I just want to start by saying WOW! Ellen O'Reilly came into the studio to participate in my 40 over 40 project. Where I am on a mission to photograph forty women 40+, 50+, 60+, 70+ ....
Here is a little bit of her story. She was born April 22nd, 1949. This year she will be celebrating 50 years of marriage to her husband Bob. She has three children and nine grand children.
She found creating art to be a huge passion in her life. She currently creates photographic art, where each piece starts from an image. She also works out six days a week alternating between trampoline and swimming pool. Being physically fit is important to Ellen and helped inspire some of her images in her shoot with me.
The message she would like to share with other women is "Stop Beating Yourself UP!
You wouldn't put up with abuse from someone else don't do it to yourself. The most important thing you can do is RESPECT yourself. Do everything you are capable of to be the best you possible."