Monday, April 8, 2013

Awesome Mondays!

Lets face it, Monday's have a bad wrap. From the time were little kids it's the day that parents leave us to go to work, then we grow a little more and we have to go to school after having had a nice rest over the weekend, and the same thing happens again when we leave school for jobs. I'm going to try and bring a little Awesome to your Mondays. 

Last Monday I started my 'Awesome project' titled 'When was the last time you had your photo taken?' For the residents of Waverly Mansion they are used to having various cameras around, if you haven't already seen their YouTube channel got a lot of hits a few months back when their Call Me Maybe parody went viral. Even though they may be used to cameras being around, most of the ladies (and two men) I photographed said they hadn't had a portrait like this done since they we much younger. 
Today I'm going to start with some behind the scenes shots I took to show you how it all kind of went, in case any other homes or centres in London are interested in being involved they can contact me.

Shealee and Deanna were our wonderful makeup artists who were both wonderful and I'm sure heard some lovely stories from the ladies and I'm going to be sharing a couple of stories with you in coming weeks. Barbara was another volunteer who came along to chat with the seniors and paint some nails. If you are, or know of someone who is interested in volunteering in upcoming shoots please contact me.

I also strongly urge anyone with an awesome idea to do good in the community to apply for an Awesome grant.

And for the unveiling of the first portrait, here is one of the most caring (what I call 'Nanna smiles') smiles around. 



  1. Oh its beautiful, Erin! as an Awesome London trustee... Thanks for taking this on!

  2. Such a great project, thanks for sharing! I look forward to reading more!

  3. Erin, these are beautiful photos of beautiful women.