Last month, I tentatively pressed “publish” on this post to share this image
It was a personal post, one that I thought about for a while. I was worried that I was being too personal on my business page. But I pushed my fear aside, and hit “publish” (knowing that I could hit also hit “delete” at anytime)
I received many comments and likes for this image. But the one that filled my heart was from Julia of A Rock and a Soft Place Photography. She wrote:
“You inspired me to book a breastfeeding portrait of me and the youngest for next week. I had put it off for all the wrong reasons. Thanks for writing this, I needed reminding.”
Julia was one of the first to comment, so I left my image and blog post up. We just never know who we will inspire when we step outside our comfort zones. Being in front of the camera is never easy, but our family love us just the way we are. We may see the lines, the bags under our eyes, and the extra weight but they see their Mum. By hitting “delete”, we rob our children of images of their Mother.
Last week, Julia shared this image captured by Martina of The Depth of Now. She wrote ” One of the most wonderful things that happened to me lately is that my dear friend Martina Octavia came round early one morning and photographed me feeding my daughter. I am reaching the end of a breastfeeding journey lasting seven years (through three children) and I am so very happy to have had the beauty of it documented.”
I can honestly say that I had goosebumps. I am so glad that Julia pushed her fear aside, and has this beautiful image to treasure. Be inspired and step in front of the camera.