I've opened my calendar up for women that value a day of pampering, fun, and a chance to break out of their daily routine with their very own portrait session resulting in amazing photographs either for personal use or sharing with others.

I've heard so many women use negative self-talk throughout my time as a professional photographer and portrait artist that it inspired me to offer something to help them see their beauty and worth.

The truth is, as a society we put too much emphasis on the wrong things. Too many people feel disconnected, unseen, and less than others.

Well, it's time for that to change - My mission is to empower women through creating beautiful portraits showcasing their true essence of strength and beauty while reminding them how extraordinary they are. There is nothing more beautiful and powerful than celebrating your true, authentic self. More than ever, right now the world needs us all to allow our light to shine through - that's why I'm so passionate about this project - the Essence Campaign.

This is an invitation to YOU to celebrate who you are and be a part of the Essence Campaign.

In exchange for your time you’ll receive a complimentary luxury portrait session plus one portrait.

Real transformation comes from investing in yourself, from filling yourself up first and allowing it to overflow.

The true power of this and success of this project is that it invites women to value themselves.

When was the last time that you invested in yourself?

If you're ready to shine and want to experience this for yourself, apply using the button below. I can't wait to photograph you!

I've opened my calendar up for women that value a day of pampering, fun, and a chance to break out of their daily routine with their very own portrait session resulting in amazing photographs either for personal use or sharing with others.

I've heard so many women use negative self-talk throughout my time as a professional photographer and portrait artist that it inspired me to offer something to help them see their beauty and worth.

The truth is, as a society we put too much emphasis on the wrong things. Too many people feel disconnected, unseen, and less than others.

Well, it's time for that to change - My mission is to empower women through creating beautiful portraits showcasing their true essence of strength and beauty while reminding them how extraordinary they are. There is nothing more beautiful and powerful than celebrating your true, authentic self. More than ever, right now the world needs us all to allow our light to shine through - that's why I'm so passionate about this project - the Essence Campaign.

This is an invitation to YOU to celebrate who you are and be a part of the Essence Campaign.

In exchange for your time you’ll receive a complimentary luxury portrait session plus one portrait.

Real transformation comes from investing in yourself, from filling yourself up first and allowing it to overflow.

The true power of this and success of this project is that it invites women to value themselves.

When was the last time that you invested in yourself?

If you're ready to shine and want to experience this for yourself, apply using the button below. I can't wait to photograph you!

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As a business owner, Amanda never felt there was a good time to schedule a photoshoot. Caught between working with her own clients, hiring new staff, and volunteering, she waited years to book her dream photoshoot. She finally decided enough was enough and she just needed to carve out this time for herself and to refill her cup.

"Working with Cory on a portrait session was more about taking the time to give back to myself and capture who I am NOW. I feel like I have so many candids of friends and selfies, but investing in a session was about ME, and taking time to feel beautiful and SMILE for the sake of capturing me. I can't wait to hang the photos of myself up in my home!" - Amanda, Springfield, MO

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A mother, wife, and working her dream job, Natosha booked her session as her opportunity to celebrate herself in a year full of trying new things and saying yes to loving herself as she is.

"Today I am unapologetically me. I have learned to embrace all of the qualities about myself that I used to think made me weak. I am truly joyful, and have so much gratitude for my life, my family and my experiences. It meant so much to me to capture that."
-Natosha, Springfield, MO

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Ultimate Photoshoot Preparing Guide
Don't know how to get ready for your photoshoot, don't worry! I'll be sending you a guide covering everything you need to do to have the most amazing photoshoot. From what to wear, where to shop, and how to prepare, it's all covered!

Your Own Makeover
Hair and Makeup done by our styling team. This is your chance to decompress before your session and be pampered. We specialize in natural looks that elevate your natural beauty - so don’t be afraid (even if you don’t normally wear makeup!).

Fully-guided Glamour Photoshoot
Your session will be fully directed. We will tell you how to pose, what expression we want, etc. We use state-of-the-art lighting and offer amazing setups that are inspired by magazines like Vanity Fair.

BONUS: $100 to Spend on Your Portrait Order
Included with your portrait session will be $100 to spend on your portrait order.

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Hey there, I’m Cory, photographer and owner at Cory Powell Photography based in Springfield, Missouri.

I have dedicated my life to being a portrait photographer because I have found photography to be the best medium for me to connect others and make them feel special.

I believe photography is so much more than pretty pictures. It’s a chance to lift someone up, to show them that they are beautiful and important; to help them feel seen and loved.

I've been a photographer for over 10 years now and I've had my work displayed in galleries across the U.S. and internationally. I've photographed and worked with people of all body types, age, etc. This is all to say, that you have nothing to worry about, we've got you covered. We know what beauty looks like. Let us capture yours.

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