Recently I had the privilege of documenting a snapshot of Somerset blogger Georgina Clarke (https://georginaclarkeblog.com) and her two beautiful children, Rory (20 months) and Elin (6 months). She has become a Mum for the second time and really opened up to me about her highs and lows of motherhood with two under two.
She had never met me before, we had obviously chatted over Instagram prior to the shoot, but in some respects, she didn't know me from Adam. Yet I was invited into such a personal space not just her physical (lovely) home, but a real and raw personal space in her mind and her heart. I was gifted some truly intimate moments with her and her two babies and I felt moved by the amount of trust and openness this mother had with me.
She is a full-time stay at home / work at home mother and as the same myself, it felt lovely to meet someone ‘in the same boat’ - kinda - because I don’t have two under two! She seems to have mastered the art of looking effortlessly gorgeous, make up always done, hair looking nice whilst managing to have two very happy and content children. One is breastfed and still attached to Georgina in a baby carrier a lot of the time and Rory is an incredibly dynamic and intelligent boy, and luckily for him his mummy knows this and does wonderful Montessori activities with him.
We started off the shoot at home where I was treated to a little glimpse into what a normal morning is like for these three. Snuggles on the sofa, playing with toys, watching a bit of TV, nappy changes, cups of tea, boob feeds, cuddles upstairs in the babies’ bedroom and some reading. Even though I am sure a lot of the time she is exhausted, I was amazed by her enthusiasm and general vigour for life. And the connection she has with her children was quite wonderful to capture.
We then got ready to go out for a little stroll to their local park. We were amidst the crazy heatwave so we all got a bit sweaty walking to the park but the joy on Rory’s face when he saw the park and the sand pit was just the sweetest.
Motherhood is hard work and it’s even harder with two under two and trying to run your own business. She is more than succeeding at both and I can feel myself bowing down to her obvious ninja skills at multitasking.
I loved photographing this beautiful, fiercely intelligent and hilarious mummy with her equally as beautiful and intelligent two under two. You got this, Mama!
Below are some more images from the shoot!