The Confident Woman Series
Join the 4th annual celebration of women in their 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+
Join us on a mission to shine light on the accomplishment and beauty of 50 amazing women over 40 —like you — all around Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. It’s your time to be celebrated, to honour your life journey and story, and see yourself in a new light. Because you are powerful, resilient and unstoppable – you deserve to see yourself as just that.
we are celebrating 50 fabulous40plus women this year. how would you like to be one of them?
Much of the world has yet to notice the grace and strength of a woman over forty. But we do. We see your beauty, your achievements and celebrate your resilience every day. Your amazing story through life’s journeys, your kindness and deep love for others. And in the rarest of moments, we catch a glimpse of that desire to fall in love with yourself again and see yourself how others see you.
Who are you? What brings you joy? How do you want the world to see you in this glorious season of life? The answers are what makes you beautiful, and it’s how your loved ones see you.
YOU’RE PROBABLY ASKING “WHY SHOULD I EVEN DO THIS?”
It’s about so much more than just “taking pretty pictures.” My hope is for you to truly reconnect with yourself and see your beauty the way others already see you. Show that feminine strength and beauty only blossoms with age. Tell your story about what it means to be a woman who is advancing in age, in today’s world.
To take out the time to do something just for yourself
To embrace every freckle, line and scar no matter your age, shape or size.
To share your story about what it means to advance in age, your life’s journey and accomplishments
To stand in your own power as a truly confident woman; confident in her body.
To inspire other women going through life’s journey and help them realize their potential by stepping out of the shadows.
To learn to love the reflection looking back at you in the mirror.
To acknowledge that self love isn’t selfish and self care is not vanity.
To make space for you to celebrate your achievements
What Does It Include?
Personalized Styling and Concept Consultation
We will meet at the studio or in the comfort of your home to plan your entire experience and everything you need to know before your big day! You will be able to select out of so many luxurious studio outfits.
Professional Hairstyling + Makeup Artistry
We work with some of the most talented and professional artists in Vancouver to ensure that everything suits you; and you will look and feel amazing.
Complimentary access to studio glam outfits
We have an array of couture, one-of-a-kind dresses, in many sizes so you will be sure to find something perfect for you. We have also partnered with a Vancouver designer to bring their hand selected luxury and regal outfits for you to use.
A luxurious Portrait experience
You will not have to worry about not feeling “photogenic” or “good for the camera”. You will receive posing coaching and guidance, and have me as your personal cheerleader and hype person. We will take all the time we need to create the most flattering portraits of you. Do it all by yourself: Choose boudoir, glamour, branding or everything. Bring along your partner, child(ren), pet(s) to join in for some photographs together, at no extra cost.
PRIVATE SELECTION OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS
You will be able to select your absolutely favourite photographs and order them as you wish. Don’t worry all your photographs are masterfully finished. You will have the option to order from our collection of luxury albums, printboxes and our popular wall art collections, as well as complimentary corresponding digital files provided at no extra cost.
Your ticket to the Exclusive Gala
Our annual gala features a portrait exhibition, unveiling of the Confident Woman amagzine 3.0 and a celebration of the resilience, strength and stories of all participants.
Your Feature in The Confident Woman Magazine
Yo uwill be able to share you story of becoming and overcoming in the popular TCW Magazine. Because the world needs to hear your story, we are distributing the TCW magazines to exclusive locations where your story can inspire younger women and our community at large. You will receive a copy of the magazine as well. You will also be featured in blog posts, social media posts, videos and more to share your story and inspire other women.
Don't do this alone!
Transoformational Portrait Experiences and celebrations like this are way more fun when you do it with friends. Invite your friends for their own experience and you both will receive a $100 Portrait Credit towards your session.
Let’s get started
Watch video highlights from the 2021 Finale Gala
Watch Evelyn share her experience
Watch Leslie Share her Portrait Experience
Watch Rosie share her WHY
What other Fabulous40plus women are saying…
I had so much fun during my session. Spending an hour in hair and makeup really helped me relax. Caroline’s instructions for how to pose were so clear, and once I warmed up a little, I had a blast! I have my favourite portrait on my bedside table, where I can see it every morning when I wake up. It simply makes me feel confident and beautiful. I wanted the photos to capture my vitality and excitement about this next phase of my life, and Caroline did that perfectly. Age is just a number—when I look at my gorgeous portraits, I don’t feel any age at all, I just feel like my best self. Thank you, Caroline, for such a tremendous experience!
When I spoke to Caroline on the phone, I immediately felt at ease and knew she would be the perfect person to tell my story through pictures. I originally wanted to get head shots for business but what was decided upon was to bring the new me to life through photos. She was so professional and had hair and makeup ready to go. All I had to do was bring in some outfits and shoes. We do love our shoes!
Upon entering the studio I was nervous and really didn’t think I was going to be able to do anything. I was afraid to smile and was very timid. After having my hair and makeup done I had the first outfit on and what came next was nothing short of a miracle. Caroline was so easy to work with and she was able to bring to light a new more confident Bobbi-Jo. Afterwards it was so hard to choose. I really didn’t think I was getting anything but the headshots and I walked away with buying one of her collections. I am so happy with this session. I would highly recommend Franctal Studio for any of your photography needs.
I have never liked myself in photos, so when I saw this opportunity, I realized I needed to jump out of my comfort zone. If Caroline had photographed others who weren’t photogenic, then perhaps she could capture my personality and inner beauty. She did not disappoint. From the first moment I met Caroline, she was warm, friendly and accepting. I instantly felt at ease with her. The photo shoot was amazing! It’s been a long time since I’ve done anything just for me. From hair and make-up to my favourite playlist to awkward poses, Caroline made the day fun and relaxing. Of 180 photos, I narrowed it down to 60! Wow, I wasn’t expecting to like any of them (because of me, not because of her talent). I highly recommend Franctal Studio.
Caroline let me through every single phase of the preparation as if I was the only person she needed to spend time with. I never felt rushed, alone, or overwhelmed. The information that was shared with me about the shoot was incredibly helpful and true to what the experience was.
The day of the shoot was easy. Much easier than I thought it would be. Getting my hair and makeup done was a treat that I recommend to everyone. It was the perfect way to get me in the right frame of mind for the shoot. Caroline’s studio is bright and colourful, just like her photos. The poses were sometimes challenging but Caroline was so patient and showed me everything to change and do. PLUS she encouraged me to have fun. And I did! I felt so comfortable posing that the time flew by! I couldn’t believe when it was over. I wanted to keep going and do more and more and more!
Once I saw the final product, I was not disappointed. Caroline has an incredible eye for composition and colour. My portraits are something I will cherish forever. I can’t believe its me!
If you have the opportunity to do a shoot with Caroline, take it! You won’t be sorry.
NOW ACCEPTING SPONSORSHIPS
We welcome sponsors, collaborators and contributors to feature in our Portrait Sessions, Magazine and Exhibition Event. Are you a local business owner, designer, or creator and you would love to showcase your work in the portrait sessions or magazine?
We welcome the support or small businesses and corporations to our party with a purpose. Not only will you be supporting all the amazing Fabuous40Plus Women, we will be raising funds to support a charity organization in our community voted upon by all women.