It seems like all I am writing about these days is breastfeeding. Yet, I keep getting inquiries on the topic. If breastfeeding is what my readers want to hear about, then let’s talk about it! A few weeks ago, a individual wrote in to ask if I would write an article about how to get the best breastfeeding selfie. I am not selfie obsessed. I’ve never even spoken the word. Although, I love to document my life and memories, taking a “selfie” has not been a daily priority for me. That being said, I am pretty handy with a camera and have a good eye.
Here are some key tips
Be comfortable taking the picture. If you’re not, it will show. I believe the point of taking a breastfeeding selfie would be to capture your joy and a glimpse of your true experience. If you have a face about you of awkwardness, though it may be funny, looking back on it later may not provide the stirring memory you’d wish for.
If your holding your baby with one hand or arm, it is hard to position yourself to get a great picture. You’d be surprised how heavy your phone can feel with one arm holding a baby. Use a selfie stick, and not only will your positioning be better, but you won’t accidentally drop your phone on your baby’s head! Safety first?!?! 😁
Breasts are beautiful, but trying to juggle baby, the phone and figuring out positioning can lead to a mess of a picture. Try laying down for your shot. Let the furniture do the work for you. Capturing a shot from above, laying down, is very lovely.
Beautiful well thought-out professional breastfeeding pictures are nice, but my favorite pictures that pull-out some emotion are the ones that were candidly shot by my husband without me knowing.
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