Mother’s Day Series: Laurie

From the Mother's Day Series: "Through Mine. Through Hers. Through Theirs." A Mom's Project of beauty, self-worth and unconditional love created by Lorna Dancey of Lorna Dancey Photography.   Through her eyes, she looks in the mirror and

From the Mother’s Day Series: “Through Mine. Through Hers. Through Theirs.” A Mom’s Project of beauty, self-worth and unconditional love created by Lorna Dancey of Lorna Dancey Photography.  

Through her eyes, she looks in the mirror and sees bags, dark circles and extra baby weight that doesn’t seem to be about the baby anymore. She mentions she used to care a lot more for her appearance.  Now it’s more important to not leave the house without the diaper bag than it is to change her drool stained shirt. With a new baby, she stresses she isn’t spending as much time as she used to with her oldest son. He needs her just as much but in different ways and her mother’s guilt leaves her worrying.

Through my eyes, I was instantly aware of her zest for life. The energy she posses, how she sees life and everything around her was joyous and extremely infectious. I wanted to go wherever she was going because I knew we would laugh and embrace every moment. She seems to view the world as an adventure with infinite possibilities regardless.

 

Through her son’s eyes, he loves her hair.  He loves her blue eyes and her smile. He thinks she is beautiful.  He loves when she reads and sings to him but her snuggles are his favorite. His candor was much like his Mom’s  – infection.  The sweetest thing?  He said she tells him, “I love you from your toes all the way to your cheeks”.

The Mom Project:  ‘Through Mine, Through Tours, Through Theirs’ was created out of teaching self-love.  As a photographer, Lorna Dancey wanted to inspire all Mom’s to be kind to themselves and see the good in everything they do and in every way they love. Lorna asked Mom’s one-by-one how they saw themselves. She then brought their children into the studio to share what they loved about their Mom. The results at times were life-changing.  She wanted each mom to see not what they saw as a woman or mother, but, in fact, what she saw. Most importantly, she wanted each Mom to celebrate themselves through the eyes of her own children and to see the importance of who they are so their children will do the same for themselves.  

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Lorna Dancey
As a social impact photographer, Lorna Dancey empowers people though her unique photography coupled with her genuine style of writing, that inspires hope and change in the world.

Lorna has the ability to capture the essence of truth in a world of unspoken and silent topics that relate to mental health, domestic abuse, cancer, homelessness and PTSD.

Lorna has interviewed and photographed over 200 individuals to draw attention and to help remove the stigma surrounding these very important topics. These topics consist of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, suicide, cancer and much more in hopes of helping others who struggle to not feel so alone and realize they matter; and in doing so, Lorna is able to give a face to those who suffer in silence and for us all to realize we are not alone.