the summer heat gave us a bit of a break this afternoon which only meant it was time for a session to show off our matching sunflower dresses.
this girl. she is gorgeous isn't she? i've known Natalie since she was a girl. itty bitty guitar strummin country girl. she has grown up so lovely.
Natalie works at the city pool so we decided to do her session in the water to reflect a small part of who she is. i really loved the way these turned out <3
World Breastfeeding Week. one of my favorite weeks of the year. it is a time to educate the masses and empower the mamas. a time to share beautiful works of art weather it be photography, paintings, poems. it is a time to create space of love for those who choose to nourish their babes the way God intended. it is beauty. it is pure. it is love. love love love.
this year i was one of over 50 photographers who participated in a project by Leilani Rogers of Photos By Lei. i won't go too much into detail about the project as a whole but i would love for you to read about it.
i invited 5 or 6 mamas to come spend an afternoon with me in my hometown. my goal was to capture the bond and sisterhood that develops between nursing mothers. we all met at the little coffee shop (my favorite spot in town) for lattes and chit chat. we then headed to the Tea Room, a little sandwich spot, for lunch. after we filled our bellies we took a little stroll through the square, occasionally stopping to nourish the littles. it was a beautiful (and very warm) afternoon. watching these strangers come together with only one thing in common was incredible. it was as if these ladies had met before. as a nursing mama i know that it can be difficult to find other people who understand what we go through. the discrimination and scrutiny we face when simply feeding our babes in public. so when we band together we instantly form a sisterhood. but to watch it unfold through my camera lens...well it's why i do what i do.
please please please read more about this admirable project HERE. The project has been featured on The Huffington Post, Parent Dish, BabyCenter, Redbook, Evrystry, Best Daily, Elite Daily, TWC News, The Stir, WeAreCentralPA, and Light Inspired (all linked). WOW. Just wow.
Also, you can search the hashtag #PBAP2014 on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest to see the other artists who participated. INCREDIBLE work you guys.