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Photographer Helps Women Get Rid Of Insecurities By Photographing Them Like Celebrities (30 Pics)

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is an accurate quote by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford. Everyone views beauty differently: some find it in nature, some in the busy streets of cities. It especially varies when we’re talking about the beauty of people.

Sadly, sometimes people feel insecure in their own bodies. Maybe it’s because of some body issues—scars, age. There are many factors that can bring our confidence down. Then we can’t let our inner beauty shine through.

Emily London is a photographer with the goal of getting rid of any insecurities women have and making them feel like the queens they are. She helps women feel confident in their own skin by giving them incredible makeovers and then capturing their portraits. The women get transformed into models and Hollywood divas that could easily be on the most popular magazine covers or movie screens.

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Zoe’s Mom3 days ago

I like that they didn’t photoshop her face to look 20 years younger. Beautifully mature woman!64ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

This is some more information about Emily from her website: “I know what beautiful looks like. I can see yours. I know how to bring it forward, and how to capture it with my camera. I also know what it’s like to be a woman who struggles to see her own beauty. That’s why I’ve made it my mission to create the most beautiful portraits you have ever had. I want to show you how beautiful you are; to help you reconnect with the woman you see in your portraits, and be awed by her again.” Emily is based in Salt Lake City. She has two children and a German shepherd. Her hobbies include playing the ukulele.#2 

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Madison Lam3 days ago

pretty in both 🙂68ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

Many women have been made over by Emily. Here are some testimonials from them found on Emily’s website: “Using these elegant photos for marketing has catapulted my business and brand. Emily will deliver, then exceed, the look, style, and feel you are after. Her work is incredibly beautiful, and it reflects her heart and skill. My photo sessions with Emily will forever be some of my most treasured days.” – Rachel

“Treated like a Queen, nurtured, and bathed in love. This portrait taken by the magnificent Emily London envelops the feeling of my life, breathing light into what once was, what is, and what will be.” – Carita#3 

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lara3 days ago

She is drop dead gorgeous.60ReplyView more comments

“Emily London has the ability to bring your inner beauty out into a photo and capture the beautiful goddess that is meant to be seen.” – Annette

“Emily made me feel like the confident, beautiful, graceful, romantic women that I see in magazines. I wish every woman that I know could have that experience. They’ll come back to their family a changed woman.” – Wendy#4 

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Drew Sauveur3 days ago

Diva!21ReplyView more commentshttps://a8990fbc90506c6ed9e1b6c4da7b5eb9.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

“What Emily creates is simply breathtaking. She made me feel like a princess when I had my shoot, and I can’t express enough the love and talent Emily gives to every woman she works with. The pictures Emily did for me will be cherished for a lifetime.” – Sandy

“I approached the day of my session with trepidation, always disliking to have my photo taken. Emily is so caring and attuned to her clients. She instantly transformed my anxiety into excitement. The day turned into a luxurious and joyful adventure. I left the studio feeling exhilarated and rejuvenated. Happy at last, someone was able to capture that essence in me I wanted the world to see.” – Ronnee#5 

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Zoe’s Mom3 days ago

GREAT HAIR!30ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

As you can see, the women that worked with Emily are all very happy and have had their confidence boosted. This project has brought a lot of happiness to these ladies and the result is a lot of smiles.

What do you think of these transformations? Tell us in the comments and don’t forget to send love to Emily for all her amazing work!#6 

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Drew Sauveur3 days ago

Probably my fav!23ReplyView more comments#7 

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lara3 days ago

WOW30ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 

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Diver Driver3 days ago

I think she is much prettier without makeup. Perhaps it is the smile.47ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#9 

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Daria Z3 days ago

Wow, so good!24ReplyView more comments#10 

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Kimberley3 days ago

Beautiful!18ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#11 

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Ποιητικό Αίτιο2 days ago

I love the middle photo 🙂26ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#12 

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Juan Hernandez3 days ago

wow21ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#13 

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LittleMissLotus2 days ago

The after picture clothing is so much more flattering!30ReplyView more comments#14 

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Mrs. Wick3 days ago

Stunning!20ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#15 

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Juan Hernandez3 days ago

i like the before26ReplyView more comments#16 

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Esca Sav3 days ago

The dress in the third one <3 Looks stunning on her29ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#17 

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Drew Sauveur3 days ago

Whoa!22ReplyView more comments#18 

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Drew Sauveur3 days ago

Wow, beautiful!15ReplyView more comments#19 

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Monica Sargent3 days ago

She looks like a country music star!38ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#20 

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Mrs. Wick3 days ago

Wow! What a transformation!25ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#21 

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lara3 days ago

Perfect17ReplyView more comments#22 

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Drew Sauveur3 days ago

Mesmerizing…….eyes…yes, eyes…;)15ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#23 

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NanZ2 days ago

Wow! Who knew!13ReplyView more comments#24 

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Alex Bailey3 days ago

Prefer her hair as she does it.17ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#25 

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Kimberley3 days ago

Love the hair!23ReplyView More Replies…View more commentshttps://a8990fbc90506c6ed9e1b6c4da7b5eb9.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html#26 

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Jo3 days ago

They look really uncomfortable in the “re-make”36ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#27 

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Little Dino3 days ago

Her hair is really beautiful in the 3rd/last photo. 🙂30ReplyView more comments#28 

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Drew Sauveur3 days ago

Whooohoo those eyes!21ReplyView more comments#29 

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Zoe’s Mom3 days ago

I like her crooked smile.19ReplyView more comments#30 

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Joan OConnor2 days ago

Just lovely.12ReplyView more comments

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Google Doodles A Video Celebrating Hawaiian “Over The Rainbow” Singer IZ’s 61st Birthday

There’s no doubt that many, if not all, of you have heard the iconic song Over The Rainbow, originally performed by Judy Garland playing the role of Dorothy in the movie The Wizard of Oz from 1939.

If you’re like me, you probably first heard this song sung not by the original singer, but by another artist—Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, a Native Hawaiian singer, lyricist, and musician who performed the more familiar ukulele version of this song.

Despite his passing back in June of 1997, Kamakawiwo’ole has left an immense legacy not just in Hawaii, but the entire world. To honor this, Google came out with a Doodle celebrating his life as a musician and as a Hawaiian activist on May 20th, the day he would have become 61 years old.

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Google Doodles are known for celebrating the great and awesome things that have graced the world

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On May 20th, a number of countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Iceland were graced by a Google Doodle (given they open the search engine) dedicated to the late Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. As explained on Google’s Doodle website, the doodle celebrates the 61th birthday of the native Hawaiian ukulele player and activist as a part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

The artist is best known for his melodic and touching rendition of Over The Rainbow, which has struck a chord with the entire world. He was such a phenomenon in Hawaii’s history, dedicating his life to advocacy of Hawaii’s culture and values, Kamakawiwo’ole is often also called the Voice of Hawaii.

Image credits: Rainbow Team, Google

On May 20th, Google decided to celebrate the life and legacy of singer and activitst Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo`ole

Image credits: Rainbow Team, Google

“But Israel is so much more than one song; with his band and successful solo career, he redefined popular Hawaiian music through his own unique style and spread his love for the islands around the world. Thank you, Israel, for providing the soundtrack for Hawai’i and for continuing to move hearts around the world through your music,” reads Google’s page dedicated to this now iconic doodle.

There was also a full-length video released honoring Kamakawiwo’ole with imagery and animation prepared by the Rainbow Team at Google Doodle, and the soundtrack—yep, you’ve guessed it—the musician’s rendition of Over The Rainbow playing. The video retells the story of Kamakawiwo’ole, showing how he got his ukulele, his personality, his musical success, and his impact on Hawaiian culture.

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The Rainbow Team at Google came out with some doodles and even a video celebrating the icon’s life

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The doodle was directed by Sophie Diao, lead artist of the Rainbow Team at Google Doodle. She explained that she wanted to make an animated video about his life and legacy that would complement the song with a gentle and loose visual style. With the help of Dalani Tanahy of Kapa Hawaii, the video was embedded with traditional Hawaiian kapa, adding depth and dimension to the scene transitions, and Gabrielle Ahuli’i, a Native Hawaiian author and librarian, contributed overall ideas and feedback on making this doodle a reality.

“The foundation for the entire Doodle was the amazing phone call that we had with Jon (Israel’s producer) and Marlene (Israel’s widow). They were able to share their favorite stories about him and give so much context about who he was and what he was all about—even down to his favorite flower (plumeria),” said Diao.

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The doodles and video feature parts of IZ’s life all wrapped in a traditional and cultural Hawaiian aesthetic

Image credits: Rainbow Team, Google

She also explained that when she was talking to Jon and Marlene, she asked what Israel would’ve wanted the Doodle to be like, and the wife immediately, without hesitation, said “Happy. Life is beautiful. He loved life.” No matter what, Israel never lost his determination to keep going, and that is felt and seen in the doodle.

Kamakawiwo’ole died at the age of 38 due to respiratory, heart, and other medical problems connected to obesity, leaving a long list of musical and cultural achievements, having spent much of his life promoting Hawaii’s independence and its ideals, becoming the legend that he is today.

The doodle was launched as a part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Image credits: Rainbow Team, Google

Image credits: Rainbow Team, Google

Watch the Google Doodle video dedicated to Kamakawiwo’ole’s life and legacy

Image credits: Rainbow Team, Google

What are your thoughts on this? Have any favorite songs by Kamakawiwo’ole? Let us know in the comments section below!

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