A bit about Amy

I’m being bombarded by messages that constantly tell me that I’m not enough. In many aspects. I’m not making 6-figures like she is. I’m not fit like she is. I’m not taking enough time to look as put together as she does. Am I ENOUGH? As I figure this out for myself, I help show other women that they are, indeed, enough through photography. I can see the ways other women are strong, successful, and beautiful—when she cannot see it in herself. I am constantly searching to prove to myself that I am my best self at 26.

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"Taking control of who I Truly Am"

I’m the biggest control freak you’ll ever meet. My image, what I share with people, how I walk through my day, even life. Ask my boyfriend, it’s a challenge to get me to let go of my control. But I’ve found that when I do let go of my control, I take control of who I truly am. Maybe that makes sense, or maybe it doesn’t but Amy’s Me project gave me an opportunity to let go of my false sense of control and gain control and power in who I truly am. So despite every initial reaction, I took the opportunity and became the 50th woman to be photographed.

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Client Spotlight: Gretchen Shanks

Gretchen is one of many women I have met through Mellicia Marx. Mellicia owns Poplin Style Direction, and is incredible at finding clothing that supports every unique body, lifestyle, and personality. When I photographed her, Gretchen was transitioning into her newest passion and career as a sex and dating coach. Her website and business have been live for a few months, and she is accepting clients!

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How the Just Me project changed me

I knew that because of this project I was viewing other women and the world around me with less judgement and more love/understanding. This project has opened my eyes to all of the beauty and beautiful people that surround me every day. I am SO thankful for that. Why couldn't I give that same non-judgment and love to myself?

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"Just Me" Experience (her thoughts)

It was all very eye-opening and sort of made me feel like my entire life has been a lie.  I could've been wearing minimal make-up this entire time and people wouldn't have cared either way!  So yeah, that being said, I'm going to continue to embrace my face in its more natural state and remind myself that I'm perfectly acceptable just the way I am.

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"Just Me" Experience Testimonial

I have struggled with self love and self acceptance for as long as I can remember. Over the past 15 years I've put my body through physical and emotional hell, through countless diets, pills and painful "shapewear" to make myself look thinner. 

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"I saw you" (a poem)

What we fail to realize that who we allow in our sacred space are the ones who should feel honored. We are goddess that were created to carry the burdens that many would parish from the weight. 

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