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Extraordinary: the Over 50 Revolution – Beth

Beth wanted to participate in Extraordinary: the Over 50 Revolution because she loves the idea of a movement specifically to show the beauty of older women.

Portrait of Beth, standing, leaning on a table draped with beige fabric in front of a beige, hand-painted backdrop
Hair & makeup by Donna Cotnoir

“I’ve always observed such character and wisdom in an older woman’s face. I also hoped to get back in touch with a lost part of myself, which Maundy so expertly accomplished.” Beth said.

Portrait of Beth, seated, wearing a scarf, for the Over 50 Revolution

“As a society, we are bombarded with images of youthful women airbrushed to perfection. We also see older women attempting to recapture their youth with injections or an artful scalpel. Aging is inevitable. We can fight it or embrace it.” 

Profile portrait of Beth, reclining, from her photo session for Extraordinary: the Over 50 Revolution

“I feel like a bit of a late bloomer; at 50, I didn’t think much of my age as I was busy raising my three kiddos. However, I turned 63 this year, which had much more impact. All at once, I am more mindful of how I spend my time and with whom I spend it. I am operating more from a lens of ‘if not now, when?’ as I consider travel, career shifts, and other downtime activities.” 

Headshot of Beth in front of black background

Beth’s role models growing up included my mother, her grandmother “MiMi”, her sisters, and her cousins. She said, “Mom enjoyed her career at the local newspaper. I appreciated the fact that she was ‘always in the know.’ MiMi was an outspoken, feisty Irish woman who enjoyed her social life – especially when it involved beer and lobster!” She is also close to her sisters and cousins, who she describes as “witty, intelligent, and beautiful.”

Casual portrait of Beth from her photo session for Extraordinary: the Over 50 Revolution. She is wearing a striped shirt, leaning against a light gray wall

When asked her advice to women who are younger than her, she said, “It is so important to embrace YOU as God made you. Don’t believe the lies of the nip-tuck world. Eventually, it all will wrinkle and sag – embrace the wisdom of your journey.” 

Casual portrait of Beth wearing a sweater, smiling for Extraordinary: the Over 50 Revolution

Beth feels that her work as a trauma therapist might be her greatest effect on the world. She changes the lives of her clients by offering them a safe space to process and heal.

Casual portrait of Beth for her photo session for Extraordinary: the Over 50 Revolution. She is wearing a casual turtleneck sweater

Only Three Sessions Left for Extraordinary: the Over 50 Revolution

There are only a few more sessions available for Extraordinary: the Over 50 Revolution. Join us! You can find out more about his luxurious and empowering experience, HERE

A few sessions are also still available this year for individuals, couples, small families, mothers & daughters, and best friends. Learn more about the Portrait Experience HERE