Beautifully Scarred - A book of hope

By Charmaine Marinkovich

NZ $14,118 pledged


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Beautifully Scarred - A Book Of Hope

Project 2018-03-05 11:05:59 +1300

Beautifully scarred will be a beautiful coffee table book that is filled with amazing stories & beautiful photographs of strong, beautiful, inspiring and warm-hearted women of New Zealand. They are women who have been through some form of trauma, domestic violence, illnesses, accidents, tough childhoods and more but are now living a life filled with happiness and love for all that's around them, but more importantly, love for themselves.

They are women, who one day, made a decision to not be a victim of that time, that rocky road that life can sometimes bring. They decided to not let that time hold them hostage in their own life and realised there was so much more goodness in life for them. 

I believe, their stories will help heal others who are going through a similar situation and one that will give them hope that there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

So far I have approx. 40 women who have shared their stories with me and would love to be included in 'Beautifully Scarred' in the hope their story inspires and gives hope to others who may be experiencing a similar situation.

So if you believe this personal project of mine could make a difference, I would love you to jump on board and make a pledge to help bring this book to life. Also if you could share this campaign with everyone you know, I would be so grateful.

Comments

Updates 12

I was invited to The Cafe

26/04/2018 at 10:52 AM

This week has been a big week.

Being invited to be interviewed on The Cafe was another amazing experience to share my story, talk about Beautifully Scarred and spread the word that little bit further.

I'm so grateful for all the support in spreading the word I have received.

4 DAYS LEFT.

Thank you so much to each and eveyone of you who have supported me, for making a pledge, for believing in my project. It means the world to me.

Thank you Newshub

24/04/2018 at 4:25 PM

I had an amazing opportunity to be interview by Wilhelmina Shrimpton from Newshub last week. Sharing a bit about my own story, having Tracy Manu share your journey and talking about Beautifully Scarred.

It was my first time on TV, so a little nervous to say the least, but what a great way to share the message and spread the word.

We are getting so close to the deadline, my heart is racing :) I still have just as much excitement in me as I did when I first put it out there.

If you missed the Newshub interview, here is the link to watch

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/04/tauranga-photographer-to-document-women-s-trauma-in-new-book.html

 

More rewards for you pledgers

19/04/2018 at 7:59 PM

I want to make sure that all of you who have made a pledge already get the chance for some extra goodies and with the support from some amazing local businesses I'm able to do so.

For tonight only, head over to my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/charmainemarinkovichportraits/
Find the post 'Flowers by Tami - GIVEAWAY
Comment PLEDGE

And you'll be into win a beautiful bouquet of flowers valued at $70 including delivery within the Tauranga, Mount, Papamoa region.

 

 

You can check out more gorgeous flowers by Tami on her website https://flowersbytami.co.nz/

What will the funds cover

10/04/2018 at 4:57 PM

Hey everyone, hope you're all having a great Tuesday afternoon.

I just wanted to put together an update that includes the costings towards producing the Beautifully Scarred book, as I understand it is a significant target amount that I am working towards. So here is a little break down for you.

Publising Company Costs - $65,600
Project & Print Management & Liaison
Cover Design 
Page internal Design 
Picture handling fee 
Page Layout
Correction after first proof 
Final Read
First Print Run - 3000 Copies ( $37,383.00 )
GST

Copy Edit - $6,500.00

Image Editor - $1,200

Travel Expenses - $1,500

Reward costs only - $5,000

Pledge Me fees - $5,200

 

I have also been working a lot behind the scenes, reaching out to media locally and nationally, with a few who love the idea of my book and want to help me spread the word.  The first article was with one of my favourite magazines - Mindfood, who shared it with their online audience.  You can check it out here.

https://www.mindfood.com/article/beautifully-scarred-women/

 

I will keep you updated on what else is coming up.

Char x

How to make a Pledge

05/04/2018 at 3:50 PM

I've received a number of messages from people wanting to donate towards my book, however are unsure how to complete their pledge.  So I decided to put together a little video to help you out.

All donations made must be done via the pledge me page, so that pledge me knows that I am reaching my target.
So sorry I'm unable to receive cash donations to my personal account.

Also all funds pledge will not be decucted from your credit card or via bank deposit until the 30th April and only if I reach my target.

Want to be able to take good photos of your kids at home? Now you can.

04/04/2018 at 10:22 PM

Want to be able to take good photos of your kids at home?
Do you own a nice camera and unsure how it all works?

Well now you can learn at your own pace, with my pre-recorded videos that will take you step by step through 
'How to photograph your kids at home' which I've made available as one of the rewards here on my Pledge Me campaign.

Over the years I've had so many messages & emails with people saying they'd love to learn how to photograph their kids at home.

Many have said, "My kids just won't sit still for a good photo",
Or "My photos always come out all dark or too light"....

As a mum of four, I totally understand, it can be tricky to get your kids to listen to you at the best of time, let a lone when you have a camera in hand.

Just 26 Days left to reach the Pledge Me target.
So so thankful to everyone who has already pledge and raised $4,690 so far.

 

Here are a few photos of my own kids at home...You too can learn to take photos just like these of your own kids and capture their childhood.

Ladies Night Out

03/04/2018 at 9:16 AM



I love getting together for a girls night out, so thought it would be a great chance before to get all our girlfriends together before we all start to hibernate for the winter months that lie ahead of us.


A night of bubbles, delicious platters, mini-makeovers, singing and story telling. And at the same time, raising funds towards my book 'Beautifully Scarred'

Held at my cousins amazing cafe Wild One Wholefoods Eatery
7 Prince Ave, Mt Manganui
Thursday, 12th April
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Caroline Martelli of MCollections-MSkin will be there to give you all mini-makeovers.

Plus I have a special guest - Porina who will be singing for you throughout the evening.
Porina is also one of the amazing ladies who will be featuring in my book 'Beautifully Scarred' so she will be sharing a little of her story and you will see for yourself just how far she has come.

TICKETS
Ticket price: $15.00
You can purchase your ticket by:
1) Messaging me on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/charmainemarinkovichportraits/
2) Email me at [email protected]co.nz

All ticket funds will go towards my pledge me campaign 'Beautifully Scarred' to help reach my target which ends on the 30th April 2018.

If you're in or around Tauranga, I'd love to see you.

 

Charmaine xx

My story and why 'Beautifully Scarred' means a lot to me...

25/03/2018 at 10:38 PM

Tonight I shared a little bit about my past and where I'm at today to give you an insight as to why I believe it's important to get this book out there.

 

Branding Session Sample Gallery

15/03/2018 at 5:45 PM

Branding Session Sample Gallery

 

Charmaine loves working with other creative business owners to help put their best face forward and up level the look and feel of their business brand. Included in the Branding Session reward package is: 

* Planning session (in-person or via skype)
* Style guide & videos to help prepare your outfits
* Hair + Make up application
* 3 Hour photoshoot
* Approx. 30 High Res digital files that you can use throughout your marketing online and in print
* A signed copy of the 'Beautifully Scarred' book.
* Inclusion of your name in the acknowledgement section of book
* An invitation to attend the book launch party.

Sessions are available in Tauranga and surrounding areas such as Rotorua, Whakatane, Hamilton, Taupo, Auckland.
We will work together to find a good time to schedule this over the next 12 months.

Business Profile Samples

15/03/2018 at 4:45 PM

Business Profile

Business Profiles portraits are available in Tauranga & Auckland - see dates below.

Ready to be the face of your business? Or just in need of some fresh new ones.  Charmaine will direct & photograph you in a 30 min photoshoot and you will receive 5 x High Res digital files of your choice. 

Hair & make up application is available at an additional cost of $120 - this payment will be required on the day of your photoshoot.

Tauranga Dates - Thursday, 24th May & Thursday, 31st May 2018
Auckland Dates - Thursday, 7th June 2018

Greeting Cards Sample

15/03/2018 at 4:21 PM

Greeting Card

 

These greeting cards include a range of different creative images photographed by Charmaine, which incorportate two of her favourite things - flowers and photographing women.  There are 10 x cards per pack (white envelope included)

Award Winning Print - signed + matted

15/03/2018 at 4:13 PM

Award Winning Print by Charmaine Marinkovich

Printed as a 6"x 6" image on lustre photographic paper. Signed + Matted to a finished size of H: 398mm x W: 335mm all ready to frame and display in your home.  Image was photographed by Charmaine back in 2002 and won a Bronze award at the NZIPP annual awards.  This is a limited edition with only 100 copies available.

    Pledgers 121

    Anna Keown
    2018-03-28 21:32:22 +1300

    "All the best Char! Your book sounds amazing and I hope it’s available to all soon 😊"

    Glenys McEvoy
    2018-03-28 20:43:06 +1300
    Janice & Micky
    2018-03-28 20:37:40 +1300
    Kerri Jones
    2018-03-28 20:36:02 +1300

    "Can't wait to see this come to life Char xx"

    Wendy
    2018-03-28 20:35:01 +1300
    Rochelle
    2018-03-28 20:17:07 +1300

    "Looking forward to having this inspirational book in our home xx"

    Diane Mckay
    2018-03-28 17:04:45 +1300
    Tracy
    2018-03-27 15:57:30 +1300

    "I love that you're honoring women who have overcome their challenges. Such a beautiful idea and I can't wait to read it! "

    Stacey
    2018-03-26 22:08:45 +1300
    Barbara Hines
    2018-03-26 06:34:15 +1300

    "Good luck Char"

    Erin McEvoy
    2018-03-25 21:36:37 +1300
    Marie Rhodes
    2018-03-25 08:40:05 +1300
    Gemma Pamment
    2018-03-24 07:55:45 +1300
    Brad Mckinnon
    2018-03-23 16:44:59 +1300
    Jackie O'Brien
    2018-03-23 15:57:35 +1300

    "Can't wait to see the results x"

    Sally Cooney-Acker
    2018-03-23 13:32:41 +1300

    "Awesome idea Charmaine! Can't wait to see the book."

    Paul Turner
    2018-03-23 10:41:35 +1300

    "Good luck!"

    Janet Page
    2018-03-23 08:22:33 +1300
    Keryn Jarvis
    2018-03-23 07:02:46 +1300

    "You are amazing Char! This book will be amazing! I wish you all the very best for your campaign!"

    Matthew Allen
    2018-03-22 23:03:33 +1300

    "Awesome stuff Char - so pleased you have done something so amazing :)"

    Nat Ashab
    2018-03-22 22:10:41 +1300
    Nat Ashab
    2018-03-22 22:09:28 +1300

    "Woohoo Char, your hard work, passion, determination and drive has got you this far and I look forward to seeing the end product. Xoxo"

    Erika Lee-Wheeler
    2018-03-22 22:04:44 +1300

    "Your work is so inspiring and so worth the support - Awesome job ❤️"

    Fleur
    2018-03-22 22:02:41 +1300
    Lisa McPhee
    2018-03-22 21:36:56 +1300
    Lisa McPhee
    2018-03-22 21:34:27 +1300

    "Proud of you always xx "

    Andy Waijers
    2018-03-22 21:33:21 +1300

    "Go for it Char!! We are right behind you! Love the Waijers Fam x"

    Joanne
    2018-03-22 21:29:57 +1300

    "Amazing stuff Char, cannot wait to see this gorgeous book come to life and be on my coffee table xx "

    Lisa Marie Cotterill
    2018-03-22 21:27:48 +1300

    "All the best Charmaine, can't wait to see the book x"

    Tiffany Matthews
    2018-03-22 21:25:45 +1300

    "I can not wait to see this book come to fruition. It will be a beautiful addition to our coffee table and I can't wait to gift one! "

    Beautifully Scarred - A Book Of Hope

    Project 2018-03-05 11:05:59 +1300

    Beautifully scarred will be a beautiful coffee table book that is filled with amazing stories & beautiful photographs of strong, beautiful, inspiring and warm-hearted women of New Zealand. They are women who have been through some form of trauma, domestic violence, illnesses, accidents, tough childhoods and more but are now living a life filled with happiness and love for all that's around them, but more importantly, love for themselves.

    They are women, who one day, made a decision to not be a victim of that time, that rocky road that life can sometimes bring. They decided to not let that time hold them hostage in their own life and realised there was so much more goodness in life for them. 

    I believe, their stories will help heal others who are going through a similar situation and one that will give them hope that there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

    So far I have approx. 40 women who have shared their stories with me and would love to be included in 'Beautifully Scarred' in the hope their story inspires and gives hope to others who may be experiencing a similar situation.

    So if you believe this personal project of mine could make a difference, I would love you to jump on board and make a pledge to help bring this book to life. Also if you could share this campaign with everyone you know, I would be so grateful.

    Comments

    I was invited to The Cafe

    26/04/2018 at 10:52 AM

    This week has been a big week.

    Being invited to be interviewed on The Cafe was another amazing experience to share my story, talk about Beautifully Scarred and spread the word that little bit further.

    I'm so grateful for all the support in spreading the word I have received.

    4 DAYS LEFT.

    Thank you so much to each and eveyone of you who have supported me, for making a pledge, for believing in my project. It means the world to me.

    Thank you Newshub

    24/04/2018 at 4:25 PM

    I had an amazing opportunity to be interview by Wilhelmina Shrimpton from Newshub last week. Sharing a bit about my own story, having Tracy Manu share your journey and talking about Beautifully Scarred.

    It was my first time on TV, so a little nervous to say the least, but what a great way to share the message and spread the word.

    We are getting so close to the deadline, my heart is racing :) I still have just as much excitement in me as I did when I first put it out there.

    If you missed the Newshub interview, here is the link to watch

    http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/04/tauranga-photographer-to-document-women-s-trauma-in-new-book.html

     

    More rewards for you pledgers

    19/04/2018 at 7:59 PM

    I want to make sure that all of you who have made a pledge already get the chance for some extra goodies and with the support from some amazing local businesses I'm able to do so.

    For tonight only, head over to my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/charmainemarinkovichportraits/
    Find the post 'Flowers by Tami - GIVEAWAY
    Comment PLEDGE

    And you'll be into win a beautiful bouquet of flowers valued at $70 including delivery within the Tauranga, Mount, Papamoa region.

     

     

    You can check out more gorgeous flowers by Tami on her website https://flowersbytami.co.nz/

    What will the funds cover

    10/04/2018 at 4:57 PM

    Hey everyone, hope you're all having a great Tuesday afternoon.

    I just wanted to put together an update that includes the costings towards producing the Beautifully Scarred book, as I understand it is a significant target amount that I am working towards. So here is a little break down for you.

    Publising Company Costs - $65,600
    Project & Print Management & Liaison
    Cover Design 
    Page internal Design 
    Picture handling fee 
    Page Layout
    Correction after first proof 
    Final Read
    First Print Run - 3000 Copies ( $37,383.00 )
    GST

    Copy Edit - $6,500.00

    Image Editor - $1,200

    Travel Expenses - $1,500

    Reward costs only - $5,000

    Pledge Me fees - $5,200

     

    I have also been working a lot behind the scenes, reaching out to media locally and nationally, with a few who love the idea of my book and want to help me spread the word.  The first article was with one of my favourite magazines - Mindfood, who shared it with their online audience.  You can check it out here.

    https://www.mindfood.com/article/beautifully-scarred-women/

     

    I will keep you updated on what else is coming up.

    Char x

    How to make a Pledge

    05/04/2018 at 3:50 PM

    I've received a number of messages from people wanting to donate towards my book, however are unsure how to complete their pledge.  So I decided to put together a little video to help you out.

    All donations made must be done via the pledge me page, so that pledge me knows that I am reaching my target.
    So sorry I'm unable to receive cash donations to my personal account.

    Also all funds pledge will not be decucted from your credit card or via bank deposit until the 30th April and only if I reach my target.

    Want to be able to take good photos of your kids at home? Now you can.

    04/04/2018 at 10:22 PM

    Want to be able to take good photos of your kids at home?
    Do you own a nice camera and unsure how it all works?

    Well now you can learn at your own pace, with my pre-recorded videos that will take you step by step through 
    'How to photograph your kids at home' which I've made available as one of the rewards here on my Pledge Me campaign.

    Over the years I've had so many messages & emails with people saying they'd love to learn how to photograph their kids at home.

    Many have said, "My kids just won't sit still for a good photo",
    Or "My photos always come out all dark or too light"....

    As a mum of four, I totally understand, it can be tricky to get your kids to listen to you at the best of time, let a lone when you have a camera in hand.

    Just 26 Days left to reach the Pledge Me target.
    So so thankful to everyone who has already pledge and raised $4,690 so far.

     

    Here are a few photos of my own kids at home...You too can learn to take photos just like these of your own kids and capture their childhood.

    Ladies Night Out

    03/04/2018 at 9:16 AM



    I love getting together for a girls night out, so thought it would be a great chance before to get all our girlfriends together before we all start to hibernate for the winter months that lie ahead of us.


    A night of bubbles, delicious platters, mini-makeovers, singing and story telling. And at the same time, raising funds towards my book 'Beautifully Scarred'

    Held at my cousins amazing cafe Wild One Wholefoods Eatery
    7 Prince Ave, Mt Manganui
    Thursday, 12th April
    5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Caroline Martelli of MCollections-MSkin will be there to give you all mini-makeovers.

    Plus I have a special guest - Porina who will be singing for you throughout the evening.
    Porina is also one of the amazing ladies who will be featuring in my book 'Beautifully Scarred' so she will be sharing a little of her story and you will see for yourself just how far she has come.

    TICKETS
    Ticket price: $15.00
    You can purchase your ticket by:
    1) Messaging me on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/charmainemarinkovichportraits/
    2) Email me at [email protected]co.nz

    All ticket funds will go towards my pledge me campaign 'Beautifully Scarred' to help reach my target which ends on the 30th April 2018.

    If you're in or around Tauranga, I'd love to see you.

     

    Charmaine xx

    My story and why 'Beautifully Scarred' means a lot to me...

    25/03/2018 at 10:38 PM

    Tonight I shared a little bit about my past and where I'm at today to give you an insight as to why I believe it's important to get this book out there.

     

    Branding Session Sample Gallery

    15/03/2018 at 5:45 PM

    Branding Session Sample Gallery

     

    Charmaine loves working with other creative business owners to help put their best face forward and up level the look and feel of their business brand. Included in the Branding Session reward package is: 

    * Planning session (in-person or via skype)
    * Style guide & videos to help prepare your outfits
    * Hair + Make up application
    * 3 Hour photoshoot
    * Approx. 30 High Res digital files that you can use throughout your marketing online and in print
    * A signed copy of the 'Beautifully Scarred' book.
    * Inclusion of your name in the acknowledgement section of book
    * An invitation to attend the book launch party.

    Sessions are available in Tauranga and surrounding areas such as Rotorua, Whakatane, Hamilton, Taupo, Auckland.
    We will work together to find a good time to schedule this over the next 12 months.

    Business Profile Samples

    15/03/2018 at 4:45 PM

    Business Profile

    Business Profiles portraits are available in Tauranga & Auckland - see dates below.

    Ready to be the face of your business? Or just in need of some fresh new ones.  Charmaine will direct & photograph you in a 30 min photoshoot and you will receive 5 x High Res digital files of your choice. 

    Hair & make up application is available at an additional cost of $120 - this payment will be required on the day of your photoshoot.

    Tauranga Dates - Thursday, 24th May & Thursday, 31st May 2018
    Auckland Dates - Thursday, 7th June 2018

    Greeting Cards Sample

    15/03/2018 at 4:21 PM

    Greeting Card

     

    These greeting cards include a range of different creative images photographed by Charmaine, which incorportate two of her favourite things - flowers and photographing women.  There are 10 x cards per pack (white envelope included)

    Award Winning Print - signed + matted

    15/03/2018 at 4:13 PM

    Award Winning Print by Charmaine Marinkovich

    Printed as a 6"x 6" image on lustre photographic paper. Signed + Matted to a finished size of H: 398mm x W: 335mm all ready to frame and display in your home.  Image was photographed by Charmaine back in 2002 and won a Bronze award at the NZIPP annual awards.  This is a limited edition with only 100 copies available.

      Anna Keown
      2018-03-28 21:32:22 +1300

      "All the best Char! Your book sounds amazing and I hope it’s available to all soon 😊"

      Glenys McEvoy
      2018-03-28 20:43:06 +1300
      Janice & Micky
      2018-03-28 20:37:40 +1300
      Kerri Jones
      2018-03-28 20:36:02 +1300

      "Can't wait to see this come to life Char xx"

      Wendy
      2018-03-28 20:35:01 +1300
      Rochelle
      2018-03-28 20:17:07 +1300

      "Looking forward to having this inspirational book in our home xx"

      Diane Mckay
      2018-03-28 17:04:45 +1300
      Tracy
      2018-03-27 15:57:30 +1300

      "I love that you're honoring women who have overcome their challenges. Such a beautiful idea and I can't wait to read it! "

      Stacey
      2018-03-26 22:08:45 +1300
      Barbara Hines
      2018-03-26 06:34:15 +1300

      "Good luck Char"

      Erin McEvoy
      2018-03-25 21:36:37 +1300
      Marie Rhodes
      2018-03-25 08:40:05 +1300
      Gemma Pamment
      2018-03-24 07:55:45 +1300
      Brad Mckinnon
      2018-03-23 16:44:59 +1300
      Jackie O'Brien
      2018-03-23 15:57:35 +1300

      "Can't wait to see the results x"

      Sally Cooney-Acker
      2018-03-23 13:32:41 +1300

      "Awesome idea Charmaine! Can't wait to see the book."

      Paul Turner
      2018-03-23 10:41:35 +1300

      "Good luck!"

      Janet Page
      2018-03-23 08:22:33 +1300
      Keryn Jarvis
      2018-03-23 07:02:46 +1300

      "You are amazing Char! This book will be amazing! I wish you all the very best for your campaign!"

      Matthew Allen
      2018-03-22 23:03:33 +1300

      "Awesome stuff Char - so pleased you have done something so amazing :)"

      Nat Ashab
      2018-03-22 22:10:41 +1300
      Nat Ashab
      2018-03-22 22:09:28 +1300

      "Woohoo Char, your hard work, passion, determination and drive has got you this far and I look forward to seeing the end product. Xoxo"

      Erika Lee-Wheeler
      2018-03-22 22:04:44 +1300

      "Your work is so inspiring and so worth the support - Awesome job ❤️"

      Fleur
      2018-03-22 22:02:41 +1300
      Lisa McPhee
      2018-03-22 21:36:56 +1300
      Lisa McPhee
      2018-03-22 21:34:27 +1300

      "Proud of you always xx "

      Andy Waijers
      2018-03-22 21:33:21 +1300

      "Go for it Char!! We are right behind you! Love the Waijers Fam x"

      Joanne
      2018-03-22 21:29:57 +1300

      "Amazing stuff Char, cannot wait to see this gorgeous book come to life and be on my coffee table xx "

      Lisa Marie Cotterill
      2018-03-22 21:27:48 +1300

      "All the best Charmaine, can't wait to see the book x"

      Tiffany Matthews
      2018-03-22 21:25:45 +1300

      "I can not wait to see this book come to fruition. It will be a beautiful addition to our coffee table and I can't wait to gift one! "

      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 30/04/2018 at 12:00 AM.