Carlee Benear | Yoga Nursing Session by Brittany Teel

Let me start this off with background of my friendship with Carlee so you know where our story starts....

I met Carlee on the webs over 3 years ago when I first saw her use the term "crunchy". I never knew what this term was until she used it and thought...I am kinda "crunchy" too, let's be friends! She was someone who was a lot like myself with similar interest and two little boys. We were good friends right off the bat! We both ended up finding a passion around the same time that filled our souls and kept us happy. Mine was photography and hers was yoga. Over time she became a dear friend simply because of her kind heart.

THEN one day Carlee told me she was expecting! I watched her continue to practice yoga all creating another human! This woman was incredible. I just HAD to document her strength. So ...we did a shoot in the river bottom to showcase her talent while she was 8 almost 9 months pregnant. I did another shoot with her right after Maramaylee entered the the world. Carlee had mastered the skill of NURSING while practicing yoga.  

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Fast forward to exactly one year after our nursing session and we booked another shoot just so I can continue to document her progress. I can say that seeing her do this in person is jaw-dropping. Her strength is out of this world! Anyways, enough chatter now...I will let the rest of these images speak for themselves.

Until next time! 

XOXO
Britt


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Maramaylee throwing in some karate moves ;) 

Maramaylee throwing in some karate moves ;) 

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"okay, so I put my hands like this...."-Maramaylee

"okay, so I put my hands like this...."-Maramaylee

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Milam can handstand just like his mama.

Milam can handstand just like his mama.

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‎I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.” ~ Gandhi

2016 Fall Mini Sessions | Real Teel Photography by Brittany Teel

Hello y'all!
 

I am super excited to announce my 2016 Mini Sessions! Mini sessions are a great way to document your ever-changing family with the ease of having everything planned out! Please note, a $50 deposit is due at booking in order to hold your date.

MINI SESSION INCLUDES:

20 minute session | 6 fully edited digital files | digital download | $175
(You can add 6 more images in your gallery for $100.)

Click here to book your session!

AVAILABLE TIME SLOTS

 

Saturday, September 24th, 2016 (rain date on Sunday, September 25th)

Fernland Park in Montgomery

8:00am AVAILABLE

8:30am BOOKED (Lauren L.)

9:00am BOOKED (Misty H.)

9:30am AVAILABLE

 

5:30pm AVAILABLE

6:00pm BOOKED (Kristen G.)

6:30pm BOOKED (Joanna M.)

7:00pm BOOKED

 

Saturday, October 15th, 2016 (rain date on Sunday, October 16th)

Rob Fleming Park in The Woodlands

8:00am BOOKED (Kelley L.)

8:30am BOOKED (Rena T.)

9:00am BOOKED (Kelley L.)

9:30am BOOKED (Robin F.)

 

5:30pm BOOKED (Sharon R.)

6:00pm BOOKED (Aimee E.)

6:30pm BOOKED (Kandice J.)

7:00pm AVAILABLE
 

November 12th, 2016 (rain date on Sunday, November 13th)

Fernland Park in Montgomery

8:00am AVAILABLE

8:30am AVAILABLE

9:00am AVAILABLE

9:30am BOOKED (Bridgette K.) 

 

3:30pm BOOKED (Stephanie I.)

4:00pm BOOKED (Amy. T)

4:30pm BOOKED (Elizabeth V.)

5:00pm BOOKED (Nicole S.)

Stop....you can wait. by Brittany Teel

"Look Mom, it's so beautiful!" -my son excitedly proclaims. Without even looking up to see what beauty he may have found, I continue to hurry and respond to an email and answer him back with a common response of "oh, that is so cool."

It's quiet. I realize that something isn't right. I look up and both of my sons are staring at each other when my 5 year old says, "mom, you didn't even look." I look further and in his small hand I see this beautiful, perfect leaf he discovered. This was a moment he was proud of and his mom was too consumed with work to share his exciting discovery. There have been far too many times I have done this. Moments that were so important to him and I let something else drown out the excitement that he wanted to share with me, his mother. A point at which I should have stepped inside his world and enjoyed the beauty he was enjoying. I have to stop this. I am wasting too many of these moments for nothing. I am not doing my number one job of making my child feel important. Because he is. They both are my reasons for living and why I work so hard. I want the best for them. But at the end of the day, what they need most is mom's full attention to enjoy this moment with him.

We are all guilty of it at one point. Since the very second you found out you were bringing another human life into this world...you couldn't WAIT to see his or her face on the ultrasound. You couldn't WAIT to feel his or her first movements. The day they are born you couldn't WAIT to get them home and start your life together. Then, you push for that first roll over to their belly. You work and work on getting those first steps. You can't wait until they are eating solid foods. You tell your other friends and family how you cannot WAIT until they are out of diapers. How you can't stand another sleepless night from night terrors. You have steamrolled over every single important part of their life and hardly look back.

I am here to tell you...you CAN wait. You can enjoy every little moment for what is it worth. The good, the bad and the ugly. Soak up every second of those long nights. Right now you need to stop yourself, put down the electronics and take a good mental picture of who they are right now. Examine every little part of your child’s tiny body. The next time they start a sentence with "Mommy or Daddy", remember how they say your name and play it in your head over and over. I want you to stop and really enjoy every moment you share with them. Stop rushing through important milestones and do not allow yourself to forget such precious seconds. Soon, they will be graduating grade school and no longer need your 3 AM hugs of comfort because of a scary dream. They will not accept those magical kisses to heal their bobo's. There are far too many times that we take our little humans for granted. We become too consumed with life, work and technology that we forget that these beautiful souls we created depend on our ability to love and enjoy them. Each hour with them is an hour you will not get back.

When you look back on your child's life will you hold regret in your heart? Or will you catch yourself looking at the face of your child as an adult knowing that you were present mentally and physically every day for this human and can vividly remember the moments you shared together? Today, I ask that you to vow to wait. I want you to join me on making a promise to our children to wait and be present for every moment of our short time here on earth.


XOXO
Britt