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SANJA MARUŠIĆ’s Photo Series Documents Motherhood 1 Year In

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Photography by Photo Courtesy of Sanja Marusic

It’s been a little over a year since Dutch-Croatian artist Sanja Marušić debuted her motherhood-themed photo series “With You,” featuring, color-soaked portraits of her newborn son. (See it all here!) Now the talented mama is back with “With You, Part 2,” a series of vibrant portraits of herself, her partner, and her now 1-year-old son made over a 5-month period. This time around, the project took on another layer of meaning.

“Just two days before I left to make this photo series, my own mom told me she was sick, cancer. I was feeling down and insecure, wanting to be very close to my son, hold him close. You can see that in some photos,” explains Marušić of the new 30-image series. “Later on we got some good news from my mom’s doctor and you can see the transition in these photos, some are a lot more energetic and happy. So the subject of motherhood is double in the photo series.”

Check out Marušić’s latest creations in our slideshow below, and be sure to follow her at on Instagram at @sanjamarusic and @sanjamarijamarusic, and visit her website sanjamarusic.com. If you are interested in buying a print from this series, you can email [email protected].

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