The Beauty Project - Angela

This week I am featuring a dear friend of mine who signed up to be part of The Beauty Project. I've known Angela for around 25 years now, which is amazing.  I'm so glad she came in to get her portrait taken because she just recently celebrated a very special milestone birthday. Please enjoy her story and her beautiful portraits.

How old are you?  50

Are you from Calgary? If not, where are you from?  I grew up in BC but have lived in Calgary for almost 30 years.

Are you married?  Derek and I will soon celebrate 28 years of marriage.

Do you have children? I have 3 children.

What do you do for a living? I am a full time home maker, and part time music teacher.

Have you ever had a portrait session (by yourself) before? I haven't had individual photos taken since I was in my 20's.

Why do you want to participate in The Beauty Project?  First to support my good friend Lorraine. Second to see just what a camera in the hands of the right photographer can do for me.

What does beauty mean to you? God has given us so many beautiful things, moments and friends to enjoy and admire. Beauty in it's simplest purest form appeals to me. A sunset, a beautiful rose, a baby and the smile of a friend.

When do you feel the most beautiful?  When I am well groomed, well rested and feeling happy.

What does being a woman mean to you?  To represent the softer side of life, to be a nurturer, to be the wife of one husband, to revel in all things feminine.

What do you love about yourself?: That I am loved by an infinite God and cherished by a wonderful husband.

Tell me your story.: First, I am a follower of Jesus Christ, choosing to believe the Bible. Second I am the wife of a hard working self sacrificing man. Third I am privileged to have raised 3 wonderful children. Fourth I am proud to have come from a Christian heritage and belong to the larger family of the Church.

Angela, my beautiful friend, it was a pleasure to photograph you.  I'm honored to have been your friend for all these years, and I pray that you have another 50 beautiful and blessed years.