The BE Project – In a world where you can be anything…. What will you be?

Meet Ellie Grace – I’ve had the honor of photographing her before she even knew who I was.  This little girl is the perfect combination of her mom and dad.  She when she’s around people she doesn’t know and full of life if you give her the chance.

What word did you choose and why?


Love is being kind to each other and helping people if they fall. Helping them when they drop something.  Love your family means you trust them. You have to be kind to them and honest with them.

Couldn’t we all use a little more of this mindset?  Thank you sweet girl for sharing your heart with me.



What is The BE Project?

Have you ever stopped to think about who or what you want to be?  Most often there is a word that drives you.  If you sit in the silence and really think about what type of person you want to be… there will be a word, sometimes more than one word, that will guide you along and push you to keep being a better version of yourself.  This photo project has become something that has touched my heart and hopefully those that have participated. I chose to shoot all of the images in black and white because I wanted the least amount of distractions.  Just the human and the word.   This project is the stories of some amazing people, their stories, and what these words mean to them.  Some have participated each of the 4 years we have done this, some are new each time.  It’s an amazing honor to follow along in their journey and document who they are becoming.

Want to read more stories from others in our community and their BE words?  Head over to the BE Project Page and read the stories of the amazing humans that have participated. 

I challenge you to find a word that resonates with you.  Who do you want to strive to be?  What word leads you day to day?  Join us in our project – what word will describe who you want to BE?

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