I had the awesome pleasure of meeting up with my friend Julia the other day – primarily to grab some photos for her to use in her campaign to promote the normalization of nursing in public - yay! Breastfeeding shots. Facebook hates those. More fuel to her fire.
In retrospect I suppose we should have selected a “public place” to conduct this session: a library, restaurant, etc. But the weeds growing on the vacant lot next to her house just looked so picturesque that I couldn’t help myself.
Grabbed a few family shots before her little soon-to-be 1-year old decided he’d like to help himself to some milk! Love the ole roving one-eye nursing babes give ya – like this little man couldn’t decide if he would rather nurse or pay attention to the goofball taking his photos.
So, now for Julia’s campaign photos – lol! Campaign or not, I truly love breastfeeding photos: the curled toes, the baby clutching mom’s shirt. Nothing in the world comes close to the bonding experience and connection that breastfeeding creates.
And to have a beautiful lasting memory of it is truly a treasure! I breast-fed my son for 18 months and wish I had thought about nursing photos back then! Now my baby is a big kid and all I have are my memories – would have been nice to capture a photo or 2 though!
I think these captures are just classic and gorgeous. Admittedly they are not outrageous or edgy or eyebrow-raising enough for her campaign, but I know they will be treasured for what they are: a capture of the love and bond between this momma and her baby!