One of the newest items on my session list is nursing sessions. Having a nursling myself is probably what inspired me to add these sessions in addition to regular portrait sessions. I want to capture the special bond between a Mother and her child. Not to say a special bond can’t be formed between a Mom who formula feeds, or EBF her baby, or even a Dad who helps with feeding (you just might be able to twist my arm if you’d like a nursing session, but replace the nursing with a bottle….. ).
For Emma and her Momma, we started by scheduling a date that worked for us all, and then Mom and I chatted about what outfits they should wear. I go for a classic, almost bohemian or hippy-ish look, trying to stay natural and focus more on the relationship than the clothing. When Mom sent me a few options that would work (as I’m not sure if you know, but your wardrobe can be quite limited if you’re a full time nursing Momma!), I fell in love with this dress. The crocheted top, the flower print…. put in the lovely light of summer…. LOVE!
When I photograph nursing sessions, I also get a couple of photos of baby and Momma and baby NOT nursing.
Check out this beautiful girl here, at 5 months old!
Nursing sessions are held outside during the warmer months, and now that we’ve moved in to Fall and the temperatures, even though strangely warm, are unpredictable, nursing sessions will be held in home only. To remind us of the lovely Summer weather, here is a slideshow of some of my favorites from Emma and her Momma’s nursing session
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You may recognize this family. The were in front of my camera a couple of years ago with a belly to baby session package then too! Their maternity session was a blast! We took a few cute ‘soda’ drinking photos and then at the end we let Big Sister-to-be paint all over Mom’s belly! And of course their newborn session with the newest, little Brother, was fabulous as well! They were back again this time, to welcome number three, Miss Henley, a new Baby Sister!! I must say, this was a fabulous return visit, or two I guess! For their maternity session this time around, we may have met on *the* hottest day of the summer…. or maybe I just felt that way because I was wearing Andrew on my chest, haha! But we were super quick, and they were SO adorable! For their newborn session, they ‘borrowed’ a friends house, which was ah-mazing with the amounts of natural light it had. and they even had an adorable little set-up on their front porch we took advantage of for some family portraits
Welcome baby Henley!
This week’s What to Wear Wednesday is brought to you by the colors purple and black! My cousin is trying to plan her family’s portraits and she is leaning towards throwing some purple in there and she asked me to get her inspired! DONE! It seems purple is becoming quite the popular color. That, or I just haven’t noticed it very often shopping around for my family. Remember, when choosing what to dress your family in, try to avoid logos and character clothing, and you can often mix up patterns, although you might feel as if you’re breaking a ‘rule’ about coordinating outfits.
Be sure to join us next time for Adored by Meghan’s What to Wear Wednesday! If you are planning a portrait session, and are looking for ideas on how to dress your family, leave a comment with the ages/genders of those in the photos and either your style or color scheme. Maybe I’ll have a custom W2WW for YOUR family!