Real Postpartum: An Intimate Breastfeeding Photo Session in The Twin Cities / by Meredith Westin

Real Postpartum: capture the fleeting moments of motherhood

I love these intimate motherhood portrait sessions. For my birthday a few weeks ago, I put the word out that I wanted to celebrate another trip around the sun by documenting a few mamas and their babies. This sweet mama reached out with a request to capture a bit of her breastfeeding relationship with her second (and last) baby. She breastfed his older sister until she was three and plans to breastfeed him until he weans. In her own words: “I feel this part of motherhood is fleeting as I blinked and my first born is already four.” After documenting mama and her baby, we brought big sister and daddy in front of the camera too. I absolutely adore the collection of images we made. Below is a selection of images that mama approved for sharing.

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