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The BE Project 2021 – Hailey – Beautiful Evolutions Photography

The BE Project 2021 – Hailey – Beautiful Evolutions Photography

The BE Project – In a world where you can be anything…. what will you be?

Meet Hailey.  She’s a force to be reckoned with and a pretty remarkable woman.  Read below for her story and why she chose her word.

girl in black and white photo holding the word STill

What word did you choose and why?

Hailey chose the word STILL.  In her work life, she is in sales.  She has learned over time that there are so many times that you have to be still…  quiet, unmoving, learn to be still in the moment.  Personally, I think over the last year I have learned how important it is to just be still in the moment.  There is always something to learn or enjoy in each moment.  Regardless of it being a good or a bad moment… learn why you there and what you can learn from it.  Spiritually, being still and knowing that your God will take care of you and what you are going thru.  This year, I want to work on just being still, enjoying the quiet and the peace of each second.

What would you tell yourself 7 years ago?

Just calm down, don’t be high strung and rigid.  You can always have certain rules and expect things to go a certain way – but the reality is, it’s never going to work out like that, you will just cause more tension and clashing.  Especially with kids.  I would tell her, just calm down and roll with the punches.

What is The BE Project?

Have you ever stopped to think about who or what you want to be?  Most often there is a word that drives you.  If you sit in the silence and really think about what type of person you want to be… there will be a word, sometimes more than one word, that will guide you along and push you to keep being a better version of yourself.  This photo project has become something that has touched my heart and hopefully those that have participated. I chose to shoot all of the images in black and white because I wanted the least amount of distractions.  Just the human and the word.   This project is the stories of some amazing people, their stories, and what these words mean to them.  Some have participated each of the 3 years we have done this, some are new each time.  It’s an amazing honor to follow along in their journey and document who they are becoming.

Want to read more stories from others in our community and their BE words?  Head over to the BE Project Page and read the stories of the amazing humans that have participated. 

I challenge you to find a word that resonates with you.  Who do you want to strive to be?  What word leads you day to day?  Join us in our project – what word will describe who you want to BE?

Interested in getting updates via email and getting on the waitlist for next years project?  Sign up here: The BE Project Waitlist

The BE Project 2021 – Brooke – Beautiful Evolutions Photography

The BE Project 2021 – Brooke – Beautiful Evolutions Photography

The BE Project – In a world where you can be anything…. what will you be?

The BE Project will always be a part of my heart.  Maybe it will be my legacy.  Maybe it will just be a way to let me connect into people in a way that means something.  We live in a crazy world.  A world where people feel like the anonymity of sitting behind a computer gives them the power and the right to be ugly.  I personally believe that each baby step I make, can make the world a little better.  Starting this year – we will do this annually.  One of the greatest parts of this project has been having some of these humans come back each year.  I’ve had the honor of following their journey – learning their hearts and walking along beside them in their journeys.  My hope is that each person that has joined me in this project has been affected in some way.  Even if they didn’t show up to be photographed – sharing and reading the stories… I hope it makes a difference.   Even if only a small, tiny difference.

What word did you choose and why?

This year I chose the word Direct.  I am a people pleaser by nature.  I desperately want people to like me.  I mean… desperately.  This part of my personality has caused me to not always be direct in what I feel and what I think.  This year, I want to focus more on being very direct with my intentions, thoughts, feelings and words.  Kindness should always prevail – however, I want to give my self the permission to speak freely and stand tall in my truth and my feelings.  Knowing that you own your own power and give yourself permission to feel all the feelings you have – I have to believe that it will be a powerful thing.

 

I challenge you to find a word that resonates with you.  Who do you want to strive to be?  What word leads you day to day?  Join us in our project – what word will describe who you want to BE?

 

Want to read more stories from others in our community and their BE words?  Head over to the BE Project Page and read the stories of the amazing humans that have participated. 

BE Project – Diferente – Mari

In a World Where You Can BE Anything… What will you choose?

Mari chose Diferente

Why does this word resonate with you?

“Diferente means different.  It is ok to be different.  You can look like someone else but still treat everyone differently. I have a different soul than everyone else.  I want to help people regardless of their backgrounds.”

 

What advice would you give yourkids as they continue to evolve in life?

“Be patient, you don’t have to be in a rush to grow up.  Life happens, you are so not in control of how things happen.”

 

 

Want to read more stories from women in our community?  Head over to the BE Project Page.

The BE Necklace Line – created by Woolard’s Custom Jewelers

In 2016, I partnered with a good friend of mine and Woolard’s Custom Jewelers in Burleson, TX  to create a necklace line.  The idea and intent behind these necklaces was to be a gentle reminder of you we are striving to be, day in and day out.  We often forget that beyond all of that, all of the day to day responsibilities and challenges… we are strong, beautiful, inspiring and so many other things.  We are greater than what we feel every day. To remember that you are capable of great things. If you could BE anything… what would you BE?  The stories you are reading here on the blog are to celebrate women and learn more about why they have chosen the words that resonate with them.

For more information on purchasing a necklace, please visit Woolard’s Custom Jewelers online store.

For more information on Beautiful Evolutions Photography and the different types of sessions we offer, please visit our main website Beautiful Evolutions Photography.

BE Project – Resilient – Leah

In a World Where You Can BE Anything… What will you choose?

Leah chose Resilient

Why does this word resonate with you?

“Life is always complicated.  No matter your age, or where you are in your life, I think resilience is a skillset that we need to have to just get through things.  There will always be something that will try to prevent your journey and change its course.  If you can be resilient and bounce back you can know that your past doesn’t determine future. I think you learn it more as you get older.  But it’s important to know that whatever happens is not forever.”

 

What advice would you give your boys as they continue to evolve in life?

“I want them to be confident in who they are.  Everyone’s journey is going to be different.  Not everything is a highlight reel.  Know that most people that are successful, aren’t successful on the first try. Failure is a part of life.  It is what helps you grow and move forward.  Being confident enough in who you are to fail and still keep pushing forward.  Be respectful.  You just never know what is happening in someone’s world and you have to give them grace and be respectful.”

 

 

Want to read more stories from women in our community?  Head over to the BE Project Page.

The BE Necklace Line – created by Woolard’s Custom Jewelers

In 2016, I partnered with a good friend of mine and Woolard’s Custom Jewelers in Burleson, TX  to create a necklace line.  The idea and intent behind these necklaces was to be a gentle reminder of you we are striving to be, day in and day out.  We often forget that beyond all of that, all of the day to day responsibilities and challenges… we are strong, beautiful, inspiring and so many other things.  We are greater than what we feel every day. To remember that you are capable of great things. If you could BE anything… what would you BE?  The stories you are reading here on the blog are to celebrate women and learn more about why they have chosen the words that resonate with them.

For more information on purchasing a necklace, please visit Woolard’s Custom Jewelers online store.

For more information on Beautiful Evolutions Photography and the different types of sessions we offer, please visit our main website Beautiful Evolutions Photography.

BE Project – Warrior – Jennifer

In a World Where You Can BE Anything… What will you choose?

Jennifer chose Warrior

Why does this word resonate with you?

“I have found through all of the trials of this past year, that every time I fall down, I get stronger. There is a light in the dark.  I will persevere, push through, and be the warrior that I know that I am. Today I have learned that I can do anything that I set my mind to.  My faith and determination make anything possible.”

If you could go back to Jennifer two years ago, what would you tell her?

“Don’t be scared.  Know that God will bring you through whatever storms come your way.”

 

What advice would you give your girls as they continue to evolve in life?

“Number 1, surrender IT go God. Number 2, believe in yourself.”

 

 

Want to read more stories from women in our community?  Head over to the BE Project Page.

The BE Necklace Line – created by Woolard’s Custom Jewelers

In 2016, I partnered with a good friend of mine and Woolard’s Custom Jewelers in Burleson, TX  to create a necklace line.  The idea and intent behind these necklaces was to be a gentle reminder of you we are striving to be, day in and day out.  We often forget that beyond all of that, all of the day to day responsibilities and challenges… we are strong, beautiful, inspiring and so many other things.  We are greater than what we feel every day. To remember that you are capable of great things. If you could BE anything… what would you BE?  The stories you are reading here on the blog are to celebrate women and learn more about why they have chosen the words that resonate with them.

For more information on purchasing a necklace, please visit Woolard’s Custom Jewelers online store.

For more information on Beautiful Evolutions Photography and the different types of sessions we offer, please visit our main website Beautiful Evolutions Photography.

BE Project – Bold – Jera

In a World Where You Can BE Anything… What will you choose?

Jera chose Bold

Why does this word resonate with you?

“Being bold is my worst and best quality.  I have had to learn how to control it over my life.  People either like me for it or they really don’t.”

What advice would you give your boys as they grow up?

“Be true to themselves no matter what. I want my boys to grow up to be even better than their dad.  He’s a good man and we are raising some pretty awesome guys.”

 

 

Want to read more stories from women in our community?  Head over to the BE Project Page.

The BE Necklace Line – created by Woolard’s Custom Jewelers

In 2016, I partnered with a good friend of mine and Woolard’s Custom Jewelers in Burleson, TX  to create a necklace line.  The idea and intent behind these necklaces was to be a gentle reminder of you we are striving to be, day in and day out.  We often forget that beyond all of that, all of the day to day responsibilities and challenges… we are strong, beautiful, inspiring and so many other things.  We are greater than what we feel every day. To remember that you are capable of great things. If you could BE anything… what would you BE?  The stories you are reading here on the blog are to celebrate women and learn more about why they have chosen the words that resonate with them.

For more information on purchasing a necklace, please visit Woolard’s Custom Jewelers online store.

For more information on Beautiful Evolutions Photography and the different types of sessions we offer, please visit our main website Beautiful Evolutions Photography.