Breastfeeding – An Act Of Love

 

Isn’t nature so perfect?

I’ve always known that breastmilk is everything babies need for their first 6 months, itΒ contains essential enzymes, hormones and immunoglobulins that are vital for babies normal growth, development and good health throughout their whole life and itΒ protects babies against a wide variety of illness and conditions. πŸ‘Ά

In Brazil I used to see women breastfeeding in public places all the time, all mothers I know breastfeed or breastfed their babies, it is natural, it is normal..

I’ve learnt recently thatΒ Ireland has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world 😲

And I have to confess that I was a bit shocked.. And wanted to do something to help change this.

Then I met Janelle, this beautiful mammy who wanted breastfeeding photographs taken as she is very proud to be breastfeeding πŸ’šΒ I fell in love with her photos and the idea for this project was born 😍

I wanted to make this bigger, so I photographed another 5 breastfeeding mammies to support the project.

I will make a different video highlighting the importance of breastfeeding with the photos from each photo session 😊

And here is the first one 🀩

Hope you like it!

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Love Stories

I have always loved photographing people.

During the last 10 years (maybe 11, kinda lost count) I’ve photographed a bit of Fashion, Show, Plays, Events, some Families a lot Portraits (which I’ve always known I loved)..

I think that now I am at that stage when you see babies everywhere (my facebook feed is full of babies πŸ˜‚) and you find them all so cute and you the see the love in their mother’s eyes when looking at them and you start to understand what motherhood is about and that there is love in even an everyday shower in the sink or in changing your baby’s nappy and making them feel comfortable and clean πŸ’š

These are some of the reasons why I am sooooo in love with Family Photography, I see a love story in every interaction and it just makes sense 😊

I love this session, Janelle is proud to be breastfeeding and wanted some memories for Reuben who going to be 1 this month πŸŽ‚

Janelle inspired me to start a new photography project:

Breastfeeding – An Act of Love

I’m really, really excited about it and will be talking about it on the next post βœ¨πŸ’«

Have a great Sunday 😘

Lunch Time As It Is

As a photographer, I’ve always liked to have control of the light, to pose the models, to try create scenes and make them “look real”.

That worked well for me for a long time.. the past few years I was just not 100% happy with my photos anymore, something was missing.. πŸ˜•

Until now.. I am discovering a whole new exciting world in documentary photography, life as it is is way more interesting than posed life.

So, my friend, who is a great cook (better than me at least hahahah) invited me for lunch at his place, and I decided to take my camera with me.. πŸ“Έ

While he was preparing our meal, I took some snaps, trying to not interfere so much on the way he was doing his thing and at the same time, to make him comfortable with a camera pointed at him..

I really like what we both did! 😍 My snaps of a lovely and real afternoon and his food (was delicious) πŸ˜‹

And some coffee after all that food 😊

It’s Ready.. And It’s Live! πŸ˜

I’ve been working on my new website for the last few weeks and I’m so happy I can finally say, it’s READY!! πŸ˜ƒ

I put a lot of time and love in it and some of my favourite photos 😊

I would love to get some feedback, positive, negative, any feedback is welcome!

So if you have a little time, please let me know your thoughts on the comments below.. or send me an email.. facebook message.. insta direct.. 😜

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Mother’s day in Brazil

Today is Mother’s Day in Brazil!

And I am far away from my beautiful mum, looking back at pictures from when she was here visiting me.

We had a great time!

Everyday I came home from work, and there she was, waiting for me…

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…I took her to see the the River Liffey in town..

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…Clontarf Seafront and the day was beautiful..

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…we saw the rainbow at Saint Anne’s park..

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…went on a train trip..

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…to Malahide Castle!

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And Howth too!

This is my mother in law…

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Happy Mother’s Day mum! And I want you to be happy every day! Love you!

And Happy Mother’s Day to all the mother’s out there!

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Our Bday Trip

Hello.

Anyone there?

Well, as this is my first post I don’t really expect a lot of people to read it.. Anyway, I’ve been away from photography for a while but it’s a new year (well, still only February) and my “astrologic hell” is over (that’s something we say in Portuguese, it’s basically the 30 days before your birthday when you tend to feel very vulnerable and confused and to think and re-think about what you are doing with your life..), so here I am with something new!

I’m gonna start talking about this little trip my boyfriend gave me as my (and his) bday present: we went to this beautiful, old and cozy Castle/Hotel (some people say it’s haunted, but thank god I didn’t see anything), I felt like I was in a movie there! Everything there was so beautiful and inspiring and I had so many ideas for photos, it re-lighted the photography flame inside me.

I fell in love with the bathroom and had loads of ideas of pictures in that bath, OMG.. But unfortunately we didn’t have time to produce them, and besides I still need to finish his photography lessons.

We went for a walk and it was so cold outside, my hands were freezing because I couldn’t wear gloves as I was taking pictures.. But it was defo worth it.

He made a friend there (#blackcat), a cute and needy cat that followed us all the way..

We had delicious coffee indoors while we waited for it to stop raining..

Later we went to the Dungeon Bar and enjoyed a lil bit of traditional Irish music, pints and delicious goujons and chips (btw, that’s a new passion in my life, I never really cared for fries for example, but goodness me, it’s amazing what they make out of potatoes here).

Overall, a lovely way to start my new year and my blog.

Love,

C.

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