R AY I ’ L L H AV E T H E C H A N C E TO PHOTOGRAPH YOU IN THIS LIFE. I WA N T TO K N OW YO U R S TO R Y .

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A few weeks before Jess and I took photos

SHE IS LOVELY

together, I really was feeling down and out about my looks and how I felt about myself. I honestly started to make a mental note about everything that I don’t like about myself, I don’t have perfect skin and super straight teeth, and I don’t have a super model like body. It was truly weighing down on me.


But then I saw that Jess put out a model call,

and drove over to the little purple flower field and

and I just kinda felt like maybe I should. I’ve taken

we started taking pictures. Immediately when she

family photos with her before and I wanted to do

started taking my pictures she would say things

something with her again, plus I honestly had not

like “oh gosh, girl, that’s gorgeous” or she would

been getting ready lately so I wanted something

say “beautiful!” And I felt like that list I made in my

to look cute for.

head just started dwindling down. She helped me

I went to her house and honestly she already

feel beautiful in such a short amount of time and

made me feel comfortable. We loaded up her car

I’m really grateful for the experience.


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C R E AT I V E B E A U T Y THEMED SHOOTS

I LOVE TO CREATE. SHARE YOUR IDEAS WITH ME. LET’S BE WEIRD + WONDERFUL TOGETHER.

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SHE IS SIMPLY STUNNING

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something

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I’ve discovered over time. Even more

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recently,

I’ve

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come to realize how deeply I want to

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unveil beauty. In myself, my daughter,

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photograph. Beauty can be a spiritual

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experience

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back

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weird. and wonderful. I’m so glad we

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aren’t

the

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veniam reprimique delicatissimi, et clita incorrupte

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lovely

people

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created

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to

bringing It’s

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exactly

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B E AU T Y PAU S E S B E L OW T H E S U R FAC E. UNVEILING DEPTHS, AWA K E N I N G YO U R S P I R I T. - JESS LEGASPI

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Jess Legaspi, photographer, free-spirit, wife + mom I’m not one of those photographers who has

That world became my passion when my first

loved photography my whole life. I didn’t start

child, Paislee, was six months old and I decided

using my mom’s little old film camera when

to dive into being a work-at-home mom and

I was five and never put it down. In fact, I didn’t

pursue my new-found passion for photography.

even realize that I was interested in photography

I’ll admit that my first images were nothing

until I graduated from college with a degree in

particularly special, but I’ve learned so much

Business Administration and acquired a point-

over the 5 years I’ve been photographing people.

and-shoot

felt

I

me!

all of us women are in front of the camera.

like

a

Nikon

whole

camera.

new

world

Taking opened

pictures up

to

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learned

very

quickly

how

uncomfortable


“You can ‘Photoshop’ that, right?”

closely linked. We must acknowledge both the inside and outside. Our perception of beauty

“You can take 20 pounds off when you edit!”

has been distorted by how we were raised, how we’ve been taught about self-confidence,

“Ugh, I hate my smile.”

what

we’ve

seen

have

expereinced

in

social

media.

Some

sexual/physical/emotional

And it broke my heart. We hate seeing ourselves

abuse, and so much more.

in photos.. We hate seeing the one thing we’ve

I want to know your story.

focused on for years; the extra weight, the not-

I want you to feel beautiful in your own skin

so-perfect skin, our smile, and the list goes on.

and not feel like you have to look like someone

BEHIND THE LENS So, we stay out of photos or we hide in the back.

else. For this reason, I do minimal retouching

We demean ourselves in front of others. We

and I do not alter the shape of the face or body.

can’t take a compliment well. These things are

I want to teach you how to pose and look good

so pervasive among us, and I am fed up with

in front of the camera, not just “photoshop” you.

it. This self-esteem issue is much deeper in our

We shouldn’t, CAN’T, wait until we reach that

hearts than we realize. In mid-2013, I realized

“desirable” weight or feel better about ourselves.

that I had to do something to help women feel

What if we never get there? What if we don’t

beautiful. So, I set my sights on photographing

live to get there? We must BE in photographs

women beautifully, teaching them how to take

not just for those we love but for ourselves as

a good photograph (whether with me or at a

well! Please don’t avoid these times that will

family dinner), and allowing them to experience

make you feel vulnerable. Choose to embrace

the

the beauty you have in the here and now

astonishing

light

of

their

own

beauty.

because that is what will truly open you up. Am I lovely? This is a question we long to have answered... I see

This is my passion.

it in myself, my friends, the women I photograph,

“Today was the first day I actually felt beautiful.”

and especially in my young daughter. Because of

“The memory of that day is still one of my

this, I want to empower everyday women to feel

favorites.”

BEAUTIFUL in their own skin through stunning

“Seeing these photos helps me to see that the

portraits and imagery. Now, I know that beauty

lies I’ve believed for so long (about myself) are

is not just what’s on the outside – it is about

not true.”

who you are as a woman. BUT the two are very

This is why I do what I do.

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SHE IS C A P T I VAT I N G

W

hat is beauty? Is it a societal construct? Something only certain people have? Maybe,

but then again, maybe not. Beauty can

be outward appearance, yes, but beauty is also the heart. Beautiful is something you feel, not just something to be. And in that, we can all find beauty - surface or depth, obvious or hidden, known or mysterious. Am I a good mother? A good friend? An avid reader? Do I work with my hands? Am I a quick thinker? Do I make people laugh? Beauty is anything you want it to be; find it, embrace it,

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believe it. - C o l l e e n Th o m p s o n


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SIMPLY BOLD

THERE ARE MANY TIMES IN MY LIFE WHERE I FEEL LIKE I AM TOO MUCH AND NOT ENOUGH ALL AT THE SAME TIME. BEING A WOMAN IS COMPLICATED.

BEAUTY

IS

COMPLICATED.

BUT

EMBRACING OUR OWN KIND OF BEAUTY IS WHAT COMES THE HARDEST. BE KIND TO YOURSELF. THE WORLDS NEEDS YOU AND IT NEEDS TO SEE YOU! I CHALLENGE YOU TO EXIST IN PHOTOGRAPHS.

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BEAUTY BEGINS THE MOMENT

YOU DECIDE TO BE

YOURSELF - COCO CHANEL

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