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.pure.acceptance. (Denise)

December 18, 2007

I saw this self portrait submitted to our Flickr Group and I loved it right away. Days later I still could not get it out of my head so I begged Denise Perri to let me post it here and she gladly consented. Not only is it a simply stunning photograph, but it speaks volumes about exactly what this website is about. Thank you, Denise. So much.


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17 Responses to “.pure.acceptance. (Denise)”

  1. Autumn Says:
    December 18th, 2007 at 4:41 pm

    That photo is unbelievably beautiful!

  2. eBirdie Says:
    December 18th, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    Amazing. One of the best photos I’ve seen!

  3. Sarah Says:
    December 18th, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    Wow! I’ve never seen anything so beautiful! My breasts actually do the same thing when I lay down–and I’m still breastfeeding. They’ll look very similar to this. I’m glad. It’s a stunning testament to the beauty of motherhood!

  4. Denise Says:
    December 19th, 2007 at 6:16 am

    Ohhh Bonnie!
    Thank you!
    No begging necessary,
    I was honored.

    Thank you, Autumn, as well.



  5. Rose Says:
    December 19th, 2007 at 9:25 am

    the most gorgeous pic i’ve ever seen on this site!!

  6. Claire Says:
    December 19th, 2007 at 11:58 am

    The way her little hand is squishing Mama’s soft belly!

    It’s perfect, I love it. It makes me feel proud instead of ashamed, somehow.

    Well done, Denise – and thank you.

  7. Alexis Says:
    December 19th, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    Just beautiful!! Thank you for sharing with us.

  8. Tanya Says:
    December 19th, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    Just lovely!

    My son loves my belly, too! I must admit, it’s very nice and soft and squishy! lol

  9. Regina Says:
    December 19th, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    this picture just shows what we go through and why we do it all in one. it is so beautiful. It’s making me practically tear up how meaningful it is just to motherhood itself.

  10. i-dra Says:
    December 20th, 2007 at 1:25 am

    i could look at this photo all day. it really touches me… it’s perfect.

  11. Denise Says:
    December 20th, 2007 at 2:29 am

    All of your very kind words


    Thank you SO so much for sharing them.

    Sweet Travels :)

  12. Pandy Says:
    December 21st, 2007 at 4:43 am

    my heart just skipped a beat…

  13. Kerry Says:
    January 9th, 2008 at 9:27 am

    I love this image, because it depicts, so beautifully, the sacrifices we make for our children.
    I’m 29 years old and 21 weeks pregnant with my first child. Looking at this picture I experienced an emotional dichotomy. I’m fearful, yet proud that my body can provide life. I’m joyful, yet afraid that my body will never look the same. I am eager, yet longing for my figure back.
    I know that once I see my baby boy for the first time these feelings shall pass and maternal instinct will set in. Then, I too will have a picture of my beautifully reshaped body to share, too.

  14. Betty (gren) Says:
    January 25th, 2008 at 5:47 am

    Lovely image – it should be public on flickr so everyone can see it.
    Well done.

  15. Jaime Says:
    March 24th, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Brought tears to my eyes!

  16. denise p Says:
    November 17th, 2009 at 11:43 am

    You can see the pic here:

    I get moody sometimes and delete my stuff.
    i’m an artist, what can i say?

    thank you again, everyone, for sharing your thoughts on my work
    on your journey’s as mamas.


  17. Rosie Says:
    November 17th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Absolutely breath taking Denise! Motherhood is a gift that keeps giving:-)


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