Photographer Femi Alabede of The Alfe Studios recently released a new editorial celebrating the bond between a mother and daughter.

He photographs model Tara Bond and her mother in striking makeup and hairstyles that show off the rich and beautiful African hair texture.

Through Your Eyes;
I saw love,
When they were intensely soft; I knew joy
With every crinkle at the side, and as they burned bright; I felt strength.
In Your Arms;
I felt safe
When you held on; I knew warmth
With every embrace, and as you let go; I saw trust.
From Your Voice;
I saw right from wrong
When you scolded; I felt wisdom
With your advice, and as you said I love you; I knew I was enough.
I saw myself; through your eyes
I felt myself; in your arms
I knew myself; from your voice.
For it was because of you, that I became me.

See all the photos below

Model – @tarabond_
Make up – @fisolami_
Art Direction & Photography – @the.alfe
Styling – @savage.akeem
Hair – @abbeymattheworks
Assistant Creative Direction – @adun_osilowo
Photography assistants – @falade_lukmon @kenya_xx_ @jst_tobii