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Breasts in, or out? - Launceston photographer

There seems to be so much circulating at the moment about women and breastfeeding; whether it’s about doing it in public and the social backlash, or photographers offering to shoot breastfeeding mums and their bubs. Controversy just seems to be everywhere about this topic.

Now I never paid much attention while breastfeeding my children in public. If I was getting dirty stares, luckily I never noticed. For me it just felt natural and I wasn't afraid to pop my breast out and start feeding wherever I was. I don't get why there’s so much debate about breastfeeding in public because it’s been around for so long - well let’s say forever. And what’s worse: a screaming baby, or a happy baby getting their feed? So there you have it – my stance on the “hot topic”. 

Yet, it seems as though you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Some women don't get to breastfeed their babies. While there is so much information and literature that breast is best, I feel we need to be considerate and open to those mums who can’t, or don’t want to, breastfeed. While I was doing a session recently with a mum we started talking about how she started off breastfeeding, but in order for her baby to grow and be nourished she had to make the switch to bottle feeding as she was not making enough milk. We talked about how she still feels judged when out in public for bottle-feeding her baby and that’s not cool either. I guess we are all just doing our best to be great parents regardless of whether our breasts are in or out! 

The best part of this debate is that you, or I, can capture a special and beautiful moment no matter how you’re feeding. I know the mum who I had that session with will hold onto those pictures with such fond memories because before she knows it her little baby will not be holding onto her fingers any more, he’ll have hold of that bottle on his own.

A teenage dream - Launceston photographer

Imagine documenting your teenage daughter in a way that takes a glimps at her blossoming into adult life. Do you find yourself trying to hold onto these last few moments of her being at home before she ventures out into the world?

I would love to have some pictures of myself when I was a young teen.  To have details of what it was like to be a young me hanging out in my room with my hyper colour top rockin’ my bad boy sunnies, listing to the radio and pressing record on the tape player to catch my favourite songs. Man, the world has changed so much since I was a teenager...

More then likely, it‘ll be the same for your children - they are going to wish they had a photographic time capsule of their younger years. Wouldn’t it be so cool to show your children when they’re older how much has changed, how much they’ve changed? How funny will it be checking out how cool they thought they were back then. When I look at pictures of my parents in the 60s, not only does it make me laugh, but it makes me want to be in that era and gives me a connection with them even though I wasn’t there.

When I started documenting Rachel and looking through these photos, I knew this series of photos and the ones I did while prepping (sewing her dress) would be something she would always be able to look back on and feel a sense of great pride and accomplishment regarding her achievements as a young fashion designer.  

At the moment Rachel’s mum has the album from this documentary session and she loves it. Later down the track she will pass it on to Rachel.

These are the pictures from behind the scenes at the teenage fashion awards in Melbourne.

You can find the pictures to her sewing and prepping here.

Find out how to have a relaxing photo session with an active toddler - Launceston family photographer

A group of friends bought this little boy a gift certificate for his first birthday. What a fabulous meaningful keepsake.

When Jess contacted me I was in the middle of changing my business to specialise in documentary photography only. I gave her the option of designing a traditional portrait session or to go with my new direction of have a story telling session? To my excitement she opted for a story telling session.

She was pregnant at the time and decided to wait for bub to arrive.

The day finally arrived. boy was Thomas a little cutie! I spent three hours following him around, doing his favourite daily activities. There was no stress or frustration from anyone trying o get him to sit still and look at the camera. He called the shots, But I still got some beautiful portraits that represent him and his family at this very moment in their lives.

This is what Jess said when I asked her to write a little testimonial about her experience having a documentary session. "I recently had a documentary style photo shoot with Meghann, she came to our house and spent some time just taking photos of our day to day life. It was very relaxed and natural, perfect for small children who do not "cooperate" for posed photos. I cannot express how much I love the book of photos I received today, she has managed to capture our normal life and make it look so special and beautiful. Something to treasure forever. The presentation and also the inclusion of a USB with all the photos on it is exceptional. Thank you Meghann!"

When I thanked her again later, She said it made her teary just thinking about the album and she meant every word. This just made my heart sing with happiness!!! This is what I want. I want you to drag out that box of tissues and remember and see how beautiful your life is just the way it is.

Here are just a few to show you. Enjoy.