In celebration of the “40 Over 40” campaign – a movement she started in the Buffalo Region – Andrea Costrino presented an art exhibit for the project Thursday at the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda. All women involved in the campaign were invited to the pop-up exhibit of portraits from each women's session – and to toast each other in support of one another.
Costrino, owner of Andrea Costrino & Co Portrait Photography in Lewiston, launched the “40 Over 40” campaign in November and has been documenting women ages 40 and beyond. Her mission is to show others the beauty and gained knowledge in the journey of aging.
Each of the 40 woman who participated received a pampered experience, with professional hair and makeup along with wardrobe consultations.
Costrino said, “This powerful campaign is leaving women feeling not only beautiful but empowered and with a renewed sense of confidence.”
Andrea Costrino & Co recently launched a new initiative, titled the “Warrior Campaign.” This allows people to share their story about a battle they have had to endure in their lives. The mission is to encourage and give strength to other people who are fighting their own battle.
“There is so much power and healing from being vulnerable and sharing your story with others,” Costrino said.
Costrino, a Lewiston native, left her teaching career to follow her creative desires, and has now served the Niagara and Erie County areas for more than a decade. Her mission is to serve her community of women by helping them step out of their comfort zones and into the most authentic versions of themselves by creating stunning legacy portraits.