I (Sarah Benton, Pictorian Photography) started a project about a month ago where I got the idea to find and shoot the items of a woman’s purse. I was happy to find a huge amount of ladies that didn’t mind me riffling through their stuff and then setting them up in a somewhat OCD and cataloged way.

It was such an eye opener and felt like such a personal and interesting treat each time I shot them. I was honored they allowed me into that space that “Kids can’t go into! And men don’t want to!”.

I wanted to end my photo journey on No. 20 which is the contents of my own purse. The funny thing is after seeing so many of their “survive the day” items, I ended up purchasing some things to add to my purse that I felt like I needed.

I hope you enjoy seeing the different types of things that we carry with us. And hopefully it takes away the fear and mystery of going into the dark cave after asking for a piece of gum.

Tami Vandegrift, 31. Photographer (GmrGrl Photo), Mom, Seamstress.

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Danielle, 20. Photographer (Lillee Keen Photography), Vintage Fanatic, Wife to be.

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Jamie Junction, Young at heart. Artist, Writer, “Explorer of the Imagination”.

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Kristy Carey, 32. Weird, Creative (Vintage Fusion Jewels), Unique.

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Stephanie Collard, 26. Bibliophile, Wife, Homemaker.

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Elliana Giampietri, 19. Singer, Barista, Thrifter.

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Gigi Spott, 21. Mother, Wife, Pin-up.

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Devon Kelley, 30. Photographer (Hello Creature Photography), Cryptozoologist, Wife.

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Andrea, 33. Creative, Smart Ass, (a little) OCD.

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Gianna Morrill, 23. Graphic Designer, Seamstress (Kuriio), Soon to be step mom.

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Betty Bleu, 29. Mother, wife, Pin-up.

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Stina Rae, 33. Mother, Artist, Photographer (Stina Rae Photography)

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Ashley Wagner, 30. Accountant, Artist, Cook.

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Keleren Millham, 43. Mentor, Chanteuse, Late Bloomer.

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Emily Erickson, 18. Eccentric, Model in the making, Aspiring Auctioneer.

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Krystal Federico, 24. Passionate, Inspiring, Creative.

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Desiree Carnett, 30. Artist, Kitchen Witch, Fire Dancer.

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Madison Rose, 24. Wanderer, Dancer, Wife.

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Kelly Lynch-Chevalier, 36. Fashionista, Burlesque Madame, Dame in Charge.

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Sarah Katherine, 28. Photographer, Antiquing Nerd, Beauty Admirer. (My Purse)

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