Some sessions hold a special and powerful meaning for the subject. These sessions make me wan't to work harder, be perfect, and really capture the essence of what is being celebrated. When I edit these sessions I find myself obsessing over every choice, every click of the mouse. How to perfectly capture the feel of the session.
This nursing session was one of these powerful celebratory sessions. My new friend Nicole, and her little man Elias, wanted to celebrate their hard won nursing relationship. After a premature birth, postpartum complications, and an extended NICU stay, and an especially challenging tongue tie, establishing a nursing relationship was a challenge. Not one to give up with out a fight, Nicole powered through and now several weeks later has a well established nursing relationship with her son.
To celebrate, she wanted to use her free session from a giveaway, for a nursing session. I was so inspired by her gorgeous red hair and beautiful story. I wanted to create an extra special session for her. I ordered some amazing tie backs from Created by Carli, and concocted a simple yet flattering outfit for her. We went out to one of my favorite places to shoot . Nicole even had her hair and makeup done by the Fabulous Erin at Studio K, here in St. James. This session was bound to be amazing!
Amazing it was, we used a handful of different natural backdrops and worked our way around the location. I even talked her into going out into the water! Little Elias obliged by nursing the entire time! After we were finished I even snuck the little man into a basket for a solo shot!
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Here are some of my favorite images from this session, enjoy!
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.