Emergence

Definition of Emergence: The process of coming into view or becoming exposed after being concealed.  The process of coming into being, or of becoming important or prominent....

There seems to come a point in life where individuals decide to change their life.  Whether it is to become healthier, stronger, loose weight, travel more, start a new hobby, change jobs, etc. it can be a scary process.  I have been fortunate over the last eight months to be a part of such amazing changes.  A place where people of all ages, sizes and athletic capabilities come together to make the lifestyle change to become a healthier and stronger person. 

While working at The Camp Transformation Center and getting to really know the people who go there, I started to realize that many of the females, and males, had a hard time accepting the newer them.  Weight loss is funny, we get excited when we see the weight fall off, but there seems to be a disconnect between the eyes/mind and knowledge that one is becoming smaller...some still see the overweight self.  This is unacceptable.  All that hard work deserves to be brought to the spotlight so people can see exactly how strong they have become, what changes have been made and how beautiful they are inside and out!

I joined with up with some local talent, who attend The Camp, to bring together a photo shoot.  A shoot where women could come together and be pampered.  So many mothers and wives don't take the time to do anything for themselves...I wanted these women to see just how strong and beautiful they are.  With Shannon Hoffman on hair, Tiffanie Johnson on makeup and myself behind the lens, we gave these women an afternoon they would not forget.  Together these ladies have lost over 180lbs!!

More photos from this amazing afternoon!