Hey everyone! I realized haven’t really posted sneaks from sessions here since May (so here are a few!). It has been a busy few months! My husband deployed and we went on a month long trip back east. Now, school has started for the littles and so has soccer and gymnastics…and soon I will begin college courses.
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I am currently offering a special for fall/holiday family photo sessions that are booked in September and October. If you are interested in booking, contact me soon because my available dates are filling up fast!
I will be taking a small, two week medical leave in November. That break will not affect anything that is already booked for November.
Recipe for the specialty pup cake can be found here. (I just compared available brands of frosting and chose the one with less sugar and limited her consumption.)
I am already booking into September and October. If you would like to book your fall session, the following offer is good for FAMILY sessions that will take place in September and October ONLY.
(Does not include: cake smash, military homecomings, or newborn /Fresh 48 sessions.)
Photographing friends that share your love of all things geeky AND Star Wars – well, it’s kind of the best thing ever.❤
Elora contacted me and asked if I would be willing to photograph the encapsulation process of a placenta. She knows that the art is still taboo to most and not really understood. By photographing the process, she hopes people may see it in a different light.
“Eating your placenta after birth is said to aid in postpartum recovery and help ward off the baby blues. There’s no scientific evidence that it works, but some mothers think it’s worth a try.” – babycenter.com
Want to read more about the benefits of ingesting placenta? Read here.
The top left photo is a potpourri mixture made by Elora to mask the smell during the steaming process. The third photo shows the sac still attached to the placenta. Bottom two photos show Elora giving the placenta a thorough rinsing.
After the placenta is thoroughly rinsed, Elora removed the sac. Top right shows the placenta baby side up as the next photo shows it mommy side up. After the sac is removed, Elora placed the placenta into a pot and left it to steam.
The umbilical cord before drying. Placenta art (from a different placenta – twins). The cord after drying.
Here you see the placenta after it has been steamed. Left to completely cool, it is then ready to be sliced thin and placed into a dehydrator. The slices were in overnight to remove all moisture.
Elora holding the ground placenta ready to begin the actual encapsulation process. Just a few minutes later and there is a bowl of placenta pills ready for mom to ingest!
Cake made by Red Cottage Cookie Co. out of Chesnee, North Carolina