Often times, I will be inspired by a location. Many times that location is not available for me to shoot at, or it is ridiculously difficult to access and there fore not suitable to drag a pregnant woman, or infant to!
The other day, I was wondering around our property with my family and we came to my kids "special spot" This is literally right in my back yard, through a cow field. It truly is a special spot, nice and shady. The magical tinkle of water coming off of a WATERFALL! Surrounded by giant boulders and rocks, all covered with this awesome green moss. It is heaven, in my back yard, Who knew? ( my kids and husband apparently)
So needless to say after I was introduced to this magic, I desperately wanted to have a photo shoot there. Enter Janice, and Emma. These two have been in front of my lens since there was just one of them. Even more they are just beautiful ladies inside and out. I invited them out to come play in the woods with me.
A small setback due to weather and sick baby and we were on our way. One short kubota ride to the location, a brief tromp through the woods and viola there we were.
It was a little cooler than I anticipated so we adapted my initial vision of a naked baby to a baby wrapped in a soft white blanket. with little toes peeking out! I got the ladies settled and grabbed the camera to start shooting while mom and baby got settled for our nursing session. However Emma had a different plan the and new surroundings, magical sounds of water, birds and a crazy lady with a camera, were just to much for her little eyes an ears. She wanted to take it all in. So some shots are more pseudo nursing! Sometimes you just roll with it! Shifted gears to a mommy and me session, results awesome.
The setting, working with wonderful people, and the most adorable nature loving baby ever created some amazing images. Mommy and me, and nursing sessions are great for Mothers day, or just celebrating any day as a mom. The bond between mother and child is so precious and amazing, capturing those special moments for you and your children is such an awesome and priceless gift. Contact me to discuss your own special mother and child session.
Kandi Woessner is a momma to three, wife to one amazing man, photographer to many. She loves capturing the bitter sweetness of pregnancy, birth, and infancy. Kandi lives in St. James, works in Rolla, but will travel to the surrounding areas to photograph as well.