Babywearing Portraits

After the birth of my daughter, I was lucky to fall in with a group of parents who taught me the marvel of babywearing. Struggling to find a way to hold a baby who wanted nothing by immediate physical contact while I tried to work or even do something as basic as load the dishwasher was tricky. Luckily I had the wisdom of the mamas and papas before me who explained the basics of strapping my wee one to my body so she could be happy, and I could keep my sanity. 

Babywearing is such a beautiful and intimate thing, and I know so many parents who have had deep journeys wearing their babies and children. I was commissioned by a friend and babywearing educator to create a portrait as her time wearing her kiddos began to come to a close. She asked me to include her favorite Oscha wrap and we talked about other personal details that were important to her.   

It was such a pleasure to work on I arranged a giveaway just so I'd have an excuse to make another! These kinds of pieces are some of my favorite to work on, because it lets me subtly include details that are deeply important to the recipients.