Jessica was the first Mother to meet me to participate in my Everyday Breastfeeding Series. The aim of this series is to document and normalize what breastfeeding really looks like on a day-to-day basis. It's not all flower crowns, flowing white dresses, and fields of wild flowers. Usually it's messy houses, unmade beds, and greasy hair. Or, in Jessica's case, the back seat of her truck while out & about.
The flower crowns and wild flowers made for pretty pictures, and have their place, to be sure. But I want to show that there is beauty even in the mundane. Even when you're rushed, or stressed, not made-up. Even when your baby is teething hard, distracted, or refusing to latch.
Breast feeding is hard. And it's often not picture-perfect. But it's still beautiful.
I want to thank all of the mothers & babies who shared their time with me for this project. I appreciate it more than you know. More images to come.
34-years-young, Tamara Boden is a Family Portrait & Wedding Photographer out of 'The Kootenays' region of south-eastern British Columbia. She loves being right, going on adventures, snuggling her dogs, husband, & baby boy, roadtrips, indie/off-beat weddings, chubby babies and making people laugh. When not behind the camera or at her computer, you will find Tamara planning her next big trip, seeking out the perfect cup of coffee, and counting all of her infinite blessings. Thanks for stopping by!