Ashley Comer’s Poignant Series Documents Meeting Her Estranged Birth Mother For The First Time

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After being apart from her own birth mother for more than 22 years, photographer Ashley Comer decided to meet the woman missing from her life and document the very personal and intense journey. While living in Georgia, Ashley decided to contact the adoption agency that facilitated her very own adoption and found that her birth mother Sheila was living in Florida, a mere 4 hour drive away from her at the time.

Using the excuse of the photographic project, Ashley contacted her birth mother and over several weekends and took some intimate and touching photographs. She managed to capture beautiful scenes of the two of them getting to know one another again, and the similarities in their physical appearance. They not only feature in the photographs together, the images are actually a collaboration between the pair.

It is easy to see the natural bond between the two women in Ashley’s snaps. And even though Ashley has now returned to Massachusetts, meaning they are unable to spend weekends together, she doesn’t doubt that they will keep the newly formed relationship going.

You can see the full collection of photographs from Ashley’s project Meeting Sheila here. (Via Feature Shoot) Ashley Comer - photographs Ashley Comer - photographs Ashley Comer - photographs Ashley Comer - photographs  Ashley Comer - photographs Ashley Comer - photographs

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