THE CONNECTION + LOVE FELT WHILE YOU NURSE YOUR LITTLE ONE IS A LOVE LIKE NO OTHER.
Ironic writing about a breastfeeding session as I nurse my little one. The connection + love felt while you nurse your little one is a love like no other.
So Michelle contacted me about wanting to do a breastfeeding/mommy + me session. She expressed she really wanted to capture their bond, and especially the scar that was left from her delivery.
Now she didn’t know, but I was very excited she had contacted me. Nothing warms my heart than a mom or any parent wanting to capture their bond with their baby. Darryl has given Michelle a new body, the best gift anyone could get, and that’s a mom body. We often don’t embrace that, and I wanted her to let go of the self consciousness and embrace herself.
We exchanged what she envisioned for her session. She wanted to connect with nature. I had the perfect location for this. The same place I had my breastfeeding session. She envisioned the same things I did, and it made it even more exciting. Being one with nature while doing the most natural thing; nourishing your child with your body. I understood her more than anything.
Envisioning something and actually going through with it are two different things. Being a new mom is hard enough, but add the stress of trying to “bounce back” instead of enjoying our new moments as moms is not fun. I knew I had the goal to let Michelle enjoy her bond, and let go of all insecurities even for an hour.
Now during our session I would never get Michelle as being self conscious. She was so confident, loving, and neutering. I like to think in part it’s, because I relived pressure by reminding her not to look at me. I wanted her to sing, tickle, and play with Darryl. I wanted to make sure we got authentic reactions. I wanted her to look back at her images, and one day tell Darryl “Want to know why you’re smiling here? It’s because I was singing your favorite song at the moment”. Which by the way happens to be the infamous “baby shark” lol!
Images can freeze a time for us, but they also have the power to tell a story. Now the best part is Michelle’s husband gets to have these prints with him at work. Thank you Michelle for allowing me to tell your story.