Last night I went to the preview of Jenny Lewis’ book One Day Young. The book is aselection of images Jenny took for a personal project she began in Hackney 5years ago. It captures women and their newborns in the first 24hours together. The pictures are totally beautiful and full of love. Those first hours of just staring in wonder at meeting this little person that you will be connected with and grow with from that day on, and changed your life.
A handful of images are up along the top floor of Boxpark in Shorditch, you can also get the book here.
There is also a book launch at the Ace Hotel next week, 11th March at 6.30pm, where you can meet the lady in person and grab one of these books.
We all know motherhood is a tough one and has it’s ups and downs. But seeing this last night and flicking through the book on my way home reminded me how lucky I am to have experienced that feeling Jenny has captured in the eyes of the women she photographed and what a beautiful image they each have to treasure of that first precious day when nothing else really matters.