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I mentioned in my last blog post that I worked with two amazing clients in order to capture a photograph to enter into the Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project (PBAP) contest. While it was a very difficult decision, I ultimately chose a picture from this session due to some smaller technical factors. Tomorrow they will be announcing the winners for the contest and I cannot wait!
M and O were so easy to work with. M was game for anything - I wasn't sure about the weather for the one evening I had to do this session, so we started at a local grocery store! Her ring sling coordinated perfectly with the produce section.
After the grocery store, the weather cooperated and we headed to downtown Warrensburg, MO where we captured a few more great memories.
This is the image I selected for the competition. There were quite a few impressive entries, so my fingers are still crossed with my breath held for another 24-ish hours.
If you're interested in a nursing session or a child and family photographer in Warrensburg, MO or the surrounding Kansas City area, please contact me today!
The Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project, or PBAP (http://www.facebook.com/PublicBreastfeedingAwarenessProject) was started in 2013 by an Austin, TX based photographer named Leilani Rogers. The aim of the project is to normalize breastfeeding by showcasing images of breastfeeding in real life. There are currently 75 active photographers involved with the project. This year, they are holding a contest and will choose 3-5 new photographers to participate.
I worked with two very awesome clients who were both available on short notice and were game for whatever I had in store for them. Ultimately, I had to choose only one picture to enter into the contest and it was SUCH a tough decision. While this duo was not selected as my entry into the PBAP contest, it was still an amazing session down at RibFest in St. Charles, MO over Memorial Day weekend.
Introducing, baby Lucas. This session was held on his due date even though he was born 5 weeks prior!
And his beautiful mom (who is a Beachbody coach and is already back to training!)
The next picture is the one I nearly submitted for the contest. The stipulations for entering a photograph were that it show a location where a mom may want to be more comfortable breastfeeding. This definitely fits the bill!
As we were doing this session, another mom walked by and said "nurse on, mama". It was a wonderful example of how nursing moms can all build each other up and help support one another. Some moms (myself included) rehearse what we might say if a stranger challenged us at a restaurant or at a park. But how wonderful would it be if we didn't have to worry about this in the first place?
Nurse on mama!
I was privileged to be at the birth of Baby K and was invited back to the hospital the next day to do a Fresh48 newborn session. Babies change so quickly in the first few days!
Baby K's parents specifically requested some pictures during her hearing test! Happily, the timing worked out perfectly.
Diana Bertrand Photography will be accepting birth photography clients on a more regular basis later this summer. Contact me today if you are interested in a complimentary consultation to learn more about birth photography in the Kansas City area.
First they get teeth. Then they give up crawling. Soon, their baby fat melts away and suddenly they have long, lanky limbs and don't fit in your lap quite as well as they once did. Board books give way to paperbacks with pages that involve more than learning colors.
Which brings me to the hair. She loved her long hair. It was perfect for an Elsa braid or an Anna braid. She liked to wear it up like mommy's sometimes, but most of the time she liked to let it hang loose.
But it was time. Time to cut that first baby curl. We were talking about hair cuts one day and I mentioned that when I cut my hair, I usually donate it to people who are very sick and who have to take medicine that makes their hair fall out. She decided she wanted to donate hers too.
We picked a day and made it happen.
And just like that, the last physical evidence of her baby-hood is gone!
As we were putting the baggy with her hair into an envelope she asked "Mommy, can I send the money in my bank to the other girl who is going to get my hair?" Yes. Yes we can.
We donated her hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program. They provide wigs for children undergoing cancer treatments at NO COST. If you are thinking of donating, they are a wonderful choice. You can find out more here: http://pantene.com/en-us/experience-main-section2/beautiful-lengths
Interested in a family photographer in Warrensburg, MO or the surrounding area? Contact us today and set up a complimentary consultation!