World Breastfeeding Week
August is officially a breastfeeding awareness month. The first week of August we celebrate the World Breastfeeding Week.
I decided that I wanted to honor this week as breastfeeding is near and dear to me. I have breastfed two of my children, so I felt as if I knew how important it is to every breastfeeding momma to keep this memory for a very long time.
For this year I had an idea, a visual, of how I wanted to honor breastfeeding mommas. I definitely wanted to offer photo shoots to document their bond, but I did not know exactly how to approach it. Then, I stomped on Samantha Tollison's story on Instagram (she is also a DFW Birth Photographer!) who needed some inspiration for the photo shoot. I offered to partner and this how the story began!
Samantha shared that she had wanted to do a diaper drive to donate diapers to Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource center in Denton, TX, and I supported it fully. It was very important to us to be able to provide these precious memories for the mommas. That is why we decided to host a celebration for Breastfeeding Week and to offer a photo shoot in exchange for diapers.
We had 10 fantastic mommas attend our shoot out! How lovely it was to see the babies from youngest as 4 weeks to those older than 2 years. The mommas shared how special, but not always easy this journey is; how important it is to seek help when you feel like you struggle or have issues.
When I shared the gallery with the mommas and received all the grateful responses it made feel as if it was my own Birthday. I felt so lifted, and my heart could just explode from all the joy I felt that day. It reminded me again how important it is just to give…
Thank you again, to the wonderful mommas who came out and donated diapers for the World Breastfeeding Week! Thank you for allowing us to document a small, but beautiful part of your breastfeeding journey.
Thank you, Samantha, for making this event happen! I truly appreciate your support and partnership <3.
P.S. Just look at that pile of diapers!