My friend Jackie is a tough woman. She has one of the most beautiful, strong spirits I've ever had the privilege of calling a friend. She is incredibly honest and authentic to who she is. Honest, in that she wants you to see things as they are, so you don't get hurt and that you are living true to yourself. This is not always easy to hear, not always easy to say either but she loves you too much not to. Her fight for honesty is to be admired, it is important and truly in my opinion, is her gift. Being honest with people even with loving intentions can be hard. You have to be brave, tough. That to me is real beauty.
Jackie is 9 months pregnant in the above shots and gave birth to her beautiful little girl about a week later(!). Watching her be a new Mom has been such a joy that I can't describe. I can only hope that her little girl will get the same brazen strength her Mom so naturally possesses.
MAC lip liner Currant, MAC mattene lipstick Night Violet
makeup, hair, styling and photos by Janelle Walker