The 40 Over 40 Project: Celebrating Women Over 40 at Our Glamour Photography Studio in Milton, ON

Carol Aldred sharing insights on aging beautifully, captured in a vibrant session at one of the leading glamour photography studios.

Featuring Carol Aldred: From Passion to Publication

At our glamour photography studio, we’re passionate about capturing the essence of women, particularly those who are part of our inspiring 40 Over 40 Project. Recently, we had the pleasure of photographing Carol Aldred, a vibrant woman on the brink of turning 60, who has fully embraced her passions and entered a flourishing phase of life.

Carol, who has recently become a published children’s author, approached us with excitement about participating in the 40 Over 40 Project. Her journey and the stories she shared made her session not just a photoshoot but a celebration of achievements and personal growth.

Portrait of Carol Aldred reflecting on her journey of motherhood and the strength it brought her, captured at our glamour photography studio.

Photographing Women, Glamour photography studios. A portrait of Carol Aldred

A Day at the Studio with Carol

During her time at the studio, Carol reflected on her initial feelings and her experience. “Before the session, I was nervous, but now, I am thrilled I did it. It was a wonderful experience,” she shared. Carol’s session was designed to reflect her new chapter as an author, capturing her poise and the quiet confidence that comes from pursuing what truly matters to her.

Carol Aldred discussing life lessons learned in her 50s, including the importance of self-care, captured during her personal branding photography session.

Carol’s Reflections on Motherhood and Personal Growth

“My favorite memories are the days my three sons were born,” Carol reminisces. “Motherhood instilled in me strengths and instincts I never knew I had.” Each decade brought Carol new lessons; in her 30s, she embraced her true self, setting aside others’ expectations. Her 40s were about establishing boundaries confidently, and her 50s taught her the crucial balance between self-care and creativity.

Carol Aldred, exemplifying aging gracefully, in a professional photo that highlights her serene confidence and wisdom gained over the years.


Each decade brings new wisdom. What’s something valuable you learned between 30 and 40? 40 and 50? 50 and 60?

In my 30s, I learned to let go of other people’s expectations of me and be more of my true self.

Then, in my 40s, I learned to set boundaries without fear or guilt.

Lastly, in my 50s, I learned the importance of self-care and creativity. I learned to take time for myself and not apologize for it.

Challenging Age-Related Myths

Carol passionately addresses the myths surrounding aging, particularly the misconception that men age better than women. “It’s not true; it’s society’s standards that differ,” she asserts, celebrating the shift towards embracing the beauty and wisdom of older women. Carol’s portrait session at our studio wasn’t just about capturing her image but about challenging these stereotypes and showcasing the elegance that each year brings.

Carol Aldred in a studio setting challenging societal myths about aging, demonstrating that beauty and vitality extend beyond youth

How has your relationship to time changed as you have got olYes,?

Yes, I no longer feel compelled to hustle and rush. I now have the freedom to spend more time on what truly matters to me. This level of freedom was nearly impossible when I was younger, raising children, and establishing a career. In many ways, you regain time as you age.

Carol Aldred empowering older women through her portrait in a glamour photography studios setting, showcasing her elegance and life's wisdom

Are there any myths you would like to bust about the over-40s? If so, can you tell us about them?

The biggest myth is that men age better than women. However, that is not true; rather, it is society that allows men to age and not women. I’m glad that this is pivoting, and we are now embracing women for who they are in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond. Beauty is ageless.

More Than Just a Photo Session

Photographing women like Carol isn’t just about taking pictures. It’s about creating a space where they can truly shine and see their own beauty and strength through our lenses. Each portrait taken at our glamour photography studio is a testament to the individual’s journey and achievements, especially for those like Carol who have turned their later years into a time of vibrant productivity and creativity.

Carol’s portrait is more than just a photo; it’s a narrative of embracing change, challenging societal expectations about aging, and celebrating personal milestones that often go unrecognized.

Join the Celebration

Are you or someone you know a perfect candidate for our 40 Over 40 Project at our glamour photography studio? We’re always looking to tell more stories of remarkable women who are redefining what it means to be over 40. Contact us to book a session and begin your own journey of self-celebration through the art of glamour photography.

Finally, are you ready to have photos of yourself that you love?

Limited spots are available. Don’t miss your chance to see yourself in a whole new light.

It is time to experience your photoshoot!


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