IT IS A PROJECT STARTED BY A BORED PHOTOGRAPHER DURING
THE OFF SEASON...BUT NOW IT HAS MORE MEANING THAN
SHE COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED.
HERE'S HER STORY.
PHOTOGRAPHERS CAPTURE MOMENTS IN THEIR PICTURES.
GOOD PHOTOGRAPHERS CAN SHOW YOU PURPOSE.
BRENDA ECKHARDT/PHOTOGRAPHER: 0514 i think in order
to do this over time you need to absolutely love people
and see beyond just the face 20
BRENDA ECKHARDT HAS BEEN A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER
FOR A DECADE.
BUT THIS YEAR SHE'S DOING SOMETHING NEW...
CALLED THE CONFIDENCE PROJECT.
it originally started as girls not wearing make up
GIRLS LIKE 17 YEAR OLD WAITRESS AND ASPIRNG PARAMEDIC
KELLEY IS NO STRANGER TO GETTING HER PICTURE TAKEN.
BUT WHEN THE PHOTOGRAPHER ASKED HER TO DO IT WITH
A BARE FACE AND NO TOUCH UPS...
i was just kind of
nervous cause i've never had professional
pictures taken without makeup and i knew everybody
was going to see them 14
BUT THEN KELLEY SAW THE PICTURES.
LEAH KELLEY/MODEL: 2425 of course i looked different
but i felt like i looked...like that was actually
me 28 like who i was seeing 29 and htat was really
AT FIRST ECKHARDT DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THE
PICTURES...THEN A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE PUT THEM INTO
SHE FOUND OUT HER DAUGHTER SKYLAR WAS BEING BULLIED.
BRENDA: 0956 it rocks your world it rocked her world
and it definitely rocked her confidence 0959 1001
it took awhile for her to come back kind of to herself
ECKHARDT WENT ON A MISSION TO SPOTLIGHT LOCAL HIGH
SCHOOL SENIORS WHO YOUNGER GIRLS COULD LOOK UP TO.
it doesn't take the gashiont he makeup the hair acc
or the right phone to be somebody that you want to
be it's about who you are without all those things
27 that stuff's fun and it has its place and even
for girls growing up it's fun but that's not what
it's all about 33
READY TO START SIXTH GRADE SKYLAR SAYS HER MOTHER'S
PROJECT REMINDS HER OF AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE.
ONE SHE HOPES OTHERS WILL TAKE AWAY.
God made you in a way that he wanted you to be 52
so he wanted you to be yourself obviously and you
should just be proud of who you are 58
ECKHARDT PLANS ON CONTINUING THE PROJECT THROUGH THE
YOU CAN HEAD TO BRENDAECKHARDT.COM OR CHANNEL3000.COM
FOR MORE INFORMATION.