In 2017, I attended a photography workshop in Denver, CO and met April. I was immediately drawn to her warm, friendly, easy going, adventurous spirit. Over the last couple of years, we’ve stayed in touch through social media and while planning our family vacation in her home state, I knew I had to have her photograph us. When she asked me to do the same for her, I was so honored, a little bit giddy and a lot nervous. Most of all though, I was excited to see her again and to meet her sweet family, who I had heard so much about. Our daughters were two peas in a pod, just as we knew they would be! Here are just a few of my favorites from our time together.
Breastfeeding: A Labor of Love
Breastfeeding truly is a labor of love. Especially at first, there is nothing easy about it... Being that it is a woman's God given ability, you'd think it would come naturally... not always. It takes determination, persistence, patience, practice on both mom and baby's part, and a whole lotta love... and that's when everything is working the way it should... Add in infections, tongue ties, low milk supply, pain, and exhaustion of a new mommy, and it takes even more. This gorgeous momma persisted through several hurdles and I was so honored to capture these moments. It is difficult to describe, and unless you are a breastfeeding momma yourself, difficult to understand... There is an unparalleled connection and bond that comes from providing nourishment from your body to a helpless little life that you, yourself, had a part in creating... Not to mention the countless silent, private cuddles and snuggles that come with. <3