Thursday, May 26, 2011

Boobs N' Brunch or Boobs N' Brinner

Tired of all your nursing photos looking like this? Or how about not having any breastfeeding photos at all because there is never a camera around and/or your partner is horrible at taking pictures?

Last year I hosted the first Boobs N' Brunch in my home and it was a lot of fun! We had about 10 moms with nurslings of all ages come for some intimate portraits capturing that special moment between mother and child. I encourage you to host an event like this in your area! It's easy! If you use my idea, please credit back to our blog. :) 

Here are some basic steps:

Find a photographer - negotiate bulk discount rate. Something in the single digits is pretty reasonable considering how many folks the photographer will be seeing in such a short amount of time. It's also a great opportunity for a photographer to make some contacts and build future business. They'll be seeing about four people an hour, if not more, all in one location for something fun. I personally like to ask around LLL meetings or mommy groups and find a local boob enthusiast photographer. If you find your RSVPs are going through the roof you may need more than one photographer.

Set a date and location - local park, in home, whenever! "Open house" seems to work best, so set up a 2-3 hour window and ask folks to RSVP with their approximate time in 10 or 15 minute increments. The photographer will take folks aside one at a time as children are ready for a boob meal. The photographer probably only needs about 10 minutes with each client to get a good amount of nursing photos. Encourage people (especially those towards the end of the session) to call if they are running late so you don't close up shop without them getting their pictures done. We all know how easy it is to run behind when you're dealing with children.

Food? Not necessary, but who doesn't like a good meal while you sit around and chat. You could do potluck and ask everyone to bring something to share, have people bring their own meals, or cater the event and ask for donations. Lots of options! We always do breakfast food because... well... it's delicious. So, brunch for a morning event and brinner for an evening event. Plus it makes for a fun name. I suppose Lactating Lunchies would work too.

Not interesting in a nursing photo? We have lots of other ideas for promoting breastfeeding in a previous blog. Do something fun in your neck of the woods.

If you live in the Twin Cities area and are interested in attending my Boobs N' Brinner event on Sunday July 10th please let me know! More details coming soon!


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