“Art is the clearest route I’ve found to the direct experience of unencumbered visceral connection with the universe. It is where I experience a state of flow and the edges of identity begin to erode.” ~ Boulder artist, Lisa Gayko Schaewe

I began the Wise Women Project in 2021 to honor and document the lives of women over 50 through photographs and an interview.

In addition to RES Photography, I am the editor and photographer for Our Stories Today, a website devoted to giving women over 50 voice. I do that through sharing my own experiences about aging as well as including conversations with other women about how they are approaching life once they pass 50.

The RES Photography Wise Women Project is an opportunity for women over 50 to share their stories. Live outside Colorado? I’m willing to travel–all you need to do is round up five other women over 50 and I’m on my way!

This you-focused experience is priced at $250 (valued at $750+) for women who are interested in being interviewed for the Our Stories Today blog and who would love to participate in a photo shoot! Participants will receive use of high-res images (approximately 10-15 images) and receive lots of attention on both websites and social media accounts. There is no charge for participants over 80.

The Wise Women Project has the goal of spotlighting how women over 50 are moving through their lives and how wisdom has shaped where they are today by sharing these stories and images with others.

Working with women involves conversation, and an opportunity for connection that inspires and lights me up. Read previous interviews with other wise women here. Be sure to check out the Wise Women Project Gallery, too.

Most women arrive for our work together a little bit nervous, wondering if they are pretty enough, slim enough, or interesting enough, but by the end of our work together realize that YES. Yes, they are enough. They are everything enough.

This project will culminate in a book spotlighting interviews and portraits as well as an exhibit.

Reach out below and let’s begin this conversation!

Read coverage from Boulder’s Daily Camera about the Wise Women Project here!

Book your session

Planning our session is an important part of our work together. Once I receive your initial contact, we’ll set up a time to chat and to shoot! I am so excited to meet you!

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