Thursday, December 1, 2011
Aren't these two just the cutest?!Alyse couldn't decide if she wanted the indoor/studio type setting that we provide for one of the days of shooting, or the outdoor park setting, so. . . you know. . .it's a fundraiser. . . I felt charitable, and enjoy the company and she showed up for two different shoots. Though I love using this fundraiser to add to a portfolio of gorgeous breastfeeding photos that help to continue to create a positive image of breastfeeding, I'm also happy to allow families to come for mini-portrait sessions, since all of the fundraising goes to the same place. So for the second shoot, Alyse brought along her husband, we did a short family photo session and Wyatt was too busy being a toddler in a park, to want to sit down to nurse, but we did get the ONE shot in the tall grasses :) So it was probably a good thing that they'd been there for nursing portraits on Thursday first :)
For the second year, I held a World Breastfeeding Week fundraiser to raise funds for the La Leche League group I volunteer with, as a leader. The week was another great success. I had 16 families who showed up for the photo sessions, which took place in three hour blocks, over three days and in three different locations around the Salt Lake Valley. My next set of posts will be those 16 families (three of whom chose not to have photos from their shoots shared, so really just 13 families). We had a great year, it's an AWESOME fundraiser. I love meeting the new moms, some are moms who show up for all of my fundraisers and nursing portrait promotions, but others just show up at the last minute, having heard of our fundraiser online or through a friend. We raised over $300 this year, $30+ went to LLL of UT, another $30+ went to WBW (LLL USA) and more than $250 went to our own LLL group. Thank you to all who participated!
Saturday, August 20, 2011
What a fun and funky pair. I can tell you that I LOVE photographing moms with tattoos. I don't know why, but it just adds a lot of great interest to these moments of sweetness. PS. . . look at these gorgeous blue eyes!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
The first mom of the day to approach and request the free nursing portrait session. And isn't she just gorgeous? There's something about ANY mom who sits down for nursing portraits, they turn to "glowing." I particularly love when a mama is completely enraptured by her baby's face, watches him, interacts with him, and acts as if I'm not there. . . plus all those great "relaxing" hormones come into play and her natural beauty just shines right through. Look at this adorable little grin
A sweet friend of mine and her littles. Her two kiddos are the same ages as my own. Christy is another local leader, University instructor and amazingly cool under pressure. She recently represented on a Radio West program, for the normalcy of breastfeeding, in discussion with a woman who was proposing that breastfeeding has NONE of the percieved benefits it is associated with.
Friday, August 12, 2011
You can tell this little guy is "all boy" and his mama says he is so rarely without a scratch, scrape or bruise, that when I removed the gash above his eye, she hardly recognized his sweet little face.
Look at this sweet little familyIf you're a tandem nursing mama, you know how intense that can be. Imagine this. . . you nurse your little one through your pregnancy, and then you add TWO babies to your family at once!4 month old twins, Eden & Asher, share their nursing time with big sister, Lark, who is nearly 2.5. . . Tandem nursing at it's finest.Asher EdenSometimes nursing three babies looks like this. . . .someone always has to wait in line And sometimes it's just one little person at a timeNo matter what it looks like, nursing a baby, and nursing multiple babies, is a commitment of love from their mama!
Is this not just the cutest little pudgy baby girl face? All from mama's milk!I met Hailey at an LLL meeting recently, and it just happened to be the same meeting I was talking about Latch On America. She's a birth educator and asked how she could get involved. And boy did she ever jump in with both feet. From July 5th to August 14th, she had a booth at Latch On America, put in to be a volunteer at the Cafe, joined our Baby Wearing Flash Mob, and offered up 90 minutes of her time and services as a silent auction item to raise funds for the Cafe!