I shot Joel & Courtney’s maternity photos back in the Fall, and when Joshua was born she said she DEF. wanted newborn pictures of him. Well, illness hit their home of now 3 handsome boys so we had to reschedule….a few times! But the day finally came and I loaded up my in-home studio setup and got on the road headed to their house! There was a lot of snow still covering the ground so I was already loving that, and I was pumped about shooting this new fella and his wonderful family.
Now, let me back track a minute. When we were talking about what all she wanted for the shoot a few months ago, Courtney asked me a question I’d never been asked before! (I LOVE those btw!) “How do you feel about taking some “tasteful” nursing shots? I want something “artsy and beautiful”!” “I’m all about it!” was my reply! How exciting!!! Something I’ve ALWAYS considered to be a beautiful, precious moment between mother and child I was going to capture!!! Can you say FIRST? AWESOME!! It was a big first, to be included in something that sweet and usually private….I was, and still am, elated!!!!!!
So, here now is the beauty of a new baby, and the beauty that is the way God intended it to be! And yes, before you ask I did get her approval to post such intimate beauty, and as she said ” I have absolutely NO PROBLEM with you using any of them 🙂 I have no shame in feeding my baby and sharing it the way God intended it to be.” Goodness I LOVE this woman, her family, her spirit, and sheer beauty…inside and out!! Here’s to you Courtney and Joel for trusting me with such special moments!!
***Please note: If nursing portraits offend you then this post probably isn’t for you! But like she said they are indeed “tasteful” and if I do say so myself…VERY Artsy! So, you’ve been warned! And if they do “offend” you, I also hope the sight of celebs or models breasts offend you too…because this is how they were intended!!! 🙂 ***