Niles photographer seeks nominations for inspiring moms to feature in magazine

NILES — As part of Beauty Revived, a photography movement, Ashley Wentz, of Niles, is asking for nominations for mothers in the Michiana area to be featured in a national magazine.

The beauty of these women will not be measured by their waist size or flare for fashion, officials said. Instead, contest officials are seeking someone who demonstrates beauty, courage and countenance.

The winner will be given a free photo session with Wentz and a feature in the Mother’s Day issue of Beauty Revived magazine.

Ashley Wentz

Wentz will be accepting nominations from Feb. 19 through March 9 and will then choose one to donate a photography session to along with partnering with local hair and makeup artists to pamper her the day of the shoot

“I want to get her in front of my camera and help her see herself and her inner beauty the way that everyone around her does,” Wentz said. “I want to give her recognition on a national level. I’ll admit it’s going to be hard to choose because I personally know dozens of mothers that deserve to be celebrated like this.”

Beauty Revived is a movement that seeks to celebrate women with real beauty. Photographers donate sessions to these women and their stories are featured in their magazine and website: beautyrevived.com.

Hundreds of photographers applied to be a part of the Beauty Revived 50 Beautiful Mothers campaign and Wentz, of Ashley Wentz Photography, was chosen to find a deserving mother to photograph.

“I applied to become part of this Beauty Revived campaign because I believe in using my lens as a force for good and giving back to my local community when possible. I love and identify with their mission,” Wentz said. “I know we have many deserving local moms with an inspiring story and this is a perfect platform for them to share that with others.”

Beauty Revived was started four years ago as a way for photographers to use their lens to shine light on the “real beauty” that was happening in our communities. In the last year and a half, more than 800 women, girls and children have been featured on their website and magazine.

“As a high school senior photographer, I started Beauty Revived because I saw the power that a photographer has in shaping perception and altering dialogue on beauty,” said Michelle Gifford, Beauty Revived founder.

“The photographers who participate in our campaigns not only have great technical and artistic talent but also have big hearts and a desire to be more than just a picture taker. They want to be a photographer who changes the world with their work,” Gifford said.

For more information about Beauty Revived, please visit beautyrevived.com and to nominate a deserving mother please visit ashleywentzphotography.com/blog/beautifulmom.

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