Portraits • Headshots • Plymouth, New Hampshire

Extraordinary: the Over 50 Revolution – Lisa

Last year I started my first campaign for women over 50. I wanted to help change the way the media and society define aging, to cultivate the freedom and confidence that result from appreciating—and loving–our own maturity. This campaign spoke to Lisa so strongly that she flew to New Hampshire from her home in California for a portrait session for Extraordinary: the Over 50 Revolution. She truly is extraordinary.

Behind the scenes during Lisa's portrait session for Extraordinary: the Over 50 Revolution

Hair & makeup styling by Donna Cotnoir

Lisa is drawn to simplicity, both in wardrobe and composition. She’s not afraid of serious expressions. I love these. We all know what a broad grin means, so we might be inclined to give that kind of image only a brief glance. All the other expressions are an invitation to the viewer to look closer. A closer looks creates empathy, and empathy creates connection; it brings people together.

A portrait of Lisa, sitting backward in a chair during her portrait experience for The Over 50 Revolution
Two portraits of Lisa wearing a leather jacket
A portrait of Lisa wearing white with a white background, seated, with her hands reaching toward the camera

Eyes open, eyes closed! Lisa was open to breaking the “rules” of portraiture.

Two portraits of Lisa, one with her eyes open, one with her eyes closed. She was open to breaking the "rules" of portraiture.

She was also open to challenging the expectations of how women are “supposed” to present themselves in a portrait – soft and sweet. Bravo to beauty AND power, in all its forms!

Two portraits of Lisa, seated, wearing white in front of a white background

In addition to portraits, we created headshots that Lisa can use for work.

Two headshots of Lisa with white background
A headshot of Lisa with a white background
Headshot of Lisa with a black background

In one set, we played with conveying emotion using a slow shutter combined with a little movement.

Slow shutter, black & white portraits of Lisa for The Over 50 Revolution
Portrait of Lisa, sitting cross-legged on the floor, wearing a black turtleneck
Black and white closeup portrait of Lisa for Extraordinary: the Over 50 Revolution 2023

Book Your Portrait Experience for The Over 50 Revolution 2024!

If you are a woman over the age of fifty, “The Over 50 Revolution” is for you. It’s for everyone who loves you and for other women of all ages, to help change the perception of women over 50 in our society. I hope you’ll join me in this luxurious and empowering experience. You can learn more HERE