Obviously anyone who comes to us for a session is asked if they are happy for us to share their images, and this doesn't change if you are coming in as part of our 'Embrace Your Body' project. Here's one of our anonymous participants, talking about her experience.
How did you feel about your body before your session?
"Not that happy with it to be honest, I was self-conscious of my mum body and wobbly bits and bits that have extended over the years."
How did you feel about the session itself on the day?
"I was nervous when I first got here, but I was excited as well. When I first came out for the first couple of photos, I was extremely nervous. Robin was just really lovely, he just made me feel really relaxed and he kept talking about my husband and cracking jokes and that kind of thing. So I felt really relaxed quite quickly. So yeah, it was good."
Did you start to feel nervous about coming back to see your photos, after the session?
"Yes, only about two days ago. I felt quite excited before that and then day before yesterday I thought “oh, no I don't know if I can go and do it.” I don't know why, because I was excited about seeing them but then all of a sudden it just popped into my head, like “I don't know if I can actually go back and view them.”"
How are you feeling about yourself now that you've seen your photos?
"Amazing, absolutely amazing. I didn't know I could look that good. They're absolutely brilliant There's not one I've looked at and thought “I'm not really over keen on that one.” I absolutely love all of them, they're gonna be on my wall for sure."
Is there anything else you could say to someone who's feeling apprehensive coming along for their own session?
"Oh do it, absolutely, definitely, just put that fear to one side and go and do it, because you can look absolutely amazing."
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.