May 15, 2022

Project Beauty 2022 | Amanda Howse Photography 

“You are born with beauty, even if it’s different from what society says it should be.” – Abby, AHP Senior 2022 

Project Beauty 2022

While all our AHP Model Team shoots are designed to showcase the innate beauty present in each of our senior girls, Project Beauty 2022 is special. For this shoot, we asked the girls to be truly vulnerable in front of the camera by forgoing our usual “camera-ready” routine. Including trends, jewelry, and even nail polish that could distract from the main focus: them! Project Beauty was created by Thomas Nyguen in 2017. He has led the senior photography movement to redefine true beauty for high school girls by emphasizing their natural beauty in place of the curated images they are so used to seeing. We are happy to have been taking part in this campaign for 4 years!! I cannot wait to see how much fun the next group of girls has too!

Beauty Without The Filters

Between make-up, media filters, strategic poses, and photoshopping, unrealistic views of beauty are all too present in the daily lives of high schoolers. Image after image portraying impossible standards. Make-up is SO fun, and we use it all the time in our AHP Model Team shoots to accentuate the natural beauty of our girls. However, our goal is that these girls leave high school feeling happy and confident in the skin they are in. Make-up or not. That is one reason why I love our #ProjectBeauty photoshoot. I want the girls to see how beautiful they are just as they are! Or as Model Team member Trinity said, “Your personality over anything else.” I could not agree with her more!

Naturally You

Our senior girls were extremely brave to go in front of the camera in a state they aren’t used to. Even if they are someone who is used to going mostly make-up free in their day-to-day life, it is never the case when they come to the studio to be pictured. At the beginning of the day, I could tell the girls were a little nervous about how this shoot would go! Naturally! But by the end, they grew even more comfortable with each other. More importantly, they had grown more comfortable with themselves.  It is amazing what just a couple of hours of embracing their perfect imperfections can do! “I’m so happy to have this experience and will cherish these photos forever.” Hannah, 2022 Model Team.  

What Does Beauty Mean to You?

Part of our Project Beauty campaign is unpacking what beauty means to each person. It can be hard to define! In a world that readily defines what beauty is to young girls, it is powerful to be able to state openly and boldly what YOUR definition is. After their Project Beauty experience, Nyguen wants these girls to, “ have the strength and courage to tell their story and to serve as an ambassador and a voice to those who have none.” You can read what our girls had to say in their handwritten notes accompanying each of their photos. Their words are beautiful and powerful, just like them! I want to thank these girls for being open to Project Beauty and sharing their words with each of us on the team, and with you all! Keep scrolling below to see how AH-mazing the photos turned out!

 

Empowering Portraits for High School Seniors | Project Beauty 2022 | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyProject Beauty 2022 with the AHP Model Team | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyHow Project Beauty Helps Build Self Esteem | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyAHP Model Team Group Portrait for Project Beauty | How to Host a Project Beauty Photoshoot for Your Model Team | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyHonest Reflections on Project Beauty from a High School Senior | Project Beauty 2022 Portraits at Studio 253 in Tacoma | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyWhat Beauty Means To You | Reflecting on Social Media Beauty Standards | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyPose Ideas For Group B&W Photoshoot | Group Shots From Project Beauty 2022 | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyAn Honest Look at Project Beauty, from the Perspective of a High School Senior | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyReflections on Natural Beauty from a High School Senior | Black and White Portraits without Makeup or Editing, Project Beauty 2022 Campaign, Washington Senior Portraits at Studio 253 | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyProject Beauty Shoot at Studio 253 | Tacoma, Washington Studio Portrait Session To Redefine Beauty Standards | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyHigh School Girls Embracing Their Natural Beauty | Project Beauty 2022 | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyBefore and After Project Beauty Photoshoot | Embracing Change To Social Media Expectations in Teenage Girls | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyHigh School Senior Girls Posing Together for Project Beauty | What to Wear for Project Beauty Campaign, Pose Ideas for Senior Girls, Barefoot Studio Portraits | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyNatural Beauty Versus Media Portrayal | Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyUnedited Senior Portraits With Model Team Girls | Project Beauty 2022, Showcasing True Beauty Without The Filters, Fashion, and Make-Up | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographySenior Girls Embracing Natural Self | Finding Inner Beauty and Personality in Front of The Camera | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyLaidback senior portraits of the AHP Model Team | Project Beauty 2022 | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyConfidence in Embracing Natural Beauty | Make-Up Free Portraits For Project Beauty 2022 at Studio 253 | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyBlack and White Model Team Photos For Project Beauty 2022 | Powerful Photos For Senior Girls | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyWho You Really Are is Beautiful | Studio 253 Project Beauty Individual Portraits | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyEmbracing Natural Beauty Without Filters | Overcoming Media Portrayal of Socialized Beauty For Young Women, Project Beauty 2022 | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyHigh School Girls Supporting Other Girls | Natural Beauty in Studio 253 | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyEmbracing Your Personality Over Anything Else | Project Beauty 2022, Honest Reflections From Senior Girls About Social Media and Toxic Beauty Standards | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse PhotographyBlack and White AHP Model Team Group Portrait | How to Host a Project Beauty Photoshoot for Your Model Team | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Senior Photographer Amanda Howse Photography

Let’s Connect!

If you or someone you know is interested in embracing your natural beauty for their senior year, let’s chat! We still have 4 spots available on our 2023 Model Team. Check out the Model Team Website for more info or contact me ASAP! You can reach out on my website, by phone (530-412-0730) or by email ([email protected]). I can’t wait to hear from you!

Project Beauty 2022 | Amanda Howse Photography

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