Charity Portrait Book



Headline: Local photographer donates client’s session fee to supply a years’ worth of hay to Warhorses for Heroes, a Veteran’s PTSD charity.

Summary: Local body positive boudoir photographer, donating client’s $300 session to supply a years’ worth of hay to Warhorses for Heroes, a Veteran’s PTSD charity, in exchange for participating in the first annual ‘Empowered Women of Northern Virginia’ Charity Portrait Book Project,’ bookings currently available irginia’ Charity Portrait Book Project will offer tailored boudoir photo sessions to 10 women from January to May 2020, with 100% of the client’s $300 session fee donated to Veteran’s PTSD charity, Warhorses for Heroes (WH4H), a Veteran’s charity that uses equine therapy to assist in the transition and rehabilitation process of soldiers (both past and present) with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

As a military wife and horse lover, Leslie Arakelian, Owner of Rooted in Beauty Photography, felt that this charity spoke directly to her heart. She is hopeful that it will also speak to others as well. It is her goal to photograph 10 lovely ladies and in turn raise $3,000 for WH4H, the equivalent purchasing enough hay to feed 5 warhorses for an entire year!

The ‘Empowered Women’ project is open to all women currently living in Northern Virginia between the ages of 25 and 60+. This is an excellent opportunity for women who have always wanted to have a boudoir session done, but have not gotten to it yet. No modeling experience is preferred, but a signed model release form is required as one image from each participating client will be published in the final printed book.

Each session includes:

  • Free planning consultation call(s)
  • One hour of photography
  • Up to three outfits
  • Professional hair and makeup
  • Fully customized shoot & location
  • $100 collection print credit
  • Same day viewing and ordering
  • No obligation to buy
  • Add on: $175 for your own copy of the final book

To learn more you can schedule a free consultation call at

Rooted in Beauty Photography, LLC is a body positive boudoir practice serving the DMV, with the mission of telling the story of each woman who steps in front of the camera in a way that captures her internal beauty while also celebrating the perfect imperfection that make her completely unique. Resulting in a fully tailored photo session and a daily photographic reminder that she is beautiful, strong, loved, and that she is enough just as she is!