After Clair came to see her photos, we sent her an email with a few questions about her time with us and how the experience has affected her body confidence along the way.
How were you feeling about your body, before your portrait session?
"Well, before I’d felt I’d lost myself, especially after having 2 children and my weight majorly fluctuating. I can honestly say I wasn’t body confident. I like bright hair to distract from my body."
How did you feel about the session, on the day itself?
"I felt very nervous driving over, and even changing for the first time my stomach was in knots.
I know I could have used the beautiful grown to cover, but I don’t think I’d have let it go, so bit the bullet and walked out in just my underwear, still feeling a bit nervous, but soon started to relax and tried to enjoy every moment.
How were you feeling about coming back to see your photos?
"I felt just as nervous (even if we were slightly hungover). I’m not a lover of photos of myself, as I can be very self critical. But they blew my socks off. Absolutely amazing. I never thought I could look the way I did in the display of pictures."
How are you feeling about yourself, now that you've seen your photos?
"I’ve realised I don’t look as bad as I have thought for so long, and I actually look in the mirror more stood in just my underwear, and I’m starting to like what I’m seeing, finally. It’s also given me inner confidence for which I’m grateful."
Is there anything you'd like to say to anyone who's feeling apprehensive about having a session of their own?
"Go for it.
It took me a few years of seeing the Facebook post, thinking 'nah I haven’t the guts to do something like that', but I’m so glad I did. They all put you at ease where you actually forget you’re in your underwear."
The Embrace Your Body Project is all about empowering women to love themselves and their bodies, as they are, right now.
It's about embracing our bodies, whatever flaws we may think we have, and accepting ourselves.
It's about showing that nobody is perfect, but that we are all beautiful in our imperfections.
And it's about sharing that experience with other women, to help them on their journey to body confidence.