Hanging out with Katie, Jess, & Lillie!
When my long time pal Katie asked if I would consider shooting this very special content for her...I JUMPED at the chance to say yes! As a breastfeeding mama myself, I think these moments are incredibly special to capture. Let me just say, I truly believe FED is best. Whatever journey you choose to take with your little one is beautiful and special. Moms are superheroes and I will ALWAYS support and advocate for a fellow mama. If breastfeeding is part of the journey you choose...my goodness it needs to be documented!
We shot this in their beautiful home. We decided we wanted this to have a very "day in the life" vibe. Katie wanted the memories to be authentic and I honestly couldn't be more happy with how they turned out!
As much as Katie and I are friends, this content is super intimate and I was especially focused on the ability to make her feel at ease. Luckily, I think we were able to achieve that!
"Katie makes it very easy to just “live” and be photographed- no awkward or forced poses. Katie gave great direction that felt natural. She made me laugh, she made me feel comfortable and she made me feel beautiful, confident and empowered. She is such a professional and she knows exactly how to get the most authentic moments. I felt like I was just having a special afternoon, cherishing moments of nursing my baby daughter- that’s what the photos look like, and that’s exactly what I wanted."
One of my favorite parts of the shoot is when we brought in Katie's wife, Jess! I really wanted to grab some family shots of these beautiful ladies. I also think its SUPER important to acknowledge the partners supporting a breastfeeding journey. It is not easy!!
I loved having them cozy up on the couch while I tried my best to be a fly on the wall, capturing their natural interactions.
I think we can all agree that I am VERY lucky to have such good looking friends.
"I am not comfortable in front of a camera and Katie made me feel so beautiful. Also, I didn’t feel like I had to come to the table with ideas; Katie just assessed our home and her creativity and natural eye knew exactly how to capture what we were looking for based on what we talked about prior to the shoot. "