All Grammy wanted was a “cute picture of the grandkids in pjs”. I’d say we knocked that goal out of the park. I’ve been so grateful for the family at Minter’s Farm, here in Fayetteville, GA that have opened their home and property to allow us to create these beautiful memories.
Our Sunday evening was overcast and windy and while no one was excited about their hair flying in the wind, the temperatures made for perfect snuggle weather. If you’ve ever met me you know I will gladly accept any excuse for a snuggle fest or a tickle fight.
I’m sad that 2018 is coming to an end because December is always so much fun. My calendar is filled to the max with families looking to take a break on life and reconnect. I’m lucky enough to have the pleasure of helping make those memories happen and capturing their story for years to come.
As a nursing mom of 3, it brings me a lot of joy to help support and celebrate women who choose to nurse their babies. Any new mother will tell you, that while it is a joy to nurse, those early days feel anything but natural. The rawness of your nipples and teaching a baby to latch while exhausted from middle of the night feedings leaves us all feeling a little vulnerable. In honor of Breastfeeding awareness month, I’ve been gifting a free breastfeeding mini session each week to Mamas in the Coweta County area. I have one more open week, if you’d like to grab a spot send an email to email@example.com with your name, baby’s age, and a picture of you and your little love.
Coming up at the end of the month, I’ve partnered with The Latch Pad to participate in the 6th annual Black Breastfeeding Week (August 25-31, 2018) here in Atlanta, GA. All participating mothers who purchase a breastfeeding mini session will receive gift bags with goodies from our sponsors! You can buy your tickets here.
The theme this year is #LoveOnTop because love encompasses parenthood from the early days of pregnancy to breastfeeding and nurturing others. This year we invite you to join your community to put Love on Top of it all !
I recently was asked, “Buuuuuut, if you support ALLLLL women, why specifically support black breastfeeding week?”
- I’ve supported ALL women by gifting free mini sessions to women regardless of age and ethnicity.
- While we may not like it, racial disparities in breastfeeding rates do exist and I want to be a part of change that helps all women succeed in feeling empowered to make the decision that best fits their lifestyle. That means educating and supporting the women who currently don’t have the support. Want to know more? You can read better detailed reasons here for why we need a black breastfeeding week.
Want to be a participate in our Breastfeeding minis? You can buy tickets here.
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It brings me so much joy to be able to capture moments like this. As a mother of 3, I know the chaos of raising a family. The early mornings, sleepless nights, and endless days that all magically become years in the blink of an eye. The beauty of these motherhood sessions pulls on my heartstrings as I think back to the quiet moments of nursing my own littles. My 3rd is still breastfeeding, but at 9 months old, he is rapidly seeking independence and I know these quiet moments are fleeting.
Thank you to this gorgeous mama for braving a summer session. That morning light and breeze make it all worth it here in Peachtree City, GA.
Tonie had written me months ago asking if I would be in Florida anytime soon because she was hoping to schedule a session to celebrate their 10 year wedding anniversary. She wanted something fun and colorful. She envisioned a graffiti wall and after weeks of trading dates and ideas, we realized we weren’t going to be able to sync up our calendars and the likelihood of find grafitti in St. Augustine was slim.
I came to Florida and while driving through town, drove by this beauty! I pulled over on the side of the road and sent a message letting her know that this gem had been found and I’d be in town for one more day. Lo and behold, she was free and we brought her vision to life.
Her boys are young and strong willed and that night they took control of our session. While we lacked a lot of the poses Tonie wanted, we captured the real genuine beauty of her family.
Happy Anniversary! You’ve created such a beauty family.
I was able to spend a little time this summer back in Florida and met up with the M family while in St. Augustine. Its been years since our last session and we had so much fun catching up. While none of them looove being in front of the camera, their easy going personalities made it so much fun to capture their genuine personalities. I mean look at J’s sweet smirk and Z’s crazy adorable smile.
After our portraits at Washington Oaks Garden, we headed across the street for some beach fun at Sunset. We had so much fun splashing each other in the ocean and making memories as the sunset.
I’m back home in Georgia and ready for all the upcoming Fall sessions, but the McKeebys have the travel bug, so if you’ve got a vision for a session, just ask. We love to travel.
Tucked back on 7 acres in gorgeous Newnan, GA, I had the pleasure of celebrating Grandma and her beautiful family while she was in town from Arizona. While distance keeps her visits less frequent than she likes, thees kiddos only have eyes for Grandma.