Monday, July 23, 2012

Third Annual Breastival of Nurslings Photography Event - Minnesota


Tired of only having self-portrait nursing photos where everything is too dark, out of focus, and quite frankly you can barely tell what is going on? Well, the Breastival of Nurslings is here to fix that and have fun while doing it!
Enjoy a private photo shoot to capture moments between you and your nursing child at the Breastival of Nurslings on Saturday, August 25th from 3pm-7pm. This unique bond between you and your child will be documented forever!

The Third Annual Breastival of Nurslings will take place in Arden Hills, Minnesota, indoor and outdoor locations are available. The exact address will be provided to attendees. Everyone will get a 15 minute mini-session for $15/$20 to photograph a special moment with nursling(s). Understanding that we are working with children and appetites here, there will be some wiggle room if your nursling isn't cooperating. Don't worry, we get it.

Attire Advice: Look around the internet for breastfeeding photos you like... what do they all have in common? Time to throw modesty out the window! No covers, no hiding under baggy shirts - time to "whip 'em out" as they say. Button down shirts or a shirt you can comfortably go up over the top is probably your best bet. Go braless or with a bra that has nothing left on top once you unclip the cup. Less busy the pattern on the clothing the better, plain bold colors or bold patterns work best (like polka dots or solid colors). Also, keep jewelry to a minimum because it distracts from the nursing moment.

Photographers: Allison Kuznia Photography, Josie's Bellies and Babies Photography, and December Orpen Photography. Check out their FB fan pages:http://www.facebook.com/allisonkuzniaphotography
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Josies-Bellies-and-Babies-Photography/
http://www.facebook.com/decemberorpenPHOTOGRAPHY

Refreshments: Food will be from Wildtree representative Amanda Kowalski. We will have plenty of yummy snacks and treats for you to munch on and enjoy. We will also have water available.

Payment/Product: All tickets must be purchased in advance. You can get the "early boob special" of $15 by making your purchase by July 31st, after that the price goes up to $20. You will receive 8-10 photos via email within 3 weeks after this event. You will have full printing rights so that you may print your photos anywhere. Refunds can only be made prior to August 15th, and it would help if you could find a replacement nursing friend to take your spot. Space is limited at this very exclusive event! Money will be going to the photographers and to cover the cost of our supplies. Send an email to: thegoodletdown@gmail.com to RSVP and arrange for payment. 

Extra children: As space is limited at this engagement please leave non-nursing children at home if possible. We want there to be plenty of space for the mamas and nurslings, and we also want to cut down on things that could be distracting to those who are getting their photos done. We all know how exciting the world can be to a nursling child in a new environment!

This is not a virtual event - this is a real one. :) RSVP only if you are local and can actually make it to the open house.

Special thanks to Joni for our logo artwork! Check out her website at www.jonirae.com for unique art and wonderful goddess dolls! Find her on FB at;http://www.facebook.com/talesofakitchenwitch

Sunday, July 1, 2012

World Breastfeeding Week 2012 Photo Submissions

If you would like to submit a breastfeeding photo for our annual World Breastfeeding Week slideshow please email it to thegoodletdown@gmail.com by July 25th. We welcome nurslings of all ages, photos involving children and pumps or pumped milk, milky grins, tandem nursing, children mimicking breastfeeding with their toys, children playing with pump parts or breastfeeding pillows, photo of a picture your son/daughter drew relating to breastfeeding/pumping and anything in between! Get creative and take a photo specifically for the slide show if you don't already have a good one to submit.

Check out last years video! We had so much fun making the video and we can't wait to do it again!