What is Beautiful anyway? – Artisan House of Photography

What is Beautiful anyway?

I am Janiece McCarthy, specialist women’s portrait photographer.

My mantra:

“Every Woman DESERVES TO FEEL Beautiful”

But what is ‘Beautiful’ anyway? 


I suppose ‘Beautiful’ means different things to different people. It could be that a woman is lovely, attractive, handsome (a term used a lot in 1950’s movies), and of course, meanings can change over time.

You may agree or disagree, but I happen to think that all women are beautiful but that beauty comes from the inside. Sure, my studio style is about creating the best version of each lady with hair styling and makeup application, but I believe that when a woman feels beautiful her confidence is heightened and she really does beam with a certain self-assurance. It’s this beauty that I capture in her images.

Urban Dictionary asked people to contribute their definition of ‘beautiful’. This is one of their top choices and one that I prefer:

And then there is this. Short and sweet and right on the money.

With love,


P.S. What is beautiful to you?