I have had several requests to offer breastfeeding mini sessions, so I’m thrilled to announce these! As a breastfeeding mother myself, supporting other breastfeeding moms is close to my heart. The baby and toddler years go by so fast, and I want to offer the opportunity to capture these memories of nursing so you can remember every sweet detail when you look back at the photos. Sessions will last 15 minutes, and include nursing images as well as a few images of you interacting and snuggling with your child.
I only have five spots available for this first round of breastfeeding mini sessions, but if these fill up and people continue to be interested in nursing portraits, I will open up additional mini session days, including outdoor portraits and weekend or evening dates to accomodate working mamas. I am also happy to incorporate breastfeeding images into any portrait sessions I offer (newborn, maternity, child or family sessions) at no additional cost.
Who is included: Breastfeeding mother and nursling(s). I honestly don’t mind adding siblings in for a shot or two but the sessions are mini sessions (15 minutes) and I want to make sure to have enough time to capture the nursing relationship, so it’s up to you if you want to include sessions or have this soley focused on mama and baby.
What should you wear? Soft, solid colors are ideal for the studio setups I will have for these sessions. A flowy dress would be beautiful, or a pretty top. Obviously it has to be something easy to nurse in! I recommend attire you can pull down instead of pulling up, because most mamas tend to be more comfortable being photographed when their tummies are covered, and pulling down versus up means there isn’t a bunch of fabric blocking your baby’s sweet face in the images.
What should your baby wear? I recommend skin to skin for these images! If you want your babe to be more covered, I have various diaper covers, bloomers, tutus, knit pants, and rompers at the studio. Availability varies depending on size and gender, but contact me for more info on what I may have in your baby or toddler’s size. If you want more traditional clothing options versus diaper covers, jeans and no shirt are adorable on little boys, and a pretty dress or romper in soft colors is perfect for little girls.
Will my photos be shared online? Only with your permission. I would love to be able to share these images (photographed discreetly and tastefully with no nudity showing) to promote and normalize breastfeeding! I think nursing is so beautiful and should be shared more often. I also completely respect a family’s right to privacy and would never share images without your permission. If you prefer for your images to not be shared, just let me know when you book your session.
How do I sign up for one of the spots? Click the Contact Me tab in the menu bar on my website to email me about booking your session. There are only 5 spots available and I expect them to fill up quickly. If this session date doesn’t work for you or spots fill up before you book and you want to be put on the waiting list for the next round of breastfeeding mini sessions, contact me to be put on the wait list for next time.