Real women. Real Beauty. Real Impact.
At Bought Beautifully, we believe in God’s amazing ability to create beautiful things.
This belief inspires all that we do, including how we design our photo shoots and the social media we share. It’s also one of the reasons we are so passionate about, and committed to featuring real, un-photoshopped women who embody real beauty.
Bought Beautifully’s Spring/Summer 2016 photo shoot was tangible of true beauty; people coming together to use their skills and gifts for a greater good! Not only was it a celebration of beautiful women making beautiful impacts, but it was also a celebration of the beauty and strength of family as it brought together a few of the most influential women in my life: my mother, my grandmother, my sister, my cousin, and beautiful sisters in Christ.
These women might be natural beauties in their own right, but we know it is their INNER beauty that radiates outward, and that is what Bought Beautifully strives to celebrate and honor! So, I wanted to take a minute to introduce you all to the hearts behind these pretty faces, and pay tribute to the legacy of love that they are creating.
Rosemary Rusing – My grandmother (94.5 years old). Yes, you read that right. She is turning 95 in October! Mother to 5, grandmother to 22, and great-grandmother to 7, Rosie is smart, sassy, and thoughtful. This woman has taught me countless important life lessons, but perhaps the thing that has left the biggest impression on me is how she continually and sacrificially cares for others – and has FUN while doing it.
Julie Ann Acklin – My mom. As a mother to 4 daughters and grandmother to 4 grand-darlings, this woman is pure gold with a spirit that is humble, selfless, hard working, creative and inspiring.
Brittany Ann Winslow – My youngest sister ♥, who also happens to be a brilliant human rights activist, social worker, deep thinker, and BIG lover. This lady inspires me daily by her ability to see things from different perspectives, and her commitment to fight for life for all – from the children in our welfare systems, to those forgotten behind bars.
Amanda Bazzell – My dear cousin, and mother to 2. She is a sincere and caring friend. She is open and honest, always striving for genuine and authentic relationships. This lady has a servant heart. From teaching special-ed, providing awesome life experiences to people with disabilities, to spending her days and nights caring for two little ones, this mighty woman constantly cares for others.
While the ladies in front of the camera radiate true beauty, the women behind the camera do so equally as well.
Carrie Zimmer and Sharon Carlson are the beautifully talented woman responsible for composing and capturing these faces.
While there is definite beauty in blood family like my sisters, Carrie demonstrates the beauty of the body of Christ coming together in love by using one of her many talents to capture the mission of Bought Beautifully through the lens of her camera. Thank you Zimmer Photography!
While Sharon, master curator of the antique pieces at One Hundred Chairs, has the magical ability to bring out the beauty in everything she touches.
From the beauty of the women captured on camera, to the beautiful impacts represented through the pieces adorning them, we are truly inspired by the hands and hearts that came together to make this shoot happen and thought you would be too!
Emily & Rebekah