No. 2 Rhonda | Age: 61

Let me introduce Rhonda, the second woman of my 50 over 50 project – portraits of 50 women over the age of 50.

Rhonda is a Remedial Massage Therapist, Health Coach and Artistry Skincare and colour Consultant at Tamborine Massage and a wife to a wonderful husband, Tony for 37 years.

She turns to 61 in this November. Rhonda said; I am naturally an introvert. Throughout my life I have struggled with self confidence, self image and to some degree self worth. Whilst I have had many amazing achievements throughout my life, none have been easy and none have come without personal costs to me. Somewhere deep within me is a strong confident woman who has been held back for many years and who is desperate to break free. When I read what Rhonda wrote, I wished that she could see herself who she really is from what I capture. I see a beautiful, kind, confident and strong woman in these photos and I am sure that everyone agrees.


Hair and makeup by Rita’s Makeup Artistry Photography & video Sumico Photography

Thank you to Jo Devin and Rita for throwing materials for me.


Q&A after the photo session

Q. what was your favourite part of the photo session

A. This is a very difficult question to answer, as the whole photo session was amazing.  The idea of feeling special with having my hair and makeup done so beautifully and professionally, certainly boosted my self esteem, having such elegant outfits and gowns to wear certainly lifted by self image and mood, however if I had to choose one thing, it was the actual photo shoot.  Sumi put me a complete ease and so effortly brought out a self confidence in me that I did not know existed.


Q. What would you advise to younger yourself or other women? Or what is the best lesson you have learned so far?

A:  Advice to other women:

Don’t let self doubt, lack of confidence or being an introvert stop you from pursuing opportunities and stop you from stepping out of your comfort zone.  Taking the initial step was extremely difficult, but worth more than I could ever had imagined in regards my personal growth and strength.

Lesson learned:

This outstanding project has been a phenomenal experience for me on a personal level.  I have learned that I am much stronger than I thought I was; that for the first time in my life, I am proud of me and proud of my achievements.  I feel totally empowered.


Q.  Is there anything you can suggest improving my service?

A. There is nothing I can suggest to improve your service.  Everything was first class


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