Hello my Friends,
As we come to the end of the year, I am still overwhelmed with the happiness and inspiration we felt the day of the Beautiful Women of North Dakota Book Release and Art Exhibition in November.
It was a dream come true watching women that are quietly making our world a more beautiful place, being recognized with the same tools that usually our society uses to honor artists and celebrities. Women like Deb Dawson, who is building orphanages in Sudan, or Sandra Leyland who helps children with special needs, were treated like stars as they got their hair and makeup done and rode in a limo to the Red Carpet.
Talking about dreams coming true, I remember when my husband and I were in the basement of our home, in his dark room, more than one year ago… We started dreaming about this day, the day we would put these remarkable women on the spotlight, and we wrote on our Beautiful Women of website:
“These women aren’t seeking recognition. They aren’t gracing the cover of Vogue and their stories haven’t been featured on Entertainment Tonight. We want to change that. Our dream is to see these remarkable women in the spotlight sharing their wisdom and inspiring our generation.”
Well, one year went by and we are delighted to share with you that on December 8th, 2009, Entertainment Tonight, one of the biggest entertainment magazines posted in their website the Beautiful Women of North Dakota event:
I had tears in my eyes when I saw the images and I couldn’t stop imagining a teenage girl watching this video and being inspired to one day be on that Red carpet. A place walked by women that are vivid testimonials that the life long beauty a lot of us are desperately searching for, is not in a miracle lotion bottle, but inside our souls.
Rachel Bremer walking the Red Carpet.
I look back on our journey to bring the Beautiful Women project to light and I remember the difficulties and hurdles that my husband and I needed to face to make this dream come true. I will be honest with you, sometimes it wasn’t easy, especially when we were on the road trying to interview the women, taking care of our 3 kids, and I was having my PMS days…(I don´t wish this to any man to have to deal with a “Latin-PMS- Woman” in a motorhome! LOL).
But as a photographer’s wife, the moments I was feeling really tired and overwhelmed, what kept me faithful in the journey was realizing that any beautiful picture we want to see in the world, begins… in the dark room.
Today I want to express my gratitude to every one that helped us to continue on this journey, especially the One that gave us the light, and the faith we needed to continue to dream, even when we were in the dark.
I wish to you and to your family a Beautiful Holiday Season!
PS: As eternal dreamers, we are still waiting for Anna Wintour´s call. We can’t wait to see these Beautiful Women on the pages of Vogue magazine!
Book Signing with Billy Black and Chris Linnares at
420 North Broadway
December 17, 6-8 pm