"I am a 55 year old woman who was divorced and raised 2 daughters on my own. I met the love of life in my late 30’s. About a year after we married, our world crashed when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. There was no other option but to fight....and I had the fight of my life ahead of me. After recovering, my husband had many health issues that we had to fight together. "
"My biggest fear is probably that I will not look like my once perfect 30yr old self... Afraid to see what I actually look like!! Lol"
"I am so happy I did this - I have told many people how great it is to see yourself in these photos - just you. As women we often don't want our photo taken...I am not sure why we get to the point where we don't like ourselves anymore. This was a great way to capture me at a moment in time. More special as I will have each of my children and husband pick their favourite one. I love that they will always have a great photo of me that they love."
"Throughout the shoot Laurie made me feel at ease while she provided guidance on what to do.”
''I want to be selfish and have something all about me. For a moment in time be a beautiful sexy woman. Not a wife, mom etc. just Claire. Raw and uncut. Big soft curls...smoldering eyes...bring sexy back.''
“I have always put my marriage, the kids and my volunteer work before myself... I just wish I had made a little time for me in there along the way.”
"I'm scared of being forgotten. Every family event, holiday and vacation I am the person behind the camera and never in any family photos. I worry that one day my family won't have memories of me because I was too scared to be in a photo and instead hid behind the lens."
''To be honest, much of my life, I haven't felt very feminine due to my boxy figure and lack of attributes;) It always felt like I was an observer of others' beauty but when trying to look the part, it doesn't feel natural or authentic to me.''
"At 35 the wrinkles are starting. Getting older has been difficult. I feel like I may have missed my moment to be beautiful."