Photographer Jade Beall shot a beautiful series of photos just in time for Mother's Day 2014. Titled ‘A Beautiful Body Project,’ the photo series reveals what women's bodies look like after giving birth. Women of all ages, body shapes and ethnicity can be seen with saggy stomachs, loose skin, stretch marks and other "imperfections," yet they look nothing but beautiful.
Beall is creating a book of the photos that coincides with each woman's story of pregnancy and birthing process. She wants to showcase that post-pregnancy "imperfections" should be seen as a beautiful gift and not viewed negatively by the media, others and especially the mothers themselves.
Beall was inspired to embark on the series after a self-portrait of her breastfeeding her baby nude went viral.