Finding Community as a New Mum

Becoming a mum is a profound journey filled with joy, challenges, and countless precious moments. For many new mums, finding a supportive community can make all the difference in navigating this transformative stage of life. We recently had the privilege of capturing the essence of this journey through a motherhood mini photography session at ‘Everyday Mums‘ playgroup, where mums come together to share their experiences, support one another, and create lasting memories.

The Power of Community

Motherhood can sometimes feel isolating, especially in the early days. The sleepless nights, endless feedings, and constant worry can make even the most confident woman feel overwhelmed. That’s where the power of community comes into play. ‘Everyday Mums’ is more than just a playgroup; it’s a haven where new mums find camaraderie, understanding, and friendship.

In our group photography session, we aimed to capture not just the smiles and playful moments, but the deep connections being formed. At Blury Photography, we are experts in creating emotionally charged memories, we understand that the essence of these gatherings lies in the shared experiences and mutual support.

Capturing the Everyday Magic

Every mum has a unique story, and our goal was to capture these stories through our lenses. During the morning, we saw mums laughing together, sharing tips, and simply enjoying each other’s company. The beauty of these moments is in their authenticity – the way that they cheer for each other when they have a win, or offer comfort and support when things are tough.

The Importance of Emotional Connection

We have photographed so many mamas with their little ones, but it never gets old. Because each mama has such a unique and beautiful connection with their baby. Our job is to capture that. Like how do they hold and comfort their bub, what are their favourite things about their baby? Do they love squeezing their cheeks, tickling their toes.

One mama, shared how she felt a profound sense of belonging at ‘Everyday Mums’. “I was really nervous about coming here for the first time, but the warmth and openness of the group made me feel at home instantly,” she said. This sentiment was echoed by many others, showing the importance of community and connection in early motherhood.

Creating Cherished Memories

At the heart of our work is the desire to create memories that can be cherished for generations. We know that these early days of motherhood, while challenging, are fleeting and precious. Our photographs are more than just images; they are keepsakes that will evoke emotions and stories for years to come.

During the session, we encouraged mums to interact naturally with their babies and each other. This approach allowed us to capture genuine moments of joy, tenderness, and connection. Whether it was a mum gently cradling her newborn or a group of mums sharing a heartfelt laugh, each photograph is a testament to the beauty and strength of motherhood.

Building Bonds that Last

The friendships formed at ‘Everyday Mums’ are often the foundation of a lasting support network. These bonds extend beyond the playgroup, providing a sense of continuity and reassurance as children grow and new challenges arise. The mums we photographed spoke of the deep connections they’ve made, and how these friendships have enriched their lives.

Our enthusiasm for capturing these relationships is rooted in our understanding of their importance. As one mum put it, “These women have become like family to me. We’ve shared so much – from sleepless nights to first steps. Having these moments captured means the world to me.”

Finding Your Community

To all the new mums out there: finding your community can be a game-changer. Surround yourself with those who understand and support you, and remember to cherish every moment – even the challenging ones. And if you’re looking to capture these precious times, we’re here to help. With a personalised, empathetic, and an expert approach that ensures your memories are preserved in the most beautiful way possible.

Finding this community may be through attending a program such as Everyday Mums, or it may be stepping out and getting the phone number of the mama you feel you connected with at your local playground. Or perhaps it is taking the step to post on a facebook community group that you are hoping to find your village, and see if there are others who would like to catch up and do the same. Be brave! You aren’t the only one thinking or feeling these things.

Final Thoughts

Motherhood is a journey that is best traveled with others. At ‘Everyday Mums’, we saw firsthand how powerful finding community as a new mum, can be. Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful mums who allowed us to be part of their journey. Your strength, love, and support to each other is truly inspiring.

If you’re a new mum looking to connect and capture your journey, join us. Let’s create beautiful, emotionally charged memories together. Click HERE to book in your session!

Hey! I'm Courtney Blury of Blury Photography. If you're a big-hearted mama, looking to document the good moments then I am your girl x


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