Let us take you behind the scene
40 over 40 – unwavering women project
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are you passionate about this project?
By asking so many people around about when was the defining moment of the life most of them will tell me told me 40 was that one that’s the reason I brought up the 40 over 40 unwavering women project, this project is international movement that is taking place as we speak to redefine society standard and to reshape what it means to be a women over 40, what it means to become part of a bigger cause and be the voice of the unheard.
In this project, I want to show women how strong they really are and help them in a new way to grow and feel confident in their own skin and confident the way you look and that they matter.
The love I have for womanhood and empowerment is something dear to my heart since before “girl power” became a thing. Listening to woman stories & see their strength unfolding in from on my eyes and lens to reach her fully aligned self. it’s where the magic happens each time.
Every people in this world has been given a purpose, and I have been given a purpose to bring up women soul essence and voices. Offering to all women a special a sacred space where I get to capture & celebrate and show them back their inner beauty and their power that was there all along.
Showing you back that you matter and you deserve it all.
How much does it cost to participate in the 40 over 40 project?
The cost is €595 and not only holds your date and allows us to book in your pampering part with the hair and makeup artist for your shoot, it also covers the consultation, photoshoot, one gorgeous matted print of your choice and inclusion the 40 Over 40 Portrait Exhibition.
the 40 over 40 unwavering women project
What’s in it?
This is what you are also taking part of, a international movement of women that want to refined the what it means to be a women over 40.
- Portrait celebration & Exhibition – upon completion of the project there will be a celebration and exhibition to showcase the portraits of all 40 women. Your picked photograph will be included in this event.
- VIP Facebook group – be a part of a community of women all participating in this project. Share your experience and cheer each other on
- Podcast Featured on our blog & Social media – your images and podcast story will be featured on our social media, blog and possibly on a video format too.
Before your shoot, we will meet and get you ready for your photo shoot.
You will be able to ask all the question you might have and have a browse on the studio wardrobe and Lucie Al Portraits portfolio to get inspired for your own photo shoot.
Pampering & Wardrobe
Our 2 artistic goddesses will pamper you with hair & makeup.
You will have access to the Studio wardrobe with over 40 dresses to choose from and mix with your own outfits. You will have up 5 outfits changes.
Fully guided Photoshoot
Lucie will guide you through your entire photo shoot and create the most beautiful portrait you have ever seen of yourself and your loved ones.
We will create Legacy images to pass to the next generations and celebrate your relationships.
Your private Reveal
2 to 3 weeks before your Portrait Couture Experience you will be invited to come back for your private reveal where you will get to choose and pick your favorites images of the sessions.
Payment plan available
How long does it take?
Allow from 10am to 1pm including the pampering part
Where does the shoot take place?
My portrait studio is based in Muskerry Estate, 83 Beech Road, Ballincollig in a quiet and private studio.
What will I wear?
We’ll do a consultation before the shoot so I will know how you would love to be photographed and what styles resonate with you. I have a collection of over 40 dresses in all sizes. I’ll encourage you to bring any clothing or jewellery items that are sentimental.
When do I see my photographs?
We will meet for a Reveal Session a few days to a week after the shoot.
I’m not photogenic though! Is that ok?
Let me debunk one big lie society brought us to think, “Their is no such thing of being photogenic.” You either have a good portrait of you or you don’t, it has nothing to with your self-worth.
What days do you have available for this shoot?
The 40 over 40 photoshoot are taking place on Tuesday & Thursday for the weekdays and we have limited Sundays available at a premium of €1100 including €400 credit towards a collection. Shooting start at 10am if you are by yourself 9.30 if you bring your mom, friend, sister.
Availability is first come first served. On your phone chat with Lucie she will share next available dates and make sure to find an opening that works for you. If you are SUPER EXCITED to participate but just can’t possibly make those times work let’s chat about your availability. I want to be as inclusive as possible for this project but I am working around my hair & makeup artist’s schedule too. We will do our best to accommodate you.
What if I want more than one photo?
Absolutely! You’ll have the opportunity at the Reveal Session to purchase additional matted prints, beautiful Folio boxes or albums to store and display your new photos and Wall Art. When you see the stunning portraits we have created for you, you’ll probably want them all! Extra photographs (including the digital and 5×7 print on 8×10 mat) are €285 each, though the more you buy, the more you save. You can save by purchasing collections. Our packages with 8 images start at €1400 and go up from there. We do take credit cards and offer interest free payment plans as well.