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.





How to prepare for your maternity session | Richmond Hill, GA

If you are pregnant and want to take maternity photos, this post is for you! Maternity Photography sessions in Savannah and surrounding areas are one of my favorite photography sessions to create in our Richmond Hill photography studio or surrounding areas.

I remember finding out I was pregnant. I took three pregnancy test with each child because I just couldn't believe the miracle. From the moment that little extra line appears on the test, your life begins to present it’s fair share of little surprises, right? 

Morning sickness or for some even 24-7 sickness in the first couple of weeks\ months, then come tiny flutters that make you forget all about the not-so-good mornings. Do you remember your first ultrasound appointment? The first time you heard that little heartbeat? It just keeps getting better. Your favorite jeans don't fit anymore. You run to the bathroom every other hour. In fact, you’d sleep if you didn’t have to take several trips to the potty every night. Your baby bounces around in your belly, and your dreams of holding your little bundle of joy become so vivid.

I can tell you that pregnancy was one of the most magical times of my life! You may not always feel beautiful, but you are!

I did not have maternity pictures taken because maternity photography was not a thing at the time (I am from Germany) I was pregnant with my children. Let’s make sure you remember this amazing time; your children will thank you for it!

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Here are some tips on how to prepare for your maternity session:

1. If you decide to wear your own outfit, instead of using the gowns from my studio wardrobe, make sure to know that tight pants and socks, leave dents on the skin. Stay form-fitting but comfy for your shoot.

2. Keep your nails natural. Nail-design changes just like clothing styles do.

3. Consider booking a hair & make-up artist for your session, even if you’re a super-natural style Mama. Treat yourself; you deserve it! Let a make-up artist bring out all of your natural beauty with photo-ready makeup and a perfect hairstyle for your shoot! Most of my customers go on a fancy lunch\dinner date with their husband after their session. Not only do they feel super pretty because of their hair and make-up but I make them feel like a supermodel as well :).

4. Tell me what you’re comfortable with. If you’re belly shy…say so! We have ways of making sure your belly looks stunning without showing any skin. If you don’t like your stretch marks, c-section scar, linea nigra (you know the dark line along the navel line?), or anything else, there are ways to remove them. They should not be the reason not to have fantastic belly pictures!

5. Do your research. PINTEREST is my best friend! Also look up my Instagram and point me in the right direction. Don’t be afraid to make suggestions. I am open to ideas; I like to get inspired, and I love to grow!

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I hope these tips help and get you even more excited about your sessions!! I sure am!

Thinking ahead of time could save you some headache and money! We offer a wide range of services to our new mamas! Don’t forget to schedule your newborn photography session, Fresh48, milestone and\ or cake smash sessions. I offer specialty sessions from time to time. Please sign up for my newsletter, and you will always be up to date with my offers. I know you’re going to love your experience of being pampered and beautified in my studio and I just can’t wait to create art for you to cherish a lifetime.

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I could go on and on. I loved having all of these sweet babies this year and hope for many more next year. Thank you so much fro trusting me to handle and photograph your newborn baby in Richmond Hill, GA. Newborn sessions are very limited due to the fact that they are very time consuming. Book your session for 2018 early to make sure you will reserve your spot on my calendar.

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.

Sweetest Miss E. | Newborn Pictures

Hello there sweet Miss E.,

you and your mommy were just the sweetest. It was such a pleasure to have you in my newborn studio in Richmond HIll, GA. I loved the bunny ears on you so much! 

It is best to book your neborn photography session in your second trimester. That way we have enough time to meet and get to know each other. You will be able to visit the studio and get familiar with the studio situation and we can discuss any concerns you have. 

I love the fact that I get to meet my clients a few times throughout their photography experience session.

Miss E. please come back, I miss your sweet face!

Sincerely,

A.

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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 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.

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.

1st Motherhood Event | Savannah Motherhood Photographers

Celebrate Mother's Day with Andrea's 1st Motherhood Event!

LOCATION: Private studio in Richmond HIll, Georgia

Being a mom of two myself I know exactly what you want in a photo shoot.
You want to look great, gentle and loving. You want to have tender portraits of yourself and your children.
However, we don't know how to act, where to look, when to smile or even how to smile.
And this is where my Motherhood session is the perfect solution.
I LOVE Motherhood sessions because it shows Connection. Emotion. 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. Every. Single. Detail.

Let's capture this special time on film for you to always remember.

Terms and Conditions Cancellations: Absolutely no refunds will be given, but you may transfer your session to another party or use your credit on file for a future session.

Easter Sessions for the littles | Children Photography Savannah, GA

I am super excited for the upcoming Easter sessions for our little ones. The sessions will take place in my beautiful in-home studio in Richmond Hill and I will style the outfits for up to 24 months olds. So all you have to bring is your little love. The sessions take about 30 minutes and it really is more of a play date than anything. We will have music playing and they can play with a fine selection of wooden toys while I capture them during their play time. How cool is that?

The session date is April 1st, 2017 and costs $175 + tax and includes

  • Andrea's time and talent
  • usage of props and wardrobe up to 24 months
  • five digitals with a print release presented in an online gallery
  • a free 5x7 print on a mat board (worth $65).

Each additional sibling is $50 (I can fit up to two siblings in my studio).

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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.