Sunday 23 March 2014

12: Kelly

Portraits - the Motherhood series. 

Meet Kelly. Gregarious and down to earth, wife and mother of two cuddly kids. I mean, have you ever seen such a smiley totem pole?! As cousins, Kel and I share wonderful childhood memories - lounge room concerts, make up and hair crimping, family road trips all encapsulated in the warm hue of nostalgia. But it was in our early twenties, as flatmates, that our friendship was fortified forever. Earlier this year, Kel and I travelled to Cambodia together with work. I can admit I struggled after a challenging first few days. Just as I started to feel overwhelmed, very out of my depth and rather alone, she was there with a glass of wine and a shoulder to lean on. I honestly don't know what I would have done without her. She may be petite but Kel is a force of heart.

The path of motherhood is never easy but Kel is quick to tell me with such gratitude how much her children have taught her. How they've made her look at the world differently. How they constantly challenge her to consider her own beliefs and most of all, how they remind her that in every moment of darkness there's always a ray of sunshine waiting to break through. 

You can view all of my portraits from 2013/14 by clicking on the Portrait Series links in the right sidebar of this page.

Belinda x


  1. OH I love your celebrating motherhood pic! What a great idea!

  2. Yay for rays of sunshine.....they are always there if you look hard enough. Xxxx

  3. Beautiful photo! And rays of sunshine they certainly are :)

  4. You are so lucky to have one another! How fantastic is that photo! Just brought a huge smile to my face!!! Happy week you!!! Nicole xoxo


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