Today, nearly 35% of the U.S. population is 50+, with the numbers rapidly rising. Women like you are too many to be ignored and too fabulous not to be celebrated. The time for a conversation about the beauty of aging is here. Be fearless, confident, and comfortable in your own skin, and join me on the "50 Over 50 and Fabulous" adventure.
EMBRACE YOUR AGE AND BEAUTY WITH A FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE CULMINATING IN A GALLERY-STYLE ART EXHIBITION AND CELEBRATION OF THE STORIES OF FIFTY WOMEN AGE 50+
WHAT ELSE IS IN IT FOR ME BESIDES AN UNFORGETTABLE, SELF-EMPOWERING EXPERIENCE?
As one of our "50 over 50 & fabulous" women, you'll receive:
HOW WILL I BE FEATURED IN THE PROJECT SHOWCASE?
MORE ABOUT THE 50 OVER 50 PROJECT
Let's disrupt - then transform - the way women 50+ are viewed or fogotten by the media and by society. Together, we'll create beautiful & authentic imagery accompanied by real stories from 50 real women age 50+.
Don't let this chance to be seen and heard pass you by!
Above: Portrait of Irene
WHY OVER 50, WHY ME, AND WHY NOW?
I'm 47. (That's me in the photo at left in the mauve & burgundy.) My next big birthday will be the big 5-0. It sounds like a big number, and I know I grow older with the passing of each year, but the thing is, I don't feel old. I'm starting to have too many grey hairs to consistently pull out, but I don't think I look old. Women 50+ like you make up nearly 35% of the U.S. population, and I'll be joining you very, very soon. I REFUSE to become invisible and forgotten!
So let's work together, starting now. I promise, the experience will be fun, fulling, and transformational. The REVOLUTION is within all of us... I want to coax it out of you!
Join me on this fun and incredible adventure!
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
I would love to photograph a wide variety of women of all ages 50+, all shapes & sizes, and all ethnicities in celebration of the diversity of the Washington DC metro area that we live in.
The Irene Abdou Photography "50 Over 50 & Fabulous" experience is an indulgent, pampering, exciting adventure. What could be better than a photography experience custom-tailored for you and focused on you!
Think about how you would like to be captured... how you want to be portrayed. What message do you want your legacy to convey? What I am most excited about with this project is the opportunity to take the everyday woman and give her an unforgettable, transformational, celebrity-style, magazine photography experience.
This is about so much more than just "taking pretty pictures." Our hope is that your participation will lead to a reconnection with yourself so that you see your beauty & spirit the way the ones who love you see you.
See yourself the way your loved ones see you.
1) STYLE & CONCEPT CONSULTATION
Get ready to get even more excited than you already are!
2) MAKEOVER AT HOME
Stay safe at home and access our complete written and how-to video makeup guide with easy-to-follow breakdowns of looks that look great on everyone. Or alternatively, get a virtual makeup lesson via Zoom with our professional makeup artist.
Get ready to invest in yourself and learn some new skills!
3) CELEBRITY-STYLE PHOTOSHOOT
Enjoy an up to 3-hour, fully directed, expert magazine-style photoshoot experience, with multiple locations, both in-studio and outdoors, and multiple wardrobe changes. Revel in the fun of being the covergirl!
Think you're not photogenic? Put those nonsense thoughts away. It's not your job to be photogenic; it's MY job to make you feel relaxed and comfortable, identify the most flattering lighting and posing for your body type and features, and then direct you into it.
Get ready to rock this!
4) THE BIG REVEAL
A week or so after your photography session, you'll come back to the studio for your big reveal and ordering appointment, when you'll review your images, choose the image for your complimentary, matted desktop portrait, and purchase more as your heart desires.
Get ready to be amazed!