Ten years ago, Robin Johnson got a call that would change her life.
"They told me they didn’t know if I was gonna live or die," she recalled. "I always kind of describe it as being in an old lighthouse. You’re inside and… you just that cold, quiet lonesome place, and the storm raging around you until you can get a grip."
The mom of two was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer and received a double mastectomy to help eliminate the growing cancer inside her. It was successful, and for 10 years, Johnson's been a survivor.
But there's one thing she never was fully able to accept.
"It’s very easy to say battle wounds, embrace and celebrate but it’s not as easy to feel that," Johnson said.
So, with the help of Jenn Hyman, she took a chance on something new.
Hyman is a boudoir photographer. Back in October, she donated her services to four cancer survivors with an event called "Sparkle and Celebrate Pink."
Breast cancer survivors stripped down to try to celebrate their most hidden feature with paint and jewels.
Photos: Robin Johnson
"I think that truly did help them to embrace their bodies and accept it," Hyman said.
Johnson said the shoot took her outside her comfort zone, but it changed her from the inside out.
'When you get told that you have cancer, and they’re gonna almost kill you to save your life, you’re just trying to get to the life part," she said. "I’m at that part now. I’m living life now."
Hyman says she's accepting submissions for next year. If you would like to participate, contact Mirrored Images Boudoir.