A Beautiful Body: Photographer celebrates the post-pregnancy physique

The project, "A Beautiful Body" by photographer Jade Beall depicts the bodies of pregnant women or women who have had children. Beall said of the project: "I began this book project unknowingly: After shooting some self-portraits with my 5-week-old son Sequoia accompanied by a blog about my newly-round post-birth body, I was flooded with emails by mothers wanting to share their incredible, inspiring & sometimes painful stories with me. It was then I realized I had to tell their untold stories, that a body of work begged to be created! Through photographs & personal essays from these courageous mothers all over the country, I hope to offer a powerful healing tool for mothers everywhere."

A Beautiful Body: Photographer celebrates the post-pregnancy physique

Models pose for photographer Jade Beall for her project, "A Beautiful Body" which depicts the bodies of pregnant women or women who have had children. (Jade Beall)

A Beautiful Body: Photographer celebrates the post-pregnancy physique

Models pose for photographer Jade Beall for her project, "A Beautiful Body" which depicts the bodies of pregnant women or women who have had children. (Jade Beall)

A Beautiful Body: Photographer celebrates the post-pregnancy physique

Models pose for photographer Jade Beall for her project, "A Beautiful Body" which depicts the bodies of pregnant women or women who have had children. (Jade Beall)

A Beautiful Body: Photographer celebrates the post-pregnancy physique

Models pose for photographer Jade Beall for her project, "A Beautiful Body" which depicts the bodies of pregnant women or women who have had children. (Jade Beall)

A Beautiful Body: Photographer celebrates the post-pregnancy physique

Models pose for photographer Jade Beall for her project, "A Beautiful Body" which depicts the bodies of pregnant women or women who have had children. (Jade Beall)

A Beautiful Body: Photographer celebrates the post-pregnancy physique

Models pose for photographer Jade Beall for her project, "A Beautiful Body" which depicts the bodies of pregnant women or women who have had children. (Jade Beall)

A Beautiful Body: Photographer celebrates the post-pregnancy physique

Models pose for photographer Jade Beall for her project, "A Beautiful Body" which depicts the bodies of pregnant women or women who have had children. (Jade Beall)

A Beautiful Body: Photographer celebrates the post-pregnancy physique

Models pose for photographer Jade Beall for her project, "A Beautiful Body" which depicts the bodies of pregnant women or women who have had children. (Jade Beall)

A Beautiful Body: Photographer celebrates the post-pregnancy physique

Models pose for photographer Jade Beall for her project, "A Beautiful Body" which depicts the bodies of pregnant women or women who have had children. (Jade Beall)

A Beautiful Body: Photographer celebrates the post-pregnancy physique

Models pose for photographer Jade Beall for her project, "A Beautiful Body" which depicts the bodies of pregnant women or women who have had children. (Jade Beall)

A Beautiful Body: Photographer celebrates the post-pregnancy physique

Models pose for photographer Jade Beall for her project, "A Beautiful Body" which depicts the bodies of pregnant women or women who have had children. (Jade Beall)