One of the awesome sponsors of the Spring Baby Bump Contest is Mommy Moxie, owned by Nicole Bambalere. I found her on Twitter a few years ago, and I was intrigued that she designs and makes maternity delivery gowns (which are perfect, breastfeeding-friendly postpartum gown too!). As it turned out when I contacted her she was pregnant, so I’ve photographed her pregnancy as well as her family. She even had me guest write for her blog on the importance of getting photographs of your pregnancy. She has since expanded her offerings to other baby products, and it’s my pleasure to introduce her to you!
I asked Nicole a few questions to help you get to know her and her fantastic business, Mommy Moxie.
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One of the awesome sponsors of the Spring Baby Bump Contest is RootMama Maternal Care, owned and directed by Sister Freya Mórani. I first met her through Tarrant County Breastfeeding Coalition meetings, and I had the pleasure of photographing her and her associate doula, Casey Muhammad, in business portraits. Sister Freya has a clear passion for informing and nurturing mothers through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. When I talked to her, she just had this authority and confidence in what she was speaking about, and at the same time she gives grace freely.
I asked Sister Freya a few questions to share with you what she does and help you get to know her and what RootMama Maternal Care is all about.
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When I met Amber, she was the point person for the first Tarrant County Breastfeeding Coalition’s Big Latch On & Family Expo in 2012. We had some great conversations about the community and families in general. I was really excited to hear she and her husband bought a local cloth diaper and all natural baby store because I know her passion for families and breastfeeding, and I can only imagine how many families will appreciate her knowledge and passion. When we talked about Babies Bottoms and More being a sponsor of the 2014 Spring Baby Bump Contest, I did some research and found that one of my clients already uses them to rent newborn cloth diapers. Kismet, right?
I asked Amber a few questions to know more about her store and the special things they do that you can’t find at other baby stores.
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One of the gracious sponsors of this year’s Spring Baby Bump Contest is Winks & Wiggles Yoga, owned and run by Brandi Hook. Tristan and I go to her Preschool class, and I have sat in on several classes of hers to create photographs and videos for her. The only class I haven’t seen first hand is her prenatal class, but if she runs it the same way she runs her baby and child classes, it’s a can’t miss! Even if she wasn’t offering a prize for the contest, I would stand behind her with my recommendation. :)
I asked Brandi a few questions to share with you what she does and help you get to know her like I know her.
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First, I want to thank the 4 other local Dallas-Fort Worth businesses who are contributing prizes for this huge giveaway! Without their help, I wouldn’t be able to help these beautiful expecting mothers celebrate their pregnancies beyond heirloom photographs. It was important to me this time around offering truly special and practical prizes to help make the end of their pregnancies and their sweet babies’ beginnings easier. When I was pregnant with Tristan, it was the custom blanket and hats we ordered that made it all real for us. If we could have afforded it, I would have LOVED to have a doula—even if it was to help me plan in more detail what I wanted Tristan’s birth to look like. Tristan and I currently go to yoga classes at Winks & Wiggles, and it’s a fun way to get over the mid-day hump. I adore that we have such a community in DFW that local business owners support each other as much as we support the women and families we get to work with. How incredible it is that women can be supported from all sides and feel the love to celebrate the very things that define them as women and mothers. A HUGE thank you to:
RootMama Maternal Care for contributing a birth planning session.
Mommy Moxie for contributing a generous gift certificate of $75 for her stylish mom & baby store.
Winks & Wiggles Yoga for contributing 1 month of classes (prenatal, mom & baby, mom & toddler, or mom & preschooler).
Babies Bottoms & More for contributing a Maya wrap ring sling for carrying your baby safely and comfortably.
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