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Showing posts from February, 2022

Keep Telling Her She’s Beautiful

Written By: Felecia Causey Photography: Felecia Causey Models: Alexis Morris and (stepdaughter) Jayona Butler-Young I came across a viral video, where a little girl thought she was ugly, and she cried. It absolutely broke my heart. As a mother to a daughter, I make sure that she knows that she is beautiful, and I love her every day .  We live in a world where girls are being criticized about their hair, the color of their skin, and their body from not only strangers, but also family and friends. With a world that constantly teaches women that your skin should be a certain color, or your hair must be straight, and curly or twisted. Colorism is a very big thing that plays a role in a lot of families, in which most it’s a topic that is never brought up. Why have a child feeling like their skin isn’t beautiful because it’s not what you feel fits into your perfect family? She grows up questioning why she doesn’t have hair and skin like someone else, instead of teaching her to embrace th

Parents and Childcare Reality

Written By: Felecia Causey Photography: Felecia Causey Models: Bridget McDonald and (daughter) Brooklyn Gipson   What many parents worry the most about after the baby and mommy six weeks are up and it’s time to go back to work or school, is leaving the child in the hands of someone. With some many horrible stories seen on social media or on the news, a parent's worst nightmare is to have someone you trusted hurt your child or allow someone else to hurt them.  Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t have that family member that will help with the baby. As the world has changed so much, there aren’t many mothers, grandmother , aunts, or cousins that are willing to take on the role of a babysitter, especially a free one.  The decision you select for the well-being of your child I know most parents as myself will not take it lightly.    I am blessed with the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom for my kids. My husband and I found it was the best choice for us, since we didn’t know anyon

Respect Women's Choice to Breastfeed

Written By: Felecia Causey Photography By: Felecia Causey Models:  Breastfeeding is one of those topics that everyone has a different opinion on.  Normalizing breastfeeding is a challenge that is ongoing in our society, and mostly amongst families.  Did you know that breastfeeding can be both physically and mentally draining? The negative words coming from those close to a mother can be a lot of pressure. When she makes the decision to do what "she thinks" is best for her and her baby she is often shamed or criticized for that choice. I am sure there are many breastfeeding mothers that can tell you some awkward, stressful, and hurtful moments that have occurred on this journey.  When people find something that they are not familiar with, especially in families, they quickly become judgmental. In most music videos or advertisement ads, women's breasts are commonly used to help push a promotion, but the moment a mother decides to feed her baby in public, there is an uproar

You May See Imperfections, But I Am One of God's Masterpieces

WRITTEN BY: FELECIA CAUSEY PHOTOGRAPHY BY: FELECIA CAUSEY MODEL: ANGELA PATTERSON WASHINGTON   We live in a world where everyone has standards of what a woman should look like. People have their opinions on what makes the ideal lady. Some will think you are too tall or too short, your hair is too nappy or short, your skin is too dark, you're too fat, your breast is too big or not big enough.  With celebrities' bodies set as the standards of what all women should look like, the fight to keep up can be out of control. The world and internet will always find some imperfection or flaw that does not make her perfect. The imperfections and her being different is what makes her an unique individual. I think all women are beautiful. Women are judged in seconds of their value just by their appearance. Every lady may not have long model legs or celebrities' perky breasts, but we have the fight of a lion and the courage of a mother bear.  Every day as women watch the false advertiseme

Black Women: We Are More Than What People Label Us

WRITTEN BY: FELECIA CAUSEY PHOTOGRAPHY BY: FELECIA CAUSEY MODEL:TYKIMBRIA JONES Our biggest critic is the person that looks back at us in the mirror. Have you ever wondered why they didn't teach a class in school on learning to accept who we are?  Coming to accept who you are can be emotionally and physically draining. You have to learn to accept your flaws and all imperfections. You have to embrace them, love yourself, and be okay to be just you. Many of us will be judged from our past, but once you allow yourself to realize you're not in the past anymore it can longer affect you. What they try to throw at you can no longer be a weapon that can be used to weaken the strong person you are. As you walk down this road of life realize we are not able to change others' perspective on what they think of us. One of my favorite sayings is "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change," It gives me inspiration to realize that life goes on, and it's a

Preparing For Your Maternity Session

WRITTEN BY: FELECIA CAUSEY PHOTOGRAPHY BY: FELECIA CAUSEY MODEL: JaNaishia Moore   It’s an exciting time for all moms to be. There is so much to prepare before the arrival of their bundle of joy. One of the most anticipated things is taking maternity photos. Like all other special events in a woman’s life, they want everything to be perfect and fall into place. Sometimes things may not go the way you plan.  My best advice is to have a good attitude. If you come in a horrible mood, it sets the tone for you, the photographer, and the whole photo session. As a photographer I am sure it’s not fun or productive when someone comes into the studio with a bad attitude. Book Early! Scheduling way in advance gives you the opportunity to not have to rush. Most make-up artists, hair stylists, and photographers book way in advance, and to not deal with the headache of not finding someone can become frustrating. Especially when most times, deposits are nonrefundable.   Selecting your photographer: M

There Is No Full Manual on Being a Parent

Written By:Felecia Causey Photography By: Felecia Causey Model: Alexis Parker and "Daughter" Zaniah McGee As a parent you want to do everything right. You will try your best to do what you can to raise your kids and take care of them to the best of your ability. I will not guarantee that you will always get it right, but you will eventually figure it out. We live in such a judgmental world where everyone thinks they know what’s best.  Many are so bold to voice their opinion on what you are not doing right, and how they believe it should be done.    Elders have come up with “it’s their way or no way” of bringing up kids.  They have forced their parenting ways upon younger people because they believe it’s the “right” way. What they fail to realize is that times have changed, and things are different. I do believe that some of the parenting methods back then, did bring forth respectful and more kind children. I also think that some of their ways have caused low self-esteem, iso