I put out a call through a few La Leche League leaders and moms that I was offering 10 free nursing photo sittings as a donation to the Utah Breastfeeding Coalition website, and to build a portfolio of nursing portraits, of which I had none. My first mom to respond was Rachel. I met Rachel for the first time this past Monday in Sugarhouse Park. The park is great with playgrounds and flowers, a lake, a little creek running through it. Rachel had "a soft spot in her heart for Sugarhouse Park" since she and her husband had their wedding photos done there, which is why she chose this location for her nursing photos as well.
Almost 7 month old Margali (Mari) was happy to be with her mom after Rachel had been away for a whole day at work, but having someone shoot her nursing session was a tad distracting. We did get a few shots that said "I breastfed in a public park, nursing can be done anywhere and it's your right to do so," followed by a few in a more private area that were just to capture mom and baby girl together. I love this shoot because it says "Working moms can fully and happily breastfeed their babies," especially if they have awesome support (Margali's daddy is a "stay at home daddy").