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Creative Souls

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Kahran and Regis Bethencourt/CreativeSoul Photography

Happy Martin Luther King Day! I knew I wanted to feature a black artist today, so when I found this remarkable photography, I was thrilled!

Georgia-based husband-and-wife team Kahran and Regis Bethencourt of CreativeSoul Photography capture what they call “under-celebrated beauty.” How anyone could look at these gorgeous images and not feel like celebrating is beyond me. The duo travels around, styling and taking strong, beautiful photos of little girls. The photos are often accompanied by interesting details about the girls – their dreams, their hopes, their challenges. I find the pictures really inspirational; the Bethencourts do a marvelous job of capturing the girls’ spark and strength and sass.

In 2013, the Bethencourts, whose child photography studio was well established, recognized that natural African hair and styling was drastically underrepresented in their industry. They made it their business to go about changing that, and their AfroArt series was born.

“We decided to showcase kids with natural hair to empower them (and others in the industry) to embrace it and for the kids to be proud of their culture and natural curls. When we first started out we were primarily working with child models, but now more than half of the kids have never modeled before. Most of them just see it as a fun experience, but they usually leave the studio feeling a little more proud and self-confident.”

I was fascinated to learn that the photographers don’t let the girls see themselves until “the big reveal,” so all that attitude and confidence is captured in the photos. There were so many gorgeous pictures, I got a little carried away with their Instagram posts below. There’s loads more to see, too.

You can see all of Kahran and Regis Bethencourt’s gorgeous photography on the CreativeSoul Photography website and on Instagram.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

15 thoughts on “Creative Souls

  1. Beautiful and very creative photos, Donna 😀

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  2. Wowza, I’m glad you found these artists! The photos are stunning and indeed creative. I’m not sure I could get far without eating those cupcakes though!

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  3. Why is there only one girl that is smiling and seems to be having fun? But all of them are wonderful pictures – Hal

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  4. Pretty girls and the ‘outfits’ are Wow!

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  5. Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  6. Stunning portraits. Those little girls have more poise and grace and beauty than I will ever possess. My attitude maybe matches theirs.

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  7. I loved this! As a black woman, i felt so beautiful looking at the artistry and power in their young faces. Just astounding! Thank you so much!

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