Baby Max S. / Breastfeeding photography is beautiful / Ashburn newborn photographer / baby photography Northern Virginia

Do you agree that breastfeeding photography is beautiful? Thank you for reading my blog post today. For a long time, I was unsure if I wanted to post images of a mother breastfeeding her baby. Born and raised in Germany, I didn’t know how people in the United States would react to images like that. Recently, I came across a website that specifically targets to women who are interested in professional breastfeeding photography. I am NOT kidding! There are photographers around the globe that specialize in breastfeeding photography. There are professional breastfeeding photographers right here in the United States of America. I was positively surprised. As a newborn photographer, I am all about capturing special moments. Breastfeeding is as special as it gets; breastfeeding means so much more than just nurturing a baby.

When scheduling newborn and baby photography sessions, I always make sure that there is plenty of time for a mother to nurture  her child. When I took these images of three month old Max and his mother, Maren, a few months ago we didn’t plan on taking such intimate images. I remember Max being restless and tired. Maren decided to breastfeed him and I asked her if she’d be okay with me capturing that special moment for her. It was important to me to not focus on the exposed breast. Instead, I wanted to highlight the physical bond between mother and child. Holding hands , for example, or Maren gently supporting her child’s head were all beautiful details to me that I wanted to capture. Breastfeeding photography doesn’t mean that you have to have your bare breast photographed. After all, I want every mom to feel comfortable and not ashamed during her session with me.

Writing this blog post I do not intend to offer professional breastfeeding photography sessions, however, I will always be willing to capture that very special moment for a mother during a newborn or baby photography session if she would like me to. Because why not?!   Breastfeeding photography in Ashburn, Northern VirginiaBreastfeeding photography in Ashburn, Northern VirginiaBreastfeeding photography Ashburn, Northern VirginiaBreastfeeding photography in Ashburn, Northern VirginiaBreastfeeding photography in Ashburn, Northern VirginiaBreastfeeding photography in Ashburn, Northern VirginiaBreastfeeding photography in Ashburn, Northern Virginia