Is there anything more beautiful than the bond between a mother and her child?
As a North Carolina Family Photographer I so love working with families, and am therefore I am so very honored to hold bi-annual breastfeeding photo sessions in charitable support of the Port City Breastfeeding Project. All proceeds from these sessions go directly to the project, funding meetings, speakers, resources, and other events all aimed at supporting families, expanding awareness, and the normalization of breastfeeding.
This round of sessions was held in the *stunning* Belle Vue loft in downtown Wilmington. Natural light, exposed brick, chandeliers, and dark floors…..be still my photographer’s heart! You absolutely much check this venue out, I cannot recommend it highly enough.
So many lovely mamas and their babes…..and also so many stunning images! I’ve included just a few images here, but really we had a full day of sessions every 15 min, for 12 hours. Can you believe it?!? As I am 8+ months pregnant myself (oh my aching back!) it was one exhausting and yet ALSO heart-filling and joy building day. How lucky am I to be a part of this….the normalization of breastfeeding is so necessary in a world where moms are told to go feed their children in the bathroom, shamed into feeling as if this most natural and beautiful of acts is somehow dirty or needing to be covered up.
This is our manifesto, and this is our stand. Wee ones need to eat, a mother’s body is perfectly made to meet this need, and there is NO reason why there should be anything other than celebration of this bond between a mother and her child.
Alicia Juniku Photography – North Carolina Family Photographer
Acrobatic nursing: not for the faint of heart! : )
When I see this image, I cannot help but smile. It’s entirely involuntary!
That look….oh golly. : ) I love how you don’t need to see his mouth to know he’s smiling.
The connection between mother and daughter….it’s a precious thing.
Tandem nursing twins….rock star status!! Thankfully, dad was ready to help.
Hey there! You made it all the way to the end of this blog! This means you, my friend, are awesome….and also that means that we should totally do photos. Call or text me at 910.228.2457, and let’s meet for coffee and talk about you. Alicia Juniku Photography is available for family, maternity, and newborn sessions, as well as for weddings.