Franklin Photography Studios


Photography for women over forty Scottsdale

A celebration of women in their 40's, 50's 60's and beyond!

There are more women realizing how truly empowering a photography experience can be....

I'm searching for forty women over the age of forty who would like to empower themselves with a glamour or boudoir photoshoot. I started on the journey of empowering women through photoshoots in 2019 when I was preparing to turn fifty, with Franklin Studios first Fifty Over 50 Project. I wanted to focus on the positive aspects of aging and what a beautiful gift it is. After completing three rounds of The Fifty Over 50 Project, I've been convinced to lower the age to over Forty, because "Women shouldn't have to wait so long to participate in something so powerful!"

We are sensual, desirable and vibrant. Women over forty of all sizes and shapes are strong, beautiful and powerful! I want to showcase your beauty. If you haven't seen it with your own eyes lately, or felt it in your soul, I want to tell your story through imagery and transform the way you feel in your own skin!


  • To share your story about what it means to be a woman over forty.
  • To stand in your power with body-positivity, strength and courage.
  • To honor everything that makes you the beautiful and the unique woman you have become.
  • To document the life you're living and create images you are proud of.
  • To help other women realize their potential.
  • To step out of the shadows.


No matter what your current shape or size, capturing your essence and beauty is something you should do for yourself. You are gorgeous, and we can show you! It's time to start a conversation about the beauty and power of women, and how luxury photography is a gift for yourself that can change your outlook, and an experience you will remember for the rest of your life.


I'm offering the Forty Over 40 experience for just $479 plus tax


A pre-session consultation to discuss how you want to be photographed, ( here is where we create a plan for your photoshoot.)

Professional hair and makeup ( value $200) the day of the shoot.

Fully guided professional photo shoot with four looks with photographer Shelley Franklin and her female team in her GORGEOUS Studio located in Scottsdale.

Your shoot can include boudoir and/or fashion looks. You will TRULY enjoy your time in the studio!

Looks are created just for YOU based on YOUR comfort level and personality.

Access to gorgeous and unique studio pieces. (If you want to use them)

One matted printed image of your choice and corresponding digital image.

A same day reveal and ordering session. You will see the beautiful images we have taken of you, choose your complimentary print/digital & have the opportunity to purchase additional prints, wall art or albums.


Shelley Franklin is an International award winning fellow photographer with The Portrait Masters who has been working as a professional photographer for over seven years. The past five years she has been located in a gorgeous store front studio in Scottsdale that she designed herself for client comfort.

Shelley Specializes in portraits and headshots/branding, and she has completed three rounds of "The Fifty Over 50 Project" since 2000, most recently lowering the age limit by creating a Forty Over 40 Project to allow inclusion of women in their 40's.

She is experienced in posing women of all sizes and shapes from the top of their head to the tips of their toes, making them look and feel like models in the portraits they create together.


Only 40 spots are available!

There are 40 spots available for this project and applications are being accepted now. By filling out the form below, you'll be sent an email with more details about the project and receive a phone call over the next few days to answer and questions you may have. IF you wish to be considered for the project make sure to respond to the email. We have overwhelming responses to ads for these projects. IF all spaces have been filled you may have the opportunity to apply for a future project.

You must agree to the following:

Before and after photos may be used on social media, print, website, or marketing materials.

Be comfortable doing a boudoir look as part of your session, (Wardrobe and posing can be modest)


Watch this video for more information about Shelley Franklin, The 50/50 Project and this amazing experience!

As seen on Good Morning Arizona, News Chanel 3, Phoenix

FRANKLIN PHOTOGRAPHY • 10810 East Via Linda Suite 105 • Scottsdale, AZ 85259 • (480) 221-2851