When I was pregnant with my first, so many people tried to tell me what an amazing thing breastfeeding would be.  I must say, I was pretty dubious at first, as Little Bits #1 took about 6 weeks to figure the whole thing out.  It did not feel amazing.  It felt stressful and frustrating and confusing and painful.  I often felt like I was failing.

It did get better.  So much better.

Now, 5 kids later, I get it.  I understand the beauty of being forced to take a break from the day-to-day craziness, find a quiet place, and just revel in my new tiny person every few hours.  To have that connection of sharing with and giving to my babies last just a little bit longer.

For months I had been wanting to have some nursing pictures taken, as there is a pretty good chance that I am almost done nursing forever.  I just needed to make it happen.  I was so grateful to April Newman for being willing to take those images for me.  I will treasure them always.

It just so happens that she has her own little person, so we swapped sessions.  Both Eva and Oliver are extremely distractable nursers so I wasn’t too sure how things were going to go, but I love what we both captured of these too-fleeting moments of quiet and love and connection.

(Disclaimer: these are breastfeeding images.  They are not graphic in any way, but if breastfeeding makes you uncomfortable, just skip down to the next posts where the babies are sleeping instead of eating:).)

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That look!  That’s the look I am going to always remember with my own little people.  That one right there:).

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15 Responses to “Moments – Albany, Saratoga, Clifton Park, NY Portrait Photographer”

  1. Shannon Dodd says:

    GORGEOUS!!!! In so many ways!!

  2. Angela says:

    Gorgeous and precious memories captured! Love it!

  3. Jill says:

    This is so heart warming!!! What a blessing to this mother and child!!!

  4. Such a treasured gift you gave one another. Beautiful in every way.

  5. April says:

    Ahh I love them, thank you! You are so wonderful. The one of him looking at me is so beautiful, plus I love his neck rolls :) You are the best!

  6. alej keigan says:

    those are the sweetest!! love the gorgeous light and colors at the location and the moments and expressions from baby boy are just awesome.

  7. PamN says:

    These just made me smile so much – I remember that feeling of joy as a young mom, and you captured it exactly!

  8. So fabulous!! love these!

  9. Tavia says:

    Wow! I was grinning ear to ear while looking at these. Not only are they technically beautiful, but they convey so much love and emotion. This mother will cherish these forever, what a great gift you’ve given her! Beautiful.

  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE

  11. cherron says:

    Oh, these are so very sweet. I wish I would have had some of me with my kiddos nursing!!

  12. Anna-Karin says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhh these are just lovely!!
    I love the joy and happiness you can see in both mother and daughters smiles.

  13. These are gorgeous. Just warms my heart. I wish I had done this with my babies.

  14. Lisa Kelly says:

    Gorgeous, love the location and the feel of these images.

  15. julie Lewis says:

    I can’t pick a favorite…gorgeous session!

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