For the past several months now, I have been visiting Birth Roots here in Portland, Maine. I have had the opportunity document their newborn class called BUDS.
If you aren’t familiar with Birth Roots, you need to be. Their mission is “Birth Roots provides a community space where new families come together to build connections, share diverse ideas, and strengthen their parenting muscles so that we move together toward a thriving, family-centered society.”
Every.Single.Time I visit this Birth Roots I think “where was this when I was in this stage of my life?” I can’t think of anything that could have been more beneficial to me as a new mom, than a community of supportive women, and the wealth of knowledge that they teach.
I sneak in at the end, just as the new moms are have some social time, and quietly snap a few photos of them as a keepsake to this special class.
Being inspired by the wonderful woman at this organization has been a blessing to me since I arrived here in Portland, Maine- and getting to photograph these adorable newborns is such a bonus!