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Artifact Photography Presents...

There are more people aged 50+ than ever before—accounting for 35% of the population— and yet our stories, in particular women's stories, are the least told, and our images are the least seen in the media. Once we cross over the threshold to fifty, at the height of stepping into our power as wise women, we begin to feel invisible. And yet by navigating our lives' journeys we as mature women are:

Strong. Experienced. Beautiful. Confident. Powerful.

We're not having a mid-life crisis, we're experiencing a mid-life revolution. It's not only important to be heard as a woman, it's also important to be seen. We want to hear you and see you. We invite you to connect with a community of women who are discovering the magic of transformation in the second act of our lives.

It's time to see yourself as others see you. Beautiful just the way you are. Right, here, right now.

In 2021, our team will capture gorgeous portraits of 50 women over the age of 50 with the project culminating in a portrait exhibition and print magazine to celebrate these women and their stories.

Join Us!

This is your opportunity to be seen and heard.

You can be gorgeous at thirty,

charming at forty,

and irresistible for the rest of your life.

—Coco Chanel

What You Will Receive
As one of our 50 over 50 Women,
you will receive a wonderful package which includes...

Pre-Photoshoot Consultation

Purple Gowns in the Studio's Wardrobe Collection

A pre-photoshoot planning consultation with Michelle Owens of Artifact Photography Studio to discuss how you want to be photographed, what outfits you would like to wear, and the style of the images that we will capture together.

You may wear any of the studio’s varied wardrobe and accessories collection, if you desire. Or, you can mix and match your wardrobe selections with items from the studio. Professional stylist, Gayle Petrillo will help refine your looks and she will also be available to assist during the photoshoot.

We will photograph five wardrobe changes for a lovely variety of looks from casual to elegant. No two photoshoots are the same and the experience is designed specifically for you.

We all have multiple sides to our personalities and a photoshoot is a creative way to express who we are through visual storytelling.

Professional Makeover

Camera-ready makeup application by Elise Marquam Jahns, a professional makeup artist who specializes in makeup for women aged 50+.

Go glam or choose a more natural look, it’s all up to you. Relax and enjoy being pampered.

Elise will stay on set for touch-ups and can even change up your look if you want to add more drama half way through the photoshoot.

Fashion-Inspired Photoshoot

Experience being a cover girl for a day at Artifact Photography Studio. Professional photographer, Michelle Owens will put you at ease and expertly guide you through a range of expressions and figure-flattering poses.

A photoshoot is not only fun, it is also empowering. You will laugh and have a great time. And you will feel gorgeous, so plan a night out for a perfect ending to a beautiful day.

Reveal Session

We will schedule a time for you to return to the studio to view your beautiful portraits in person. If you are traveling from out of town, we can schedule a video conference call).

You will choose the complimentary portrait of your choice, a $225.00 value, delivered to you as a gallery-quality matted print. The digital file is also included, along with a print release.

Or, you may apply the $225.00 toward the purchase of the Portrait Collection of your choice. Portrait Collections are presented in a keepsake Folio Box. Nothing compares to having your images printed and presented so beautifully with clean lines and elegant style.

The Spotlight's On You

Your portrait and a portion of your story will be published on social media and in a beautiful print magazine that will be released at the Portrait Exhibition.

A Ticket to the Portrait Exhibition

When the project is complete, our team will host a Portrait Exhibition in Tucson that will showcase the portraits and stories of the women who participated in this meaningful and extraordinary project.

Contemporary Glamour Portrait | Juliette

Sixty & Sensational

This project will be promoted so you'll need to be happy with...

  • Completing a written questionnaire and being interviewed by one or more of our team before and/or after the photoshoot. This may include being recorded and/or interviewed on video.
  • Signing a model’s release.
  • One or more of your portraits and interview may be shared on multiple websites, blogs and social media sites.
  • Before and after makeover photos to be captured and potentially published.
  • Other Conditions may apply.

How much does it cost?

This special promotion package includes a pre-planning consultation to design your experience, a professional makeup application, a fully-guided photoshoot, recorded interview about being a woman over 50, in-person reveal session, a profile in the Wise Women: 50 Over 50 Project print magazine, a ticket to the Portrait Exhibition and one fine art matted print of your choice for the all inclusive price of $375.00 + tax. The corresponding digital copy and a print release are included. The total retail value is $600.00.

Book Your Spot Now!
Complete the form below to book your spot or schedule a 10 minute call.

Meet Our Team
Michelle Owens

Portrait Photographer

Michelle is the creative behind Artifact Photography Studio. She specializes in providing exceptional photography services to individuals and businesses by creating magazine-style portraits, tasteful boudoir-style photographs, well-crafted headshots, and engaging images for private collections, gallery walls, websites and social media.

Michelle’s passion is to empower women to see their own beauty through the medium of fine art photography. Paying attention to all the artistic details contributes to creating images that often look more like paintings than photographs. Michelle’s studio is a harmonious and safe space to experience a photoshoot, which is specifically designed to celebrate you.

You don’t have to practice in the mirror or worry about posing yourself leading up to your special day because Michelle will guide you every step of the way in a fun, fully-directed photoshoot to capture you in your best form. It’s amazing how ONE single image can change how you view yourself. Don’t miss this opportunity to see yourself as others see you, beautiful just the way you are. How do you dream of being photographed?

Wise Woman: 50 over 50 Project | Michelle | 1

Gayle Petrillo

Image Consultant

Gayle is the owner of First Impressions, an image consulting firm. Gayle coaches individuals, and large and small organizations — in both the profit and not-for-profit arenas — to mentor the next generation of leaders. Gayle coaches her clients in all things first impressions, including eye contact, listening skills and body language. She coaches to improve clients’ presentation skills and teaches customer service, etiquette as well as social and networking skills. Additionally, Gayle enjoys working with clients in their own closets and personalizing shopping experiences to freshen their look, and to help them choose what to wear on an interview and select clothes for special occasions. Learn how to impact your style by engaging Gayle’s expertise.

Elise Marquam Jahns

Professional Makeup Artist

As founder of Boomer and Beyond Beauty, Elise specializes in helping women 50+ get their glow back. She has trained with a top, nationally known makeup artist, worked for six years as a makeup artist for a major cosmetics brand and recently launched her own YouTube channel: "Boomer and Beyond Beauty with Elise."

Elise offers makeup consultations, teaches classes, writes makeup articles for three on-line publications and makes presentations to women's organizations.

Fifty & Fabulous

Who Can Participate in the Project?

We would love to have this project be a reflection of our diverse community. Let’s share our wisdom, cultures and stories. Beauty is in all ages, skin hues and body types.

Many women are only photographed professionally once in a lifetime: on their wedding day. One day your loved ones will go searching for images of you. What will they find?

Our passion is to take an everyday woman and give her an unforgettable celebrity-style magazine photoshoot experience. Feel what it is like to be the center of attention for a day. Every photoshoot is an exciting, pampering, tailored experience that is focused on YOU!

This project is so much more than capturing beautiful photographs. Our hope for you to truly reconnect with yourself, and to see your beauty and spirit the way others already see you.

For your participation fee of $375.00 plus tax, you will receive:

  • consultation to discuss how you would like to be photographed
  • access to the studio's wardrobe and accessories collection
  • one professional makeover
  • expertly guided photoshoot
  • reveal session to view your beautiful images
  • recorded interview for sharing highlights of your story & wisdom in print and across social media
  • a beautiful portrait of you on display in the Portrait Exhibition
  • a profile in the Wise Women: 50 Over 50 Project print magazine
  • one heirloom-quality matted print, plus corresponding digital file with print release

Experience how one photograph can change how you see yourself.

Capture your relationships for a lifetime and beyond in beautiful heirloom portraits.

Who do you want to be photographed with?

Dawn wished to be photographed with her daughters.

Candid Family Portrait | Dawn, Miranda, Delia & Marlena

There is a Queen in every single one of us eager to fully express herself.

The Queen of Clubs | Rebecca

Book Your Spot Now!
Complete the form below to book your spot or schedule a 10 minute call.

Curious to see more? Check out additional images, videos and behind the scenes moments at:

Facebook | ArtifactPS Instagram | Michelle Owens' Instagram

(833)277-8721 | artifactps@gmail.com | www.artifactps.com