Sunday, 25 May 2014

21: Merope

Portraits - the Motherhood series. 

"I'm forever changed." A powerful description of her motherhood experience. Merope, known to many as Mep, is articulate, thoughtful and composed. Much akin to her mother Geraldine, I sense a quiet resolve and strength. She cherishes being able to stay at home with her kids and is completing an early childhood degree online full time. Mep met her husband Alex at the Loop bar in London twelve years ago. Before long they were dating and have rarely spent a night apart since. After seven years, they welcomed the arrival of their first son, Kai. Mep describes her firstborn as an inquisitive soul who seems wild on the outside but is the most sensitive and thoughtful little man underneath. When Kai was fifteen months old, Mep and Alex were married in a beautiful celebration by the sea here in Sydney. Shortly after on Kai's second birthday, Mep discovered she was pregnant. She prayed to have a girl or twins. She tells me that she was genuinely afraid that she could never love another little boy anywhere near as much as she loved Kai. When Axel was born, that fear melted away and they were all instantly smitten. The boys adore each other which makes Mep crumble each and everyday. 

"I feel extremely blessed to have two beautiful, healthy little men who teach me about myself, love, the world they see and everything in between. They remind me to slow down, enjoy the little things and just be happy 'being' in the moment."

You can view all of my portraits from 2013/14 by clicking on the 52 Portrait Series links in the right sidebar of this page. In case you're wondering about the inspiration for this year's Motherhood portrait series, you can read more about it here.

Belinda x

1 comment:

  1. Her description of her children is just so wonderful! What a powerful example of love! And such a stunning shot friend! Wishing you an outstanding weekend! Nicole xo


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