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.pure.acceptance. (Denise)

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.


Click here to go see it at Flickr.

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17 comments… add one
  • Autumn Tuesday, December 18, 2007, 4:41 pm

    That photo is unbelievably beautiful!

  • eBirdie Tuesday, December 18, 2007, 6:15 pm

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

  • Sarah Tuesday, December 18, 2007, 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!

  • Denise Wednesday, December 19, 2007, 6:16 am

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

    Thank you, Autumn, as well.



  • Rose Wednesday, December 19, 2007, 9:25 am

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

  • Claire Wednesday, December 19, 2007, 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.

  • Alexis Wednesday, December 19, 2007, 4:10 pm

    Just beautiful!! Thank you for sharing with us.

  • Tanya Wednesday, December 19, 2007, 6:55 pm

    Just lovely!

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

  • Regina Wednesday, December 19, 2007, 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.

  • i-dra Thursday, December 20, 2007, 1:25 am

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

  • Denise Thursday, December 20, 2007, 2:29 am

    All of your very kind words


    Thank you SO so much for sharing them.

    Sweet Travels :)

  • Pandy Friday, December 21, 2007, 4:43 am

    my heart just skipped a beat…

  • Kerry Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 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.

  • Betty (gren) Friday, January 25, 2008, 5:47 am

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

  • Jaime Monday, March 24, 2008, 11:27 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Brought tears to my eyes!

  • denise p Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 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.


  • Rosie Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 3:37 pm

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

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