One thing I hear from moms repeatedly is “I wish I had some pictures of when my kids were nursing.”
I take a lot of pictures when nursing my kids, with my phone. You know the ones… arm outstretched, hoping to get a good angle and not shake your hand too much, or settling for the low resolution front-camera iPhone pictures. Many of them are good enough to put into our family photo book for the year, to mark these memories, but they’re not really frame-worthy.
I’ve been wanting to do a nursing photography session with our family photographer Gingi of Retrospective Imagery, in order to get some “real” pictures of this part of my relationship with my babies, but haven’t scheduled that particular shoot yet.
But today we had a family session, which lent itself to some incidental breastfeeding shots.
…Because babies need to nurse…
…and overwhelmed toddlers who just spent an hour in the car before arriving at an unfamiliar location and being told to pose and smile … need to nurse.
So lucky me! Gingi kept snapping away. (In the last picture, I am wiping away a tear… Anneliese was really pretty overwhelmed at the whole situation. But nursing helped her to calm down so we could get some great family pictures afterward.)
And she gave me permission to share these gorgeous photos she captured, as part of my World Breastfeeding Week blog post series. Thanks so much Gingi! (You can see more from this photo shoot on her blog.)
Is a breastfeeding photoshoot something you’d want to do with your nursling/nurslings? Why or why not? If so, what sort of location would you want to shoot in? At home? At a park? Maybe at a local landmark?