Beauty is defined as a combination of qualities, (shape, color, or form), that pleases the aesthetic senses especially of the sight. Beauty to me is more than just physical appearance, it’s something that is felt within ones self. Beauty is being bold, beauty is having self-confidence, and most importantly beauty is all of the characteristics that make you who you are today. Over the course of six weeks, I have experimented with creating beauty portraits. I chose to do this in two ways: 1. Natural (meaning very little makeup (i.e. hint of lipstick/none at all) and 2. Glamour (i.e makeup such as lipstick, eyeshadow, glitter, props, etc.) Coming up with different ways to present beauty in both men and women was so much fun. I do not believe that beauty can only be defined by a woman, it can be defined as a man too because we’re all beautiful in our own way. With these shoots, I wanted to break boundaries and the stereotypical way that people think when they hear the word "beauty." I was able to step out of my comfort zone and experiment with a variety of different people with short hair, long hair, dreads, very little hair, etc. Each week I found myself challenging myself and thinking what can I do next to showcase beauty but in a creative way and I really feel that each week I implemented that within my work. Overall it was fun to come up with different ideas so that my models could represent the type of beauty that I was going for. These final images represent not just my model, but me as well and my interpretation of beauty.