Today I had a visit from the lovely Rebecca Lupton, mama and photographer-extraordinaire!
In-between working as a professional photograher and being mum to little Winnie and baby-bump, Rebecca has been working hard on a fantastic blog-project called “The Mothers”. Rebecca travels around the North West, mainly Manchester, and takes photographs of mums with their children. She capitalises on basing the photographs in the native surroundings of the family home, giving a real insight in to what it’s like to be a mum. She also adds depth to the beautiful photography with a number of interview-style questions for “The Mothers” to answer.
Below is a short excerpt from our interview. Be sure to click the link to Rebecca’s blog to read more
Child: Yunalesca, aged 17 months
Expectations of Motherhood: Wow! My expectations of motherhood were vast and crazy, I simply couldn’t wait to have my baby. I was diagnosed with quite severe PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) when I was just 18. I’d had irregular periods for about 2 years, I’d also gained a lot of weight in a very short space of time with no changes to my diet or daily activities, and my skin was terrible; I had the worst acne. It took 2 long years of diagnosis, until I was finally told I had PCOS. I was basically told that my chances of ever becoming pregnant were slim, and advised of the miscarriage rate of women with PCOS (which is relatively high in comparison to “normal” women). So, from being 18 years old, I always believed that having a baby of my own wouldn’t be an option for me…”