Seeing Through the Scars: A Photo Journey of Beauty Beyond Survival

The New Studio of Visual Arts in Jupiter will host A Photo Journey of Healing for Breast Cancer Survivors Art Exhibit and Charity Event from renowned Florida photographer Rhea Lewis. Kicking off with an Opening Reception on Friday, April 5th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the studio, the exhibit will run through the end of April to raise funds for breast cancer survival group The Lighthouse Dragons and the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Cancer event.

This art installation is introduced to the community as an effort to bring awareness that these photo sessions can truly help breast cancer patients and survivors embrace new perspectives on personal beauty, recapture sensuality and self-confidence no matter the changes they have undergone. In contrast to frequent depictions of scarring and the difficulties that often accompany a positive breast cancer diagnosis, the exhibit aims to look beyond the battle and encapsulate the inner light of women who refused to be defined by the effects of the disease.

Rhea Lewis is an award winning photographer and the proprietor of the highly regarded studio in Jupiter. With a focus on empowering women through boudoir photography, Rhea has been working with breast cancer survivors since 2017. Her work has captured women throughout various stages of the disease: from diagnosis to 20 year survivors. Additionally, she serves as a public speaker and mentor for other artists. Rhea was named Photographer of the Year by the Professional Photographer’s Guild of the Palm Beaches and was included among the top 10 of all photographers in Florida by Florida Professional Photographers Association.

The Lighthouse Dragons are a team of breast cancer survivors and their supporters. Their mission is to
promote the physical benefits of an active lifestyle along with the providing support and a sense of community to all those afflicted by breast cancer through the sport of dragon boating.

Making Strides against Breast Cancer is a national event held by the American Cancer Society to honor breast cancer survivors and promote measures to reduce risk of the disease.

Exhibit and Event: The New Studio for the Visual Arts Opening Reception: April 5th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 1615 S. Cypress Drive, Suite 1 Jupiter FL 33469

Thinking of a Boudoir Shoot? How to Prepare

Thinking of a Boudoir Shoot? How to Prepare

You are coming up to the time in your life where everything is about to change for the better. Would you like to capture that moment in time, just before your wedding day, when you are feeling like a total babe and you’re excited for the months and years ahead? Not to mention, it also makes an awesome gift for your groom on your wedding day!

We completely understand. It takes a lot of confidence to strip down to your pretty underwear, especially in front of a camera! You have to put a lot of trust into your photographer as with any kind of photo shoot on what it is you are looking for and how you want your photos to turn out. This is why we have put together some advice for your bridal boudoir photo shoot.

  • Get what you want!
    Make sure the photographer shoots and understands the type of boudoir style you like and want. This may sound obvious, but check out our bridal boudoir portfolio before your shoot and feel free to talk to us about any ideas you may have or want to try to accomplish during your bridal boudoir shoot.
  • Invest In New Lingerie
    Use this experience as an excuse to give your lingerie drawer an overhaul! This is a perfect opportunity to put away that old lingerie and start fresh for your newly married life. With a few new additions of lingerie or negligees these will help you feel elegant and beautiful during the bridal boudoir photo shoot and future rendezvous with that special someone! Confidence is the ultimate accessory for a successful shoot. Lots of elements contribute to the success such as your photographer, outfits, hair and makeup!
  • All About Props
    If you think you might be a bit nervous prior to the photo shoot, be sure to ask us about the types of props we have. During our bridal boudoir photo shoots, brides-to-be, usually feel more comfortable if they have something to do with their hands. Some suggestions may be a floral bouquet, a loose single flower or something that you can hold. Also, if you would like to use a veil, it can create very beautiful imagery and also gives you a little bit of coverage making the photos more suggestive!
  • We have a Glam Squad!
    You have enough to worry about on the day of the bridal boudoir photo shoot so leave the hair and makeup to us! This will help with your confidence during the photo shoot and allow you to have a successful photo shoot. Also, a pro hair and makeup artist also understands how good hair and makeup translates on the camera which is very important.
  • Prettiness Preparation
    Prep your face and body before the photo shoot is important as well. Be sure to drink lots of water in the lead up to the shoot, avoid alcohol as it dries out your skin and increases redness. Also, be sure to skip the any fake tans as orange marks are a photographer’s nightmare and are tough to edit out. Last but not least, make sure you get a good night’s sleep before your shoot!
    By taking these few tips into consideration will help make your bridal boudoir photo shoot a success. Here at Rhea Lewis Photography, we strive to make you as comfortable as possible and strive to provide you with the photo shoot you want to show that special someone! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us and schedule your session as they tend to book quickly!

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