Reception held 9/13/23, 5-7pm at Second Stage Amherst.

Exhibit on display through 10/29/23.

See the Commemorative Magazine here.



As a woman over the age of 50, you are absolutely exceptional.

You have extraordinary qualities. Your thoughts and opinions are important. Your ideas are interesting.

You are skilled. Experienced. You’re known for who you are and what you do, and you do it all with your own special attitude and unique personality.

You are older. Wiser. You have much to share.

Right now, whether you are feeling empowered, invisible, or somewhere in between…

Let’s honor your infinite value.

Let’s show the world you.




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Maggie Takes Pix presents

The Over 50 Experience

for wonderful women in their 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond!

This is your time to shine!

I’m searching for up to 50 women over the age of 50 who would like to share their life stories through a custom beauty or boudoir portrait session, and you are invited.

Whether you believe it or not, you are inspiring, and I want to show and tell your story. 

Join me in recognition of mature women by participating in this project that may just transform the way you feel in your own skin. See yourself as others see you, right here, right now, as the vibrant woman you are.

Let’s celebrate the common bond we share by being over 50.

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Why should I do this?

  • To honor what makes you special and beautiful
  • To embrace every gray hair, wrinkle, and scar, no matter your age, size, or shape
  • To share your story about what it means to be a mature woman
  • To stand in your own power with courage and confidence
  • To help other women realize their potential by stepping out of the shadows
  • To learn to love the reflection looking back at you in the mirror
  • To do something for yourself


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The Experience FAQs

What does it cost?

I’m offering this Over 50 Experience promotional package for just $490 (valued at $690).

What does it include?

The Over 50 Experience includes:

  • Pre-shoot consultations to discuss how you want to be photographed, all the details involved, from what to wear and how to prepare, and everything else you’ll need to know. You'll be completely ready for this experience of a lifetime.
  • Help with wardrobe styling, including access to my studio client closet, with sizes ranging from XS to 3XL. I'll help you "shop" your closet (you still have that gorgeous special-occasion dress in the back, don't you?) and mine, or even go shopping with you, if you'd like!
  • Professional hairstyling and makeup application to help you show off your best version of you. My pro team will make sure your are camera-ready, and you can relax with the confidence of knowing you look great!
  • Your guided portrait session, where I direct you from the top of your head to the tips of your toes… including what to do with your hands. You don't need to know how to pose; that's my job. And I promise it will be a fun little escapade!
  • Your favorite image from our session. We’ll meet about a week later for an in-person reveal session, where you’ll see the best of the best portraits from our shoot and choose your complimentary print. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase more pix if you wish; what you purchase is entirely up to you.
  • Feature spread in a limited-edition Over 50 Experience print magazine showcasing your image(s) and words, which will also be shared online. This commemorative publication will be a tangible way to share your own story and read about others involved in the community created by this project.
  • A special gallery exhibition of the work of art that you are, complete with reception for participants and supporters who make this collection possible at a date to be determined. 

Participants before August 15, 2023, were celebrated on September 13, 2023, at Second Stage Amherst. Portraits were on display through October 29.

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How can I participate?

For this special package, you must sign a model release and agree to the following:

  • before and after photos will be shared on social media, in print media, on websites, and in other marketing materials.
  • interview questions must be answered after your photoshoot, to include a testimonial about your experience.

Want to learn more? Ready to sign up for The Over 50 Experience?

Book a Zoom Discovery Call here. Or send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “Over 50” that includes your name and contact information... or call/text Maggie at 434-226-0365.


Join the Celebration Now!

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Help me gather and share these stories!

We all know women who do remarkable things in the world. But what about the woman next door, your friend, your sister, mother.... I want to tell their stories, too! I know all of them have done incredible things in their own lives and in the lives of those around them. Please share this information with them and encourage them to celebrate their wonderful lives, too!


Whew! I can't really afford that, even though it sounds amazing....

I understand. This might be a stretch for some, so I've created another option: Simple Session Plus. Rather than enjoying the full experience, you come hair-and-makeup ready for a shortened photo shoot. You'll still be included in the magazine and reception with a lower session fee of $290.

Please let me know if this option is of interest to you!




I'm your photographer, Maggie McCanna, 57. Specializing in women’s portraits, my studio is located 15 minutes west of Amherst, Virginia, just off Route 60. All sessions are offered by appointment only.