Hello beautiful, are you over 40 and fabulous? Then it's time to be seen, heard, & celebrated! We're looking for women ages 40 & up to join us for a one of a kind makeover portrait experience celebrating their beauty & lives. You will get the most beautiful portraits of yourself you've ever seen.
We will also be creating a project magazine filled with the stories of the women who participate in order to publicly celebrate. Then, since you'll already be at our luxurious studio in Dallas, Texas, with over 20 sets to choose from (pictured below), you'll get to experience a regular boudoir session, too.
Don’t believe you’re beautiful enough to be part of this project? THINK AGAIN. We're inviting you to embrace every scar, dimple, & grey hair because age does not define beauty. Whether you feel invisible, empowered or somewhere in between, know that you are loved, needed, & important!
We intend to disrupt & transform the way women over 40 are viewed by the media and the world at large. Our goal is to show that beauty is timeless by putting out beautiful, authentic images and real stories of women just like you. Join the movement - apply for a spot today.
LET'S SHOW THE WORLD THAT BEAUTY IS TIMELESS
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Beautiful Over 40 was created by Candace Perry of Beautiful You Studios. Growing up, she was made fun of for her skinny legs, buck teeth, & four eyes. She didn’t feel pretty until she had a professional makeover & shoot in later years.
In 2021 she turned 40, still single & suddenly being told by potential suitors that she no longer had value due to her age. Realizing that the aging process may be difficult for many women & not just herself, she decided to create this collection to show the world that women over 40 are beautiful, too.
Since becoming a photographer in 2010, Candace's work has been published internationally & she’s received numerous accolades including being voted into the Top 10% of boudoir photographers worldwide by 78 million voters from over 118 countries during Shoot & Share's photography contest in 2019. She is passionate about helping women of all shapes, sizes, & colors feel beautiful through boudoir photography.
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• Magazine shoot followed by a regular boudoir session at our Dallas, Texas, studio with over 20 sets to choose from. ($499 value)
• Free 8x10 matted print of the image in the magazine. ($299 value)
• Consultation and planning to make sure you look and feel your best.
• Professional hair & makeup styled by our talented artist.
• Bubbly & chocolates to ease those nerves.
• Posing direction to highlight your beauty and confidence by Candace, a former model.
• Free copy of the magazine featuring all of the project participants and their stories.
• Photo reveal to select additional products and collections available for purchase.
WINTER 2022 ISSUE
I still cry every time I watch the video from my boudoir shoot. I will never forget how I felt that day and how exhilarating it was. It showed me that I AM BEAUTIFUL! Since the boudoir shoot, I've continued to love myself for who I am. I've focused on my health & in 2 years I've lost a total of 86 pounds. To any women out there who think they can’t do this because they're not thin enough or have no idea how to pose, I'm here to tell you to go for it. Candace will help you every step of the way!
This was my second boudoir shoot with Candace. It was so so so empowering, I love this whole process, it’s worth the money for sure. It has been incredibly empowering for me to come from an abusive marriage & a lifetime of feeling less than & criticized for my physical appearance, to a place where I’m feeling confident.
This boudoir shoot was by far the coolest thing I’ve ever done for myself. Candace is the kindest & coolest person to work with. I felt comfortable & confident in my skin. I listened to her & trusted everything she said to make sure my boudoir pictures turned out great. From the beginning to the end, it was a phenomenal journey & I just want to thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. Anybody, no matter what size you are, I encourage you to do it. I will never forget this as long as I live!
"mY second shoot with CandacE WAS so empowering."
"by far the coolest thing I ever did for myself."
"2 years later, I still cry every time I watch this video."
What really impresses me with Candace is her attention to detail: She captured my undertones which is important to me as a dark-skinned woman, she showed me how to pose all the way down to my facial expressions & she had me make subtle changes that made a huge difference. I was just in absolute heaven once I got my boudoir album in. If you’re on the fence, just do it. Candace created a beautiful space, & she has an amazing sense of humor. It’s worth every penny.
When I had my boudoir shoot, I was blown away. Candace made me feel so at ease and more like catching up with an old friend. We laughed and talked through the entire boudoir session and you can see in my boudoir photos that she melted away all my doubts and nerves. I am so happy she helped me achieve such gorgeous boudoir photos that I can be proud of for the rest of my life. If you're on the fence, just book. You deserve to see you how others see you, and Candace can show you through her lens.
My boudoir shoot experience with Beautiful You Studios is difficult to put into words! I have always struggled with my self-confidence & was afraid that my anxiety would ruin it, but Candace and her group were absolutely amazing. They made me feel absolutely amazing and beautiful, I felt like a million dollars & was on Cloud 9 by the time I left. I would absolutely do it again!! Candace, you will never know how this experience changed my life and I will always be grateful to you! ❤
"Candace made me feel so at ease."
"I left feeling like a million dollars."
"what impresses me is her attention to detail."
I’m 51 and this boudoir session was a birthday gift to myself. One day I'll be able to look back & have a memory from when I was young. This was a very empowering experience & I think all women should try it at least once in their lives. I can’t even tell you how great you feel & it’s not as hard as you’d think. She walks you through it all & makes you feel extremely comfortable, & all of the boudoir pictures she takes are very classy. Thank you so much Candace, I love every boudoir photo.
It’s so empowering to see yourself in this light. This is the heaviest I’ve been, the most out of shape I’ve been, & of course, the oldest I’ve ever been, yet I was able to do a boudoir shoot that portrayed me in a light I’ve never seen myself in. Cellulite, flabby arms, none of it matters...this made my day. Ya’ll, if you don’t feel like anyone in your life sees you as beautiful including yourself, invest in a boudoir shoot. It’s so worth it. Thank you so much Candace, you’re amazing!
Candace was very hands on leading up to the boudoir shoot, addressing any concerns I had, taking the time to help me with the wardrobe. I was nervous going into it as it's completely out of my comfort zone, but those feelings went away once I met Candace. She's very welcoming & made me feel beautiful. I fell in love with all the boudoir pictures. It was wonderful seeing myself through someone else's eyes. I will definitely be going to her again in the future!
"it's so empowering to see yourself in this light."
"it was wonderful seeing myself this way."
"she makes you feel extremely comfortable."
Candace is amazing. I had trouble narrowing my boudoir photos down, I wanted everything. If you haven’t made an appointment with her, you need to do it, because this boudoir shoot is probably my most favorite thing in the whole world that I’ve ever done. I’m not a very adventurous person, I tend to stay nice & quiet at home, but she made the whole experience very comfortable throughout the entire thing. I love my boudoir album, I’m so glad I did it.
Stepping into my fierce femininity after several setbacks in life has been the best thing I could have done for myself. I love having these boudoir photos to see the essence of ME rising up & staring back at me. I never knew boudoir photography could speak so loudly, but I am in LOVE!! It's truly an art & an incredible outlet of expression. Looking forward to doing it again. I'm so glad I just took the plunge and said YES. Thank you for helping me see ME again!!
I’m a work from home mom of 2 boys so my opportunities to feel beautiful are few & far between. My uniform everyday is a t-shirt and yoga pants. Candace worked her magic and made me feel like a movie star! I loved all of the well thought out props she thought of for my boudoir session. Take some time out for yourself and feel beautiful with Candace!
"stepping into my fierce femininity after setbacks has been the best thing."
"Candace made me feel like a movie star."
"I had trouble narrowing my images down, I wanted everything."
Candace is a truly talented boudoir photographer and I can't wait to work with her again. She has an amazing eye, is unbelievably professional, and starts on time! This was a magnificent experience!
"Candace is truly talented...a magnificent experience."
releases october 2022
• Must be at least 40 years young.
• Must be available to shoot on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday afternoon.
•Must complete session by September 16, 2022.
• Must sign model release allowing us to use images & story in marketing.
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• Want to show the world that beauty is ageless & make friends within a community of like-minded women.
• Have been wanting to do a boudoir session for a really long time.
• Want to receive a significant discount in exchange for agreeing to share their images & story in our marketing materials.
• Want to take advantage of the additional perks our normal clients don’t get such as getting to be in a magazine.
THIS PROJECT IS BEST SUITED FOR WOMEN WHO:
If selected, you will pay a non-refundable $150 hair/makeup fee to hold your spot for this experience that would normally cost $799. As a thank you for participating, the hair/makeup fee will be applied as a credit towards a collection. During your phone consultation with our Studio Manager, she will answer any questions you may have regarding pricing.
Still interested? Click the button below to apply for a spot.