What S. had to say about her nude photo session with me:
'My biggest fear was having another person see me nude, and not being pretty or sexy enough. I have a couple of self harm scars, and I was worried about what Jen would think and how they would be portrayed in the photos. At the start of the photos it was really scary, but Jen was persistent in telling me to be myself and she really helped me to see myself in a more healthy light. The photos showed me, and my scars as part of me, but not all of me.
[The photos were totally worth the investment]. Jen took her time with me, I never felt like we were on the clock. The photos she took were really photos. Not my makeup-ed, dolled up self, just me. I really appreciated the natural approach to beauty and photography. Jen obviously loves her work and sees beauty in every subject, the thing that distinguishes her is she is able to help her subjects see the beauty in themselves both in her time with them, and in the photos she produces.
I'm still a little shy about the photos, but I'm also a little proud. My naked self has always been a big stumbling block for me. I didn't like it, I hated the scars and how weak they made me feel. I hated how I looked soft. I wanted to be strong. Jen showed me the beauty in being soft, and how being confident in who I am takes strength. Not the strength that produces a six pack, but one that will strengthen my mind and help me be a better person.
Jen is an artist, letting her portray her art in a pleasing manner [in an album] was way better than just receiving the digital files. It's like a good cook is part taste and part presentation, you don't get the whole experience unless you let the artist do it all.'