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Celebrating Cindy | A Real-Life 40 Over 40 Feature

Cindy's Inspiring Journey: A "40 Over 40" Fashion Photoshoot Celebration


At 76 years old, Cindy's life is a testament to resilience, adventure, and the power of community. Recently, she was a part of a glamorous fashion photoshoot that will be featured as part of our 40 Over 40 Project, in which we are photographing 40 women over the age of 40 and sharing their stories. The project aims to celebrate the beauty, wisdom, and unique stories of incredible women in Southern Oregon, just like Cindy.


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Words of Wisdom

When asked what piece of advice she would give to her 24-year-old self, Cindy shared heartfelt guidance:

"Finish college and go traveling outside this country to learn more about the world out there! Go on an adventure with friends in nature and see the beauty of another place! Don’t be quick to make a lifetime commitment! You have time."

Her words echo a lifetime of experiences and the understanding that the world is vast and filled with opportunities. Cindy's advice underscores the importance of education, exploration, and patience—values that have shaped her journey.



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A Life-Changing Experience


Cindy's path was profoundly influenced by a life-changing experience when she was just 22 years old. As a young mother, she faced the heart-wrenching news that her firstborn son was diagnosed with a rare, incurable disease. This moment marked a pivotal turning point in her life.

"My life changed forever. I became his advocate, got involved in the local, then regional and national organizations to demand better care. I began doing public speaking which led me into my eventual career in social work," Cindy recalled.

Her son's diagnosis ignited a fierce determination within her, transforming her into a passionate advocate and a voice for those in need. Through her efforts, Cindy not only became a devoted mother but also a social work professional, dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others.



A Day of Glamour and Fun


The fashion photoshoot was a delight for Cindy. Stepping into our photo studio, she was greeted with warmth and excitement. The fun began with getting her hair and makeup done by our makeup artist who made her feel like a star. Each stroke of the brush and touch of the curling iron added to the anticipation of the shoot.


Take a look at her "before and after" photos! Helloooo, Beautiful!


Trying on different gowns and outfits was another highlight of the experience. Our studio offers a stunning array of choices, from elegant evening gowns to chic, contemporary pieces. Cindy enjoyed every moment, twirling in front of the mirror and feeling the fabric flow around her. Each outfit brought out a different facet of her personality, showcasing her vibrant spirit.



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Celebrating Cindy


Cindy's participation in the 40 Over 40 Project was more than just a day of glamour—it was a celebration of her remarkable life and the wisdom she has gained over the years. Her story is a powerful reminder that life's challenges can lead to incredible growth and that it's never too late to embrace new adventures.


As Cindy continues to inspire those around her, her words of advice resonate with anyone looking to live a full and meaningful life.


In celebrating Cindy, we celebrate the strength, beauty, and resilience of all women, and the incredible journeys that shape who they are.



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Are You Next?


Are you a woman in Southern Oregon over the age of 40, or do you know someone who's a perfect fit for the 40 Over 40 Project? Applications are being accepted here until we have reached a total of 40 photoshoots. Apply now or refer someone you love to celebrate life over 40 with our photography studio!




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