Breast Cancer Confidence Project

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Photography Events

Our events provide opportunities that are affordable and empowering for breast cancer survivors. Offerings are designed to provide confidence-enhancing experiences in a supportive environment, while minimizing expense to survivors. Hosted in Upstate New York (Rochester/Finger Lakes region), we offer at least 2 events each year.

Upcoming Events

Capturing Courage

10/15/2023, 9am-4pm

Annual empowerment event celebrating you, the strength of your body, and your everlasting beauty

  • Choose from Boudoir Photography or Body Art Portraiture
  • Private photoshoots occur with a female photographer (approx. 30 min
  • Includes 5 high resolution digital image downloads
  • Opportunity to connect with other survivors/warriors/previvors& build your support network
  • Location: 11 N. Goodman St. Suite 17, Rochester, NY 14607

Breast Cancer Confidence Project

“Embrace Your Body” book project
Portraits and stories from 10-15 women who represent the diverse backgrounds and experiences of those impacted by breast cancer will be published in a full-color hardcover book, entitled “Embrace Your Body.”

These books will be gifted to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer upon entering treatment at one of our participating breast cancer treatment centers. Our goal is to provide reassurance, encouragement, and to positively influence those grappling with fears of lost confidence and/or bodily insecurity.

In effort to create a product that represents the diverse backgrounds and experiences of those impacted by breast cancer, applicants are asked to provide demographic information. Candidates will be selected for additional interview based on their responses to this form. Final selections will be made by our board of directors following review of applications for optimal diversity and inclusivity – we want this book to be relatable for ALL people battling breast cancer

Social Gatherings, Community Events, Appearances, & Collaborations

We love bringing people together and building connections within the breast cancer community! Our breast friends meet up several times a year for intimate social gatherings and bonding. We also believe in unity and the power of alliance amongst groups serving those with breast cancer and other serious diseases, and often partner with other local organizations that work towards similar goals.

Our Friends’ Upcoming Events

 Facebook/Instagram Live with Learn Look Locate 

August 29th, 2023 at 7pm
Drop in and join the conversation about boudoir and breast cancer

Individual Portrait Opportunities

Those impacted by breast cancer are eligible for special discounts on complete boudoir packages with our chief photographer, Jolana Hollister. Requests for private boudoir sessions outside of our regular programs must be arranged with The Photography Experience.

Please visit or email for information and to book your own private boudoir experience.

Be sure to mention you were referred by Breast Cancer Confidence Project in order to receive your discount!

Breast Cancer Confidence Project

Contribute Confidence Stories

Our project aims to help ALL women recover from confidence and body image challenges after breast cancer. Because we know that not all journeys are alike, we love to feature voices from others within our community! Contributors may provide a one timefeature, ormay provide content for multiple posts – it is entirely up to you how involved you would like to be


Length: No more than 1,800 characters– this allows us space to introduce you/tag any pages within the confines of instagram’s caption limits

Topic: Focus on how your diagnosis and journey has uniquely impacted your confidence, body image, sexual health, or overall sense of wellness

Style: Tell your story the way that you want to tell it– we want to help you share your true feelings and journey! We are not here to direct or dramatically alter your words

Don’t be afraid to get a little vulnerable. You are speaking to your people, and you never know who may need to hear your story


Please provide the following:

  • Age at diagnosis
  • Breast cancer stage
  • Where you are from (city, state/province or country)
  • Your story or caption (1,800 character limit)
  • 2-3 images of yourself that you would like us to share
  • Social media handles for any accounts to tag along with the post (your own, photographer, or other artists)

Spread The Word & Keep In Touch!


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