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40 Over 40 Beauty Revolution experience

Dear Woman Over 40:

How to Feel Empowered by Your Unique Beauty

As a 45-year-old woman, I know as well as you do how restrictive our society’s standards of youthful beauty can be to women our age. That’s why I’ve created The 40-Over-40 Beauty Revolution. And I want you to join me in this revolution.

Together, we’re going to create a revolutionary gallery showing here in ABQ, January 2019, sharing YOUR unique beauty, along with many other women in our age group: strength in numbers!

Many women in our age group feel ashamed about our beauty--or what we perceive to be a lack in that regard due to our age. Beauty is more than skin deep--haven’t you met that older woman who radiates a joie-de-vivre and calm, grounded confidence that lights up a room, and makes everyone take notice?

I specialize in bringing out what is beautiful in each women--and I’ve consistently found that older women bring a depth of life experience, wisdom, and even spiritual richness that can make you shine in ways the younger, less experienced women aren’t ready for yet. I’m here to capture that spark within you. Because yes, it’s there inside you--but you probably haven’t yet gifted yourself the space and opportunity to let that shine.

I’m on a Mission…

To Show You Off to the World

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I’m Michelle Hayes, and for the last decade, I’ve specialized in photographing women whose unique beauty may not fit with the insanely youth-obsessed and standards of the media, modeling and fashion industries.

I think all that is BS, because I know, from having photographed hundreds of women of all ages, shapes and sizes, that every woman has something beautiful about her--it’s just a matter of discovering what that is, and empowering her to claim it, and shine it to the world.

When a woman finds her own beauty confidence, even if she’s never had it before, her unique beauty becomes intoxicating to everyone around her.

The reason I love my job is that, every day, I get to see the transformative power in women’s lives when they finally see themselves for the dazzling, elegant, beautiful creatures that they are.

These new sense of confidence and empowerment that arises from just an afternoon photoshoot, is truly surprising. Women I work with report more confidence in their work lives and careers, in their relationships, in their sex life, and (if they’re single) in their dating.

And most important, when you begin to claim your beauty fully through these sessions, you develop a confidence within yourself, and an abiding self-love that everyone around you notices.

Ready for that?

An Experience That Will Forever Change Your Self-Image

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Here’s how it works:

  • First, fill out the application below.

    I’m looking for 40 women committed to changing the societal beauty standards and proudly proclaiming your own value as a wise, experienced, confident woman.

  • We will meet for coffee and brainstorm exactly the concept for your shoot: what you want to wear, what setting you want, what impression you want to make, what vibe and message you want to express, what look you’d like with your hair and makeup.

  • On the day of your shoot, you will be treated to a pampering experience of getting your hair & makeup done by a professional, we will get your outfits ready and styled (up to 3 outfit changes), and I’ll guide you every step of the way into all the poses that make you look amazing. I’m an expert poser ;)

  • During the time in the studio, you will immerse yourself into the experience of stepping into your own power, and finally allowing yourself to be seen and to shine as the ravishing woman that you are.

  • Within a week, we will meet to go over the photos. Many women find this to be the most exciting part of the experience, even deeply moving: for the first time you see yourself in a new light. There are so many delicious and delightful photos to choose from!

  • We will narrow the photos down to that one single shot that says everything you want to say about yourself in a photograph. This will be the one you get printed in a dazzling 8x10, which you can proudly share with your friends, family and significant other. Most importantly. I want you to keep this photo displayed somewhere you see it every day, as your reminder of just who you are and how dazzling you can be when you remember your essence.

  • You and your amazing photographs will be featured here on during the duration of the series from November - January 2019

  • You will get a chance to take part in a gallery showing of all 40 women’s images in January at the Spurline Trading Co in Albuquerque, NM

An Investment in Your Confidence


The cost for this experience is $795.

Think about this: that’s the cost of about 6 nice dinners out. I love nice dinners as much as the next gal, but do you really remember all those dinner years later? Did these dinners add any long-term value to your self-worth and to the way you show up in the world?

Imagine yourself photographed in something you absolutely feel beautiful in. And ladies don't we all have that Little Black Dress that we feel oh so good in? I want to photograph you in that dress. looking and feeling like a million bucks.

I know you have that one outfit you are dying to wear again but just haven't had the reason to. This is the reason!

The 40-Over-40 Beauty Revolution experience is an investment allowing that inner Bad-ass, Goddess, and Warrior-ess to come out and claim her rightful place in your life.

You know she’s there, waiting to come out. This reasonable investment is your key to unlock her and unleash her on the world, for all to take heed and respect.

You are going to be part of a tribe, a fellow group of women who will be forever transformed and who--as your sisters--will never let you forget what you’ve learned about yourself in this experience.

Don’t you want a community of women as dedicated as you are to boldly proclaiming your worth and power to the world?

That’s what we’re going to do together when this Revolution takes over ABQ!

To join the Revolution, fill out the application below.

This is a selective process, because I want to curate a group of 40 women who are motivated, idealistic ambassadors to forever stamp out the idea that beauty only comes through youth. We are here to show the world the fierceness of Woman, unashamed of her beauty at every age.

How DARE society tell us we aren’t beautiful--we are going to tell and show them otherwise.

That’s why I’m seeking women committed to this project. You don’t have to be confident about your beauty yet--but you have to be willing to be transformed towards confidence through our collaborative project together.

Ready for the adventure?

This is a special opportunity to show the world how beautiful women over the age of 40 really are. This is a time to celebrate who you are as a woman and all that you’ve done. If you’ve been thinking about having your portrait taken; this is the time! You can participate, or nominate a special women in your life you love

Join below…

Please fill out the application below for a chance to be a Beauty REVOLUTION AMBASSADOR with Michelle Hayes Studio for Fall 2018


Thank you!