Breastfeeding Tips | Richmond Hill newborn photographers

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Nursing your baby is not an easy job. Everyone makes it seem effortless and a natural process, you’re supposed to know how to do it. But as a Savannah Newborn Photographer and mom of two, I’ve had lots of experience with trying to nurse my children. I’ve had lots of successes and some failures. Always keep in mind, that whether you decide that nursing is for you or not, a happy fed baby is the most crucial part.

I had a rough time nursing my first child and eventually decided formula would make me a happier and a more capable mom. When I became pregnant with my second child, I didn't even want to nurse her, because of the bad experience I had with my first baby. She naturally just started nursing right after birth, and I gave it a try, ending up having a super beautiful nursing relationship with my sweet baby.

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Here are a few things I learned that helped me along the way.

It’s ok to ask for help.

If you give birth at a hospital or birth center, there are typically lactation consultants available on staff to help and answer your questions. Don’t be afraid to ask. Both you and your baby are learning how to nurse.

My sweet friend Christina (right in picture below) from Latch onto Health is a doula and lactation consultant. She offered to give you some tips during our newborn photography session in RIchmond Hill, Georgia if her schedule lines up with mine. Please let me know, if you would like to take advantage of this sweet offer, so I can contact her in time.

There’s also the Savannah Baby Cafe if you need help nursing. Please see this video for more information about their services in our area. If you aren’t local, you can look on the main website for a group local to you.

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“It doesn't hurt.”

Not true. Most woman experience pain in the beginning. It can take a moment to get used to breastfeeding, but once you get used to it, the soreness goes away. If you experience intense sharp pain, I recommend talking to your doctor. There could be lots of reasons why you're in pain and getting help can get to the root of the problem.

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Nipple Cream is your best friend.

I once slacked on the nipple cream. Bad decision. After that, I made sure I always had some with me. My favorite is Lasinoh lanolin. I tried other creams that aren’t animal-based, but they didn’t work for me. Nipple cream keeps your nipples from drying, cracking, and bleeding.

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Meet your best friend’s best friend, nursing pads.

Leaking isn’t fun. Along with my trusty tube of lanolin, I also kept nursing pads with me. There are the disposable kind as well as re-usable cloth options.

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A good nursing bra is like hitting the jackpot.

Do yourself a favor and buy a nursing bra. I preferred underwired ones, they just made me feel so much more comfortable. Investing in a good nursing bra was well worth it. European or Australian brands are great, too, like Cake Lingerie, if you’re having trouble finding ones that work.

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So here they are, my breastfeeding tips, the things that worked best for me.

Andrea Krey, one of Savannah newborn photographers, serves the greater Savannah area and specializes in maternity, newborns, and babies. Click here if you’re interested in booking a session.





Sweet Mr. M | Baby pictures Savannah, GA

Hello sweet M.,

thank you for being so sweet and sleepy during your newborn session. We started out with hith beautiful mommy&me pictures and and then he snuggles right into my beanbag. I think he was the smiliest little guy I ever had in the studio and one of the sleepiest ones for sure.

Please come back to see me soon. Pssst, if you purchase my two biggest collections your session fee for a milestone session is included. 

Stay sweet Mr. M.,

Greetings,

~A.

Andrea Krey is a photographer in the Savannah, GA area and specializes in maternity photography, newborn photography, baby photography and motherhood photography. Newborn Photography is done in her private newborn studio in Richmond Hill, GA and all other sessions can be taken in surrounding areas. Andrea Krey serves Richmond Hill, Savannah and Tybee, just to mention a few areas.  Andrea is known for her natural and organic newborn, baby, maternity and motherhood photography. She has a very natural style that fits today’s modern family. Her sessions concentrate on natural interactions and love.

Featured on Shootproof | Newborn Photography Savannah GA

Seriously now, I feel so humbled. This week I was featured on the Shootproof blog (the beautiful online gallery I send to my clients if digitals are purchased for archiving) with a nice collection of other photographers. May I brag a little bit? I am so proud to be mentioned on the same page with Alison Winterroth (one of my favorite newborn photographers) and Amanda Knox just to mention a few.... I could just hug the world. It means so much to me!

I am sharing this darling article with you because I am sure, these tips on How To Make Cute Photos of Cranky Babies are very useful for new parents as well!

Go to the article here:

But, you know, we here at our newborn studio in Savannah GA love to work with awake babies. I love to capture the connection between parents and siblings and the new baby. Here is a selection of my favourite awake babies during my sessions.

Which one is your favorite? Ok one more:

So, if you have a cranky baby, bring them on to my newborn photography studio for a newborn photography session. I'd love to capture the little love of your life <3.

Andrea Krey is a Savannah Newborn Photographer and specializes in Savannah Maternity PhotographyNewborn PhotographySavannah Baby Photography and Savannah Motherhood PhotographyRichmond Hill Newborn photographyis done is done in her Richmond Hill Newborn Photography Studio and all other sessions can be taken in surrounding areas. Andrea Krey serves Richmond Hill, Savannah and Tybee Island, just to mention a few areas.  

Andrea is known for her natural and organic newborn, baby, maternity and motherhood photography. She has a very natural style that fits today’s modern family. Her sessions concentrate on natural interactions and love.

Mr. O. | Newborn Photography Richmond Hill, GA

Hello, sweet Mr. O.,

he was one of my sleepiest babies yet. I always tell the parents to just relax and take a nap while I work with their little ones. The calmer the parents, the sleepier the bub. It's just that simple.

Sweet O. please stay sweet and come visiting me soon again.

Andrea Krey is a Savannah Newborn Photographer and specializes in Savannah Maternity PhotographyNewborn PhotographySavannah Baby Photography and Savannah Motherhood PhotographyRichmond Hill Newborn photographyis done is done in her Richmond Hill Newborn Photography Studio and all other sessions can be taken in surrounding areas. Andrea Krey serves Richmond Hill, Savannah and Tybee Island, just to mention a few areas.  

Andrea is known for her natural and organic newborn, baby, maternity and motherhood photography. She has a very natural style that fits today’s modern family. Her sessions concentrate on natural interactions and love.

Mother's Day | Motherhood Photography Savannah GA

We are hosting Mommy & Me sessions in the month of March to celebrate Mother's Day.

Being a mother of two I know exactly what mom’s want in a motherhood photography session.
They want to look good, gentle and loving. They want to have tender portraits of themselves with their kids.
I LOVE Motherhood sessions because it shows the connection, emotion, and intimacy.
I love capturing the little things that make you a mother.
The way you hold their hands so they don’t fall.
The way you fold their hair behind their ear.
The way little fingers play with your hair behind your back that you will never ever get to see otherwise.
The way you look at them when you relax and stop posing.
All those little details need to be captured on film!

Stop making excuses for not having your photo taken and come in with your mother or your child in March for our Mother’s Day Sessions. If you book by January 31st, 2017 you will save $100 on your session fee!!! Mothers, mothers-to-be, grandmothers, sisters, and children are all welcome. You deserve to be in portraits with your children. They will thank you later on in life!

 

The sessions are held Wednesday and Friday mornings!

Taking part in the Mother’s Day Sessions is $50 and includes:

  • pre-session consultation (email, in-person or phone)
  • 45-minute photo session for you and your child or you and your mother
  • Styling with my beautiful wardrobe, if desired
  • ordering-session

Prints, products, and digitals are not included and will have to be purchased in your ordering session.

 All sessions will be held in-studio. Pamper and celebrate yourself or the woman you
love by gifting her with a portrait session. Gift cards can be purchased at my studio.

How many people can I bring with me to my photo session?

Consider bringing your child, your mother, or both. The studio can accommodate up to 3 people, so please keep this in mind.

What should I wear?

Light-colored outfits are ideal — think pastels, creams, light grays. If desired you can use my maternity wardrobe, we can make it fit. You will receive our Session Prep Guide upon booking which includes outfit ideas and other ways to prep for your session.

How much are prints and products?

We offer wall art beginning at $50. Each canvas (16x20 and bigger) purchased during your ordering session, receives the complimentary digital file for safe keeping and a print release.

 

How to choose your newborn photographer | Savannah GA Newborn Photographer

How to choose your newborn photographer Savannah GA!

I stumbled across an article the other day and thought this might be useful information for new(born) clients trying to find the right fit. Finding a Savannah newborn photographer is not just about finding the cheapest one out there. You should find someone you trust, who fits your style, is insured, has the right equipment, is registered with the state, has fundamental schooling and can show consistent galleries. You are letting them handle your newborn, the one you held so safe in your belly for nine months.

You only get one chance to take these precious pictures; there are no do-overs since this time flies by so fast. Newborn pictures should be taken within the first 10 days to receive the really curly posed pictures (just like they were while in the womb). This time will never come back, so you should do your research and it should start with this article by Little Moon Photography.

Please see a full gallery of my work below. These galleries always depend on how cooperative your newborn is, how well you follow my newborn-session-guide, and how well you prepare yourself and your new baby for the session.

My business is registered in the state of Georgia (please search yourself), I have a business license (hung out in my private studio in Richmond Hill; my business is allowed to run out of my home) and my business also has a liability insurance. EDIT: I am the first newborn photographer in Georgia to carry a newborn photography safety certification. I always recommend to visit my space, so you get a feeling for where your baby will be photographed. We also start building a relationship which makes more relaxed pictures. Relaxed mommy=relaxed newborn. I am immunized against the flu and I take my Vitamin B12 every day during the high-risk season to protect your newborn and myself.

Through the years I have taken many professional photography courses, and I am currently taking classes on a regular basis with The Milky Way in order to keep up with the most current developments in photography. My props used for the sessions are a fine selection of the best and most known prop vendors out there. The items I use get a good cleaning after each use.

Unfortunately, there are many businesses not operating legally, so doing this research is necessary.  You want these images to stand the test of time and be around on your walls or in an album for decades.

Thank you for trusting me <3.

 
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Andrea Krey is a photographer in the Savannah, GA area and specializes in maternity photography, newborn photography, baby photography and motherhood photography. Newborn Photography is done in her natural light studio in Richmond Hill, GA and all other sessions can be taken in surrounding areas. Andrea Krey serves Richmond Hill, Savannah and Tybee, just to mention a few areas.  Andrea is known for her natural and organic newborn, baby, maternity and motherhood photography. She has a very natural style that fits today’s modern family. Her sessions concentrate on natural interactions and love.