Project Beauty – Autumn

In her own words


True Beauty- True Beauty to me, is someone who no matter their circumstances, is still good at heart. Someone who will give the clothes off their back to someone who has none. Life is too short to not do good deeds for people. My great grandmother always told me “pretty is, what pretty does.” I’m a firm believer in that quote. You can be absolutely gorgeous, but if you only care about yourself, your physical beautiful seems to be overlooked by others.

image_Autumn_jim tincher photography_project beauty_pictureHow did not wearing any makeup make you feel?

When I first found out about the no makeup shoot, I got a little nervous to be honest, because I usually have to wear lots of makeup for pageant headshots etc. Once I found out the meaning behind this shoot, I was all in for the natural look of this. It felt great to just show the world the real me.

Thinking about it, what did your session mean to you?

My session meant a lot to me. After seeing a few unedited pictures on the camera, I realized that true beauty from inside really shines through, everyone has qualities that make them beautiful. I think my shoot really showed my true character, and I couldn’t be more happy about that.

What are your thoughts or how do you feel about Project Beauty?

I feel Project Beauty was very necessary in this generation. Sooo many pictures are photoshopped, people are getting so many cosmetic procedures, everything in 2017 is based on how you look, and it leads to lots of pressure for teens. It’s such a great way to embrace natural beauty and show people who struggle with self image, it’s okay to be yourself.

Has this experience changed how you see yourself?

Yes, it has, After this shoot I felt very courageous for going out with crazy wavy hair, and no makeup, since lots of people nowadays would feel exposed if they did what I did. I learned that it is totally Okay to be yourself.

Testimonial. Could you share your testimony?

Growing up, I was severely bullied, I was taunted, my social media was hacked by “friends”, and I ate alone at the lunch table many times throughout my middle school years. I struggled so much with my image, and I eventually led into depression. Finally after having horrible middle school experiences, my mother moved me to a different school. Ever since I switched, I’ve been a happier person, being in a positive environment, has really helped me, I do not sit alone at the lunch table, I have friends, and I have a great role on our volleyball team. I learned that YOU are not the problem, it’s the people who make you feel down, who are the problem.


Project Beauty is a no makeup no edit project designed to help girls see themselves as being beautiful just the way they are! Just follow the link to find out more about Project Beauty and how you can take part in this!



Project Beauty

Something needs to change

As a senior photographer and as part of a national campaign, I want to free girls from the thought of perfection. The notion of the perfect beauty promoted by social media and our society is impossible to achieve. Over the next few weeks, my Senior Model Team will help lead a local campaign that will help raise awareness and donations for bullying, hopelessness, thoughts of suicide, eating disorders and other problems girls face today. In their own genuine way, in their own confidence, they will define what beauty truly means to each of them, without the need of makeup and without today’s fashion.

This is #ProjectBeauty2017

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Lead by my Senior Model Team and a few others, a total of 17 girls helped to lay the foundation of this project. They all have their own personal stories to share. My goal was to portray these amazing girls in an entirely new way, to get as close as possible to them — and to capture their uniquely beautiful self.

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Project Beauty is a no makeup, no retouching shoot designed to show what “true beauty” really is. This is one of the most inspiring and powerful shoots I recall doing. .
I am excited to share with you everyone’s images that were involved in getting this started. I’ll be sharing what their definitions of “True Beauty” means to them. .
If you are a high school girl that wants to be involved in the next Project Beauty shoot, to share in this amazing experience and at the same time help raise money for us to donate to a local charity that deals with depression, eating disorders, suicide and low self worth, this is your chance.
1. Follow me on INSTAGRAM @jimtincherphoto
2. Comment below and tag three friends.
3. Share this post and make sure to tag me so I can see it was reposted!

There will be a reveal Monday August 14th (stay tuned for the location announcement) where you can come see all the images we captured and to learn more about Project Beauty. If you’d like to schedule your own Project Beauty shoot in order to help this worthwhile project you can do at Project Beauty.

All proceeds go to a local charity my Senior Model team has selected.




Jim Tincher Photography Senior Model Miranda is featured on the Seniors Ignite website this month!

It feels so good to have my Architecture shoot with Miranda featured once again on the Seniors Ignite website! The challenge was to integrate architecture into the shoot. I thought about it long and hard and decided I wanted something iconic. Bridges are often that “iconic” structure such as London Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge or the Golden Gate Bridge… Truth is, we have a historical and iconic bridge right here in Kentucky that was the inspiration for the well known Brooklyn Bridge.

The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, named for the civil engineer who designed it, has been an iconic Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky suspension bridge along the city skyline for nearly a century and a half. When the Roebling Suspension Bridge opened to traffic on January 1, 1867, its 1,057-foot span made it the longest suspension bridge in the world, a record it retained until 1883 when Roebling’s most famous project, the Brooklyn Bridge opened. During this shoot the famous lights that span the wires were not operating due to maintenance.

The Great American Ball Park is another iconic structure near the foot of the John Roebling Suspension Bridge. Many of Reds fans walked across the bridge to the ball park to see the Reds play a night game. We were fortunate enough during this shoot for the Cincinnati Reds to be playing at home, which in addition to the tug boats and other city lights on the Ohio provided the ambient background lighting.

I hope you enjoy the images of Miranda as much as I did in taking them….



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Jim Tincher Photography Senior Model Mikenna is featured on the Seniors Ignite website this month!

It has been a long time since I’ve entered into any photography competitions and I’m beyond excited that Mikenna from my Class of 2018 Senior Models was selected to be featured this month! Each month hundreds of photographers from across the country compete in challenges to push skill sets and try to see things in a new way for the chance of being featured on the Seniors Ignite website as a featured photographer.

Each year I select a new group of Senior Class Models from the local high schools in the surrounding area and the numbers will vary year to year. This year there are 10 (soon to be) high schools seniors who showed interest in my photography to represent Jim Tincher Photography throughout the year. During this coming year they will work with me on special projects, be featured in my marketing and will be taking part in destination shoots, fashion shoots and other special projects as they arise. I am so pumped to have this team of amazing girls.

This month’s challenge was to use “texture” as the photographic theme.

When I think of texture, I think of the physical things you touch, and when you touch how you feel the changes of those dimensions. The contours of a fabric, the crispness of a leaf or the prick of a needle. Your eyes confirm what your sense of touch tell you.

When I thought about this challenge I wanted it to be different from how I normally see texture.

I love the grace and beautiful movement of ballet dancers. I know their costumes have texture, but does their movement? If their movement is texture how do you show that texture of motion?

Using a mixture of lighting types I hope I’ve captured the beauty and the texture of a dancer in motion that eyes can never see….

I hope you enjoy viewing these images as much as I enjoyed creating them with Mikenna!


If you liked these images please leave a comment below, I’d love to hear what you think of these images along with my take on “texture”.

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Thanks for stopping by…..


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Valentines 2017

How did I ever miss putting these images up during Valentines?

This was such a fun shoot with the incoming Class of 2018 Senior Models Caelin, Cora, Emily, Miranda and Shelby… lot’s more of them coming to you this year!


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Caelin – Franklin County HS


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Emily – Western Hills HS


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Samantha – Henry Clay HS


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Miranda – Franklin County HS

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Cora – Corbin HS

1950’s Fashion Extravaganza!

Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to do a promotional photo shoot for the “1950’s Fashion Extravaganza” being held at the Kentucky Theatre in early August. The show’s purpose is to raise funds benefiting The Ingenue Club Aspiring Arts Scholarship Program, more information can be found at

An interesting note is that the day of the shoot happened to be the 2nd anniversary of having done another promotional shoot with Soreyda as the designer both times and each shoot being held at the Kentucky Theartre!

The fashion show will be 6:30 PM August 4th at the Kentucky Theatre in downtown Lexington featuring fashions by Soreyda Benedit and Elizabeth Galacia.

Photographer: Jim Tincher
Designer: Soreyda Benedit-Begley
Designer Assistant: Brent Brashear
Makeup: Lyx Beauty
Jewelry: Jeuarlet McClanahan
Model: Chrys Zsyle Colacion
Graphic Design: Camilo Rey
Location: Kentucky Theatre

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Image taken in the foyer of The Kentucky Theatre.


Promotional poster for the 1950’s Fashion Extravaganza Fashion Show


Behind the scenes image taken in the foyer of The Kentucky Theatre. Model Chrys Colocion and photographer Jim Tincher.

The 12 Competition

I’m so stoked to have been selected as a finalist for “The 12”!!!
Senior photography at it’s finest!!!

I can’t begin to describe how excited I am at this very moment. Just a little while ago I received word that the Senior Session I had submitted for “The 12 Competition” has

Select images from Jaryn's Senior Session.

Select images from Jaryn’s Senior Session.

been selected as a finalist in a National Competition!

Even if it goes no further than this and we don’t make it as part of “The 12” I consider it to be an accomplishment as this is my first year of having delved into Senior Photography.

You can see who the other finalist are at;

These next seven days will probably go by very slow…. fingers crossed.


You can see some of these images at