Why Breastfeeding Portraits are SO Important

Hey mama,

Did you know that breastfeeding for ONE year is approximately 1,800 hours? A full-time job with three weeks of vacation is 1,960!

If you’re anything like me, the first several months of breastfeeding were challenging.

  • Bleeding and cracked nipples

  • Thrush

  • Position problems

  • Clogged ducts

  • Mastitis

  • Feelings of inadequacy

  • Inverted nipple(s)

  • A visit to the International Breastfeeding Clinic

Some mamas want breastfeeding portraits to document their journey in breastfeeding. What they overcame. The struggles, the challenges, the wins and the overall hard work.

Essentially, the 1,800 hours!

Believe me, I know it is a lot of sacrifice that Moms go through those first years, but watching the connection and love when my daughters were breastfeeding with my wife: it seemed like it was the moment of purity that recharged her batteries for another long night. Those moments are worth remembering, so share them with pride. - Mark Baldwin


why not just take the photos yourself?

Sure you could get your partner, husband or friend to snap a photograph of you simply breastfeeding with your cellphones, but it isn’t quite the same as a professional keen on capturing more that just the act of breastfeeding.

It’s the connection. The emotion. The bond.

A trained eye can pick up details that you may miss and can document the rawness of being able to breastfeed your baby.


the why

The older your baby gets, the more you probably realize that it’s not just about celebrating a mother’s journey to breastfeed. It’s about celebrating a journey that will eventually come to a bittersweet end.

It’s about capturing a fleeting bond with your baby while you still can.

It’s about celebrating your long and hard journey. A moment in time when you can say “I did it!” despite all the challenges and compromises you made.

Have breastfeeding portraits taken to celebrate YOURSELF, your strength, your struggles, persistence and the love for your babies.


Years down the road you will want to have the portraits to look at. You will well up with tears thinking about this moment that you had with your baby, and how brief it was (even if you breastfed for a long time).

You will want to look back and feel proud for everything you did for your baby.

You deserve it.


Want to inquire about breastfeeding portraits? Contact me to find out more details and what my availability is.