Feeding our babies is a special time of bonding. They look up at us with eyes that say, “Thank you, I love you.” As they get older, they play with our fingers, necklaces, and hair. They will smile and grunt at us while eating. They sometimes think it’s play time and lose focus, but the minute you put away the bottle or breast, they decide they want more. We connect with them while looking into their eyes. We stare at them adoringly, not really understanding how we were so blessed to have them in our lives. We thank God for them and pray for their futures. We take deep breaths and try to take a snapshot with our minds so that we never forget.
I am pro feeding your baby. I bottle fed my first because I could not get her to latch properly. My second took some work and hanging in there through pain, but I nursed her until she was 1. My last nursed until a month before his second birthday. I believe that everyone has a right to choose how to feed their babies. There should be no judgement as long as they are fed. I do think breastfeeding is best for mom and baby, but I do not bully or shame those who cannot or choose not to. You are a fellow mother and only you know what is best for you and your child.
I have decided to honor this time by offering Nourish Mini Sessions. Whether you are breast or bottle feeding, I’d love to capture this time for you. I wish I had images from when I was nourishing my children. They no longer need me in such a way to take care of them.
Date: Sunday, February 22, 2015
Times: 10am, 10:30am, 11am,
11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm
Package A $125
20 minute session in my studio
5 High Resolution Images
Package B $200
20 minute session in my studio
10+ High Resolution Images
Privacy: I completely respect your privacy. These women signed releases allowing me to share their images. You do not have to give me permission to share. Of course, I would love to, but it’s not required. You can keep these just for you and your future self.
6% Sales Tax applies and is not included. $50 retainer is due to secure spot and balance of at least Package A is due the day of your session.
Some words from the mom in the first set of photos:
“Working with Crystal is like getting together with an old friend. She always makes you feel comfortable right away and the kiddo loves her too! When I heard she wanted to start offering nursing sessions, I felt like they were calling my name. The last nursing photo I have is from the day my son was born. Now two years later, we’re still going strong and I know that could change at any time. I had to capture these memories before it was too late. The session with Crystal was so relaxed. She gave a few posing pointers, but other than that she was there to capture that special mother/baby bond. AMAZING is all I can say for the final product. Crystal never disappoints, but the feelings she captured mean so much to me. These may be my favorite images yet!
What makes these images even more special for me, is the day after our session, I found out we are expecting #2! Knowing these special moments with my first could end all too soon, I can’t thank Crystal enough for capturing this time in our lives. It’s the little moments. <3″