Anyone who comes to us for a session is asked if they are happy for us to share their images. This client has chosen to keep her images private, but would like to share her experience with you.
When she first got in contact with us, she told us that she wanted to take part as she'd never been confident about her body.
How were you feeling about your body, before your session?
"I had recently lost weight, so was feeling more confident and positive."
How did you feel about your body before your session?
"I didn’t really know what to expect, but as I was open to the idea I felt it was worth a try. The session went really quickly and at no point did I feel awkward as I was so focussed on doing what was asked."
How did you feel about the session itself on the day?
"I really enjoyed it, I felt very at ease - I must have done because I did a naked shot, which I didn't think I ever would - and I felt so comfortable and everyone put me at ease."
How did you feel about coming back to see your photos?
"I was hopeful of liking one picture although not expecting to like many - just purely because I know how fussy I can be. It was a pleasant surprise and I liked loads and loved lots.
Narrowing the choice down was difficult, as the ones I didn’t purchase were also good. The unique thing was, it was me in the picture, but also it wasn’t -the photos were of such a high standard- I felt it looked so professional I could have done it as a professional."
How are you feeling about yourself now that you've seen your photos?
"Still makes me smile with the surprise of how pleased I am with the results, and how fab I think I look."
Is there anything else you could say to someone who's feeling apprehensive coming along for their own session?
"Do it. You have nothing to lose, and you may also be as surprised and happy as I am with the results."
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.