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!