Be on the lookout for the next March of Dimes brochure on breastfeeding…the baby and I will be in it!
My doula/sorority sister sent me an email. The March of Dimes was looking for African American mothers with babies 4-6 weeks old who breastfeed. It paid a nice amount. I checked with my husband to see if he would be okay with it, and then I called. They asked for a few head shots, and then told me they’d be in touch. A day or two later, we were confirmed! We got there and everyone cooed over the baby. We were escorted to the photo studio, where a stylist picked out some outfits, did some natural looking makeup, and put some sheen in my hair.
We took a ton of pictures with the baby laying in my arms, sleeping on my shoulder, and eating. The photographer and director kept telling me how beautiful he was, asking if I had ever modeled before, and that I could be a hand model. I don’t know if they were trying to butter me up, but I liked it. They took over 1,000 pictures–they said it was the most they had ever taken. They ran out of poses for us after a while, and told me to just act natural. Eventually the photographer convinced herself to stop . They’ll be sending us a CD with the photos soon!