October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while we’ve all seen the ribbons, the pink product placement, and the reminders to be aware of breast cancer, one crucial aspect of this terrible disease is often overlooked: the survivors.
That’s why Elizabeth Williamsberg Photography is giving back to those whose courage, fierceness, poise, grace, and beauty are a continuing source of inspiration–not only in October, but every day of every month, year after year. Breast cancer can be a devastating diagnosis. It attacks us in a part of our body that is not only life-sustaining for our children, but one that has additionally been defined by society as the female characteristic, the marker of the idealized human form. Treatment can include radiation that robs a woman of her hair, another societal marker of beauty and youth, and mastectemies that can leave large scars, both visible and invisible.
I believe that a woman’s beauty, however, is not tied to her breasts, hair, or any other physical characteristic. A woman’s beauty is within, and when a woman feels beautiful, her inner beauty shines forth so that nothing can dampen its shine and its spirit.
That’s why, this October, I am giving away a portrait session to one breast cancer survivor who’s courage and fierceness have never been dampened, who’s inner beauty grows so bright, you cannot help but see it wherever she goes.
To nominate a survivor, simply submit the form below during the month of October. The winning Breast Cancer Survivor will receive an hour-long glamour portrait session, including fully-pampered makeover and a gorgeous, hand-crafted image folio of two images from her session–a $500 value. The nominator of our winner will receive a $150 gift certificate to Elizabeth Williamsberg Photography, for use on a future session.
Entries may only be submitted once; including your Instagram name will enter your nominee for a second change into the drawing. Winner will be chosen by random. Winner will be announced on 7 November 2017 By entering into this contest, you agree to receive emails from Elizabeth Williamsberg photography. You may end your subscription to those emails at any time. Grand Prize of one hour glamour photography session, including full makeover, and image folio is good for one year and only for the items listed; it is non-negotiable and non-transferable. The prize may not be exchanged for cash or other items. Gift Certificate for nominating person is a credit toward a portrait session or future purchase and may not be applied to previous sessions or purchases. No cash value.