I really enjoyed this session with Nelly. She was so joyful, playful and she had great sense of adventure, enjoying the whole experience, both makeover and photoshoot.
Nelly turned 80 years old this year and this glamour portrait session was a gift from her granddaughter, Alex. We had this session planned for months! The intention was to photograph Nelly looking fabulous, have some of the large prints shipped to Chicago, where they'd be displayed at Nelly's surprise birthday party. It all turned out as planned! Nelly celebrated her milestone with joy and laughter, surrounded by people close to her heart and truly enjoying every moment and every person who came to celebrate with her.
The most beautiful thing I find in this story is the confirmation, that age is such a beautiful thing! Whether you are in your 20's or 50's, you are in the most exciting stage of your life. Not in the past, not 10 or 15 years ago, but right here, right now.
Age is just a number, it doesn't define you, it’s who you are, and how you choose to live your life that truly matters. So embrace your number the way Nelly did, be proud of it and enjoy every moment!
Truly HAPPY 80th birthday Nelly, all year long!!! <3
Hair and makeup by Bella Ti Artistry