Scarlett Rose, brand new baby girl with 5 older brothers (yes, 5!). I was able to catch 3 of her brothers there the day I visited, plus her grandmother, so it was a wonderful treat. Although this was the smallest postpartum room I have ever encountered, we were able to make some magic in there.
This was the scene I was greeted with immediately upon entering the room, so I decided to start shooting from right by the door because a) I was loving what I was seeing, & b) I wasn’t yet sure where else I would fit!
So I continued to work my way closer & then all around the bed. I just loved how they all flowed with me. I could tell that I already had Shanta’s trust with my process & my style, so I felt like I had freerange to capture what & how I wanted. How special is that?
And then that magical question, “do you mind photographing me breastfeed?” I got her permission to share these images. Thank you, Shanta, for being so open.
Scarlett was born on a Monday & I was there that Wednesday.
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