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2018 has been an amazing year!!! Can you believe it’s almost over?

I wanted to let everyone know what’s going on for 2019 here at Karrie’s Photography.

BABIES:  We have a new page on the Website you can check out Sweet Dreams Baby Portraits  I’m really excited about helping new parents document their baby’s first year.  I book babies year round so as soon as you know your due date please contact me to plan your Baby’s First Year Collection Contact Me

We can photograph your baby in your home or in a local park weather permitting.

For more details on Baby Sessions Baby Brochure & Newsletter

Book Your Baby Plan

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SEASONAL SESSIONS 

Winter.  December-March:  I am currently taking bookings for Winter Sessions at Geer’s Family Tree Farm.   I love photographing there because the lighting is so beautiful.  There are also a variety of scenes to work with including Lovely Lanterns, Blankets and Trees, and Rustic Barns.  As always I am happy to come to your home and do a lifestyle session as well.

Book Your Winter Session

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Spring & Summer.  May-September:  Starting in May I will begin photographing Garden Glamour Sessions at Harkness Park in Waterford, CT.  My favorite section of Harkness Park are the beautiful gardens.  There are a variety of flowers, stone walls, vintage gates, green vines, and columns.  If you book your session an hour before sunset we can head down to the beach as well.

Book Your Garden Session

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Fall.  October.  In October I shoot at the Saw Mill in Ledyard, CT.  It is a rustic location with a pond and beautiful trees which makes for perfect fall portraits.

Book Your Fall Session

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Weddings:  We are booking 2019 Weddings.  Weddings Page  Wedding Blogs

Newborn Photography

I can’t wait to capture and create gorgeous portraits for your family, making history as you make it!

Karrie

Newborn Photography

Breast or Bottle or Both?

**Happy World Breastfeeding Week**

Seems like a tough topic to discuss right?  But does it have to be?

Let me start off by saying I did Both.  YUP Both.  I have three boys and from the day they were born they had breast and bottle right in the hospital.

I also used both cloth and disposable diapers.  Why does everything have to be finite.  Black and White.  The world is full of infinite decisions.  Beautiful Colors.

Now for those of you who don’t know me I’m pretty hard core organic, holistic, and an  environmentally friendly Earth Mother so to speak.  My kitchen is full of natural and organic foods, I recycle, I’m all about homeopathic remedies, I use fluoride free organic toothpaste, I do not idle my car, I even use rags in the kitchen instead of paper towels.

However,  I both breast fed and bottle fed from day 1 and all three of my children are alive and have lived to be 16, 17, and 23 years old.

Does this have to be a debated subject?  NO. Do we have to judge each other on it? NO. Are others judging us? The truth is No, Not Really, No.

Hey we all know women were born with breasts given by God to feed our babies.  But didn’t he also give us the instinct to keep our babies alive.  And didn’t he give us the brains to figure out how to do that when things aren’t as perfect as they should be.

Lets face it as new mothers we worry about everything and feel judged by generations before us and new and old school methods.  My family is pretty old school.  Still some women breast fed some bottle fed.   But as far as parenting styles go I think we all have that old school mentality that if your baby is hungry, feed him/her.  For crying out loud just feed the baby.  Does it matter how or why you do it?

It is true that because God gave us these breasts it only stands to reason that they will produce the most nutritious form of nourishment for the baby.  But that doesn’t mean other issues will not come upon each and every parent facing them with this decision. And that decision does not need to be viewed as right or wrong.

When I had my babies I do not remember anyone caring one single bit about the fact that I did half breast half bottle.  Not Nurses, or Doctors, or Grandparents, or Aunts and Uncles.  Nobody cared.  They were my babies and nobody needed to care.  They loved me and were happy for me and my new baby whatever I chose to do.  Besides we’ve all heard the old adage it takes a village to raise a child.  Who in any family isn’t happy when they get their turn holding, feeding, and snuggling a precious little baby.  And pumping is not the end all be all fix for everyone.  Sitting around with a machine attached to my sore, painful breasts sure wasn’t for me.

Breastfeeding Week doesn’t mean we have to judge all those mothers who are not breastfeeding.  It’s just an opportunity to celebrate with those who do and can.  I’d like to think that Moms are Moms.  Parents are Parents.  Were all in this together.

If we are the new Mom lets stop being so hard on ourselves.  Give ourselves a break and feel proud of the job were doing however we choose to go about it.  Our baby will thrive off of our positive, relaxed energy as well.

So I say YEAH if your breastfeeding, YEAH if your bottle feeding, YEAH if your doing both.  YEAH to all parents feeding their baby!  Your doing an amazing job and I’m proud of you!!!

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More Resources

World Breast Feeding Month

Combination Feeding

How to Combine Breast and Bottle

Breast Feeding and Bottle Feeding Alike

 

Check our the new page Sweet Dreams Baby Portraits

For more information on Baby Sessions you can Download Baby Brochure & Newsletter

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