I’m so proud to be a member of Artifact motherhood. It’s a beautiful collaboration of artists/mothers from around the world. Sharing stories of the joys and struggles of our journey. Our hopes and dreams for our children. With little nuggets of wisdom here and there. These are more than photographs with dates written on the back. These are the artifact we are leaving behind for children and the generations to come.
Our days have been strange and yet filled with beauty. Moments of disappointment and fragments of joy. Unusual and displaced. We still wonder how our lives will evolve and where we’ll end up as these abnormal times progress. Through this uncertainty while we still find ourselves living in a place we didn’t choose, we look for the moments of celebration.
I love the quiet contemplation in these photos I’m sharing today. A day one of my oldest school friends should have married, you should have been bridesmaids. A day that was cancelled – well not cancelled totally, but postponed for a year. It was a day we’d spent a year having cross continental skype calls to prepare for and get excited for. We’d filmed ourselves doing karaoke to send to the hen night we couldn’t be at and you’d had long distance dress consultations. And so we celebrated anyway. Champagne with Anna and Sean by zoom to celebrate them on this day and for us, an afternoon of pampering. Helping each other, working together, beautifying and primping to be sparkly, special versions of ourselves for a day, wedding or not! Ordinary moments of preparation. Hair and make up done, and a few sparkly portraits to remember. And I am so glad that you’re growing up to be the kind of girls ha look for the gaps in the grey clouds and find the reasons to celebrate.
I love you my whirlies, Mama, xx
Now please head over to see the next beautiful Mama in our collaboration the wonderful Min Mohammed who has shared HERE
July 2020 | Yorkshire | England
Hollie Stokes - Oh, the emotion and storytelling are here is everything. I love how you captured the details of stillness and quieter moments during this time. And it is so important to look for the slivers of light during this time. Beautifully done, Kirsty!
Ann Owen - Oh what a special post and I love that you did that and celebrated anyways and gave them the day to feel extra special..what beautiful memories and moments. Xx
Lauren - This is absolutely breathtaking! Each image left me in awe. I love the way you turned a disappointing thing into something so beautiful!
Caro - These are such gorgeous portraits of your girls. Their delicate gestures with which they are doing each other’s hair are so sweet, bearing witness of their relationship, I am sure. What a beautiful thing to do on that day, and celebrate in spite of it all.
Paige Rains - Your images are always so stunning with a certain gracefulness to them. These are strange times but I’m happy you are still finding ways to connect with friends and enjoying your own family.
Carla - There are such gorgeous images Kirsty. I’m glad you celebrated the day anyway, it’s the special gestures like these that keep us alive during these times of social distancing!