Empowering Women's Portraits | Jamie's Rise Above

July 2, 2019

“The Empowered Women” by Sonny Carroll


The Empowered Woman, she moves through the world with a sense of confidence and grace.


Her once reckless spirit now tempered by wisdom.


Quietly, yet firmly, she speaks her truth without doubt or hesitation and the life she leads is of her own creation.


She now understands what it means to live and let live.


How much to ask for herself and how much to give.


She has a strong, yet generous heart and the inner beauty she emanates truly sets her apart.


Like the mythical Phoenix, she has risen from the ashes and soared to a new plane of existence, unfettered by the things that once that posed such resistance.


Her senses now heightened, she sees everything so clearly.


She hears the wind rustling through the trees; beckoning her to live the dreams she holds so dearly.


She feels the softness of her hands and muses at the strength that they possess.


Her needs and desires she has learned to express.


She has tasted bitter and savored the sweet fruits of life, overcome adversity and pushed past heartache and strife.


And the one thing she never understood, she now knows to be true, it all begins and ends with you.


Are you ready to honor your strength and take flight? There are so many ways to reclaim your power, to showcase your pleasure, your joy and your strength. We were honored to photograph Jamie Applebaum, pictured here, during her recent transformation. Contact us when you’re ready to document your journey with timeless portraits.









Crystal McMonnies is a fine art, fashion, and editorial photographer based in Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR. She creates custom, moody, styled sessions for clients, and is passionate about capturing love, and wild, emotional stories for women, couples, families, and badass boss babes.






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