Nicole & Penelope
We have had many motherhood and breastfeeding portraits within the past two months! Usually, I find it hard to eloquently express all of the moments I capture. These beautiful mothers allow me into their personal space with their children and I witness so many heartfelt, genuine moments. I was recently reading one of my favorite books, Mama, Bare and found this lovely quote about motherhood on the author’s website:
“Sweet love, I’m trying to remember when you were new. You would fold yourself like a paper swan at my breast, eyes closed, soul still somewhere in-between and hazy. But I can’t recall much else. The memories of your first weeks have been wiped away by exhaustion’s tricky elbow, and now, here we are. Your knees knock at my belly and your arms stretch up over your head. You draw a circle with your finger on the glossy page of a book and ask, “dis? dis?”
There’s a space that grows warm between our bodies when we lay to nurse at night. Over time, as we live and speak and bleed energies into one another, this space will become thicker, more colored, more tangible. It will be cold at times, but mostly warm, quiet, and familiar. But now? The space between our bodies is sweet and untarnished, like milk, like honey. We have never been so pure. I think of this often.”
This breastfeeding portrait session with Nicole and her daughter Penelope took place at Tree Tops park in Davie, FL. For more South Florida motherhood and family sessions be sure to visit our blog.