World Breastfeeding Week 2014 | Armidale Baby Photographer

There were teeny tiny little babies and boisterous toddlers.  There were ‘baby wearing’ mamas, and mamas who’d handmade beautiful blankets for their babies.  There were ‘first time’ mamas and ‘this is the last time’ mamas.  Mama’s who have found breastfeeding to be a breeze, and mama’s who’ve struggled every step of the way.

Thank you to each and every one of you who supported World Breastfeeding Week.  Whether you came along for a Breastfeeding Session, whether you ‘liked’ a photo on Facebook, or left an encouraging comment.  Thank you!  It has been an overwhelmingly positive experience and something I’d love to do again.

Your little ones are gorgeous and they’re lucky to have you as their mamas.  Happy World Breastfeeding Week! xoxo

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Hendrix {7days} | Armidale Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

I’ve been looking forward to sharing this session with you so much.  When Hendrix mum contacted me about Newborn photos we had a long chat about what she did want and what she didn’t want.  What we ended up with was a gorgeous sunny morning chilling out at home with Hendrix Great Grandma, Aunty, Cousin, big Sister, and Mum & Dad.

Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby Photographer Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby Photographer Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby Photographer Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby PhotographerWe took things slowly and moved around the house taking photos along the way. It was so nice to have several generations included in the photos, and it was made even more special by having mementos of family members who couldn’t be there included as well.Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby PhotographerArmidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby Photographer Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby Photographer Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby PhotographerAs we made plans, Lisa and I discussed the idea of incorporating a ‘Herbal bath’ into her session.  Herbal baths are an option I have been thinking of introducing for my Newborn Clients for some time now and Lisa agreed to give it a go.  Herbs & flowers are put into a lovely warm bath to give a peaceful, calming & bonding experience for both mum and baby.

Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby Photographer s well.  Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby Photographer Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby PhotographerAfter we had run the bath and added the herbs, Lisa and Hendrix hopped in.  Hendrix was so peaceful and content in the water.  We talked about Lisa’s birth experiences as she nursed Hendrix.  Towards then end of the bath, Hendrix big sister Ava hopped in too and she was so gentle with her little brother.

s well.  Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby Photographer s well.  Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby PhotographerIt was a beautiful experience and something I feel privileged to have been part of.  I hope I’m invited into many more homes like this one. s well.  Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby PhotographerI also wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ to Gail, the most-awesome-est Independent Midwife, for recommending me to Lisa xoxo

World Breastfeeding Week | Armidale Breastfeeding Photographer

I’m so, so, SO excited to be offering FREE ‘Latch-on’ Breastfeeding Sessions!!  Yes, you heard that right – FREE!

Are you a breastfeeding mama?  Would love to have images to remember this special time with your little one forever?  Then you don’t want to miss this!

Armidale Breastfeeding Photographer, Armidale Childrens Photographer, Armidale Baby PhotographerTo celebrate World Breastfeeding Week(1-7 August), Studio 22 Photography will be holding FREE ‘Latch-on’ Breastfeeding Sessions on Saturday 02 August at 4pm.

After registering all you need to do is turn up with your baby & feed him/her! Too easy!!

You will receive 1-2 digital files.  All participants also must sign a model release to allow these images to be used online by Studio 22 Photography.

Armidale Breastfeeding Photographer, Armidale Childrens Photographer, Armidale Baby Photographer Registration opens, by email, 7am Wednesday 16 July(no earlybirds, sorry). To book, email me with the subject line: BREASTFEEDING SESSIONS.

I will return e-mails in the order I receive them.  If you do not hear back from me, it means all sessions have been filled.  Location details will be emailed to successful applicants.

Armidale Breastfeeding Photographer, Armidale Baby PhotographerYou are welcome to bring your baby’s older siblings along if you wish.  To keep it fair, I am only accepting Mama’s who haven’t had breastfeeding images taken before.  Bottle feeding mama’s are more than welcome to apply.

Mummy & Me | Armidale Baby Photographer

We met in the shade of the willow tree’s and hugged ‘hello’.  It had been a scorching day and little Hayden was thirsty.  I hadn’t seen Courtney since before Hayden was born and, as we chatted, she told me some of the ups and down she’d had during the weeks since her little boy was born.  Courtney is such a beautiful, caring mum and I was so happy to be able to photograph the special connection she has with Hayden. xoxo

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Mummy & Me | Armidale Baby & Children’s Photographer

It’s hard to put into words the connection a mother has with her child.  And that connection is never quite as strong as when they are little and totally dependent on you.  The way they snuggle in close for comfort and protection.  The way their chubby fingers play with your hair when they’re feeding.  The way their toes curl and relax.  Their wisps of fine baby hair.  All the little details that seem to disappear overnight as they move on to more grown-up things.

Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing some mama’s who wanted to capture some of these little things.  We set ourselves up on beautiful blankets under the cool evening shade of some large trees.  And made memories.

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‘Latch-on’ Sessions

Maybe you’re just starting out and still getting the hang of breastfeeding.  Maybe you’re little one is all grown up and you’re getting ready to wean.  Or maybe you fall somewhere in between.

Whatever stage of breastfeeding you have reached, you’ll agree that it is as challenging as it is rewarding.  A ‘Latch-on Session’ is the perfect way to celebrate your achievement and to remember the precious bond you’ve created with your little one through breastfeeding.

Date: Monday 06 January 2014 (booking essential)

Time: 5:45pm

Location: Armidale – details to be advised

Cost: $99 (you will receive 5 images on disc ready for you to print & share)

* Limited spots available. Book now by emailing Leanda.

* Bottle feeding mums & bubs are also welcome to book.

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