This is definitely the most honest and intimate series of pictures I have ever posted, and meaningful to me in many ways. One of the wonderful things about them is that they are taken by the other half of the Journey Collective, Martina Korkmaz, and processed by me, in an example of the kind of collaboration I love. It is a great thing to feel in tune with another photographer and support each other. I am so grateful for all the ways in which her talent enriches my life, and am overwhelmed by the gift of these pictures.
I asked Martina to take these pictures after reading some words by 30 Minutes in the Life’s own Cindy Cavanagh. I knew that I was at the very end of a breastfeeding journey seven years long. I had breastfed my eldest (now 18) for two years, and then the two little ones, one after the other, for the last 5. I wanted to have a few images that captured the connection and warmth of feeding my children before I did it for the last time. Martina came early in the morning and was so calm and quiet that my daughter continued sleeping and feeding, and so she recorded the way Neve and I had begun each day for two and half years. Two weeks after these pictures were taken I weaned my daughter. I know that these will always be some of the most precious pictures I have.
Keep on going round our blog circle, there are lots of treats in store. Next stop is the wonderful Mary Slone Photography | Memphis Lifestyle Photographer.