By Hannah Schenker
We think it is so wonderful that photographers are dedicating their time to this kind of work, documenting the varied changes a woman’s body goes through in carrying a child and becoming a mother. For some women, seeing these photos out there will give them the courage to begin loving their own changed body. That is what photographer Mikaela Shannon hopes will happen by sharing her photographic project Love Your Postpartum. For mothers to see themselves as she sees them: strong, beautiful and empowered.
Mikaela Shannon is a 23-year-old photographer – designer – blogger from Canada. She found her way into photography through her connection with her grandparents – her grandmother loved painting, her grandfather loved photography. She watched and learned from them, and eventually found a way to express herself through these mediums too.
“I want my work to tell stories, good and sad. I believe good photography tells a story without a story even having to be told, and I hope my work does this.”