I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with you! If you're a business I am looking forward to promoting your company and sharing your products with our followers. The Normalize Breastfeeding awareness photo project has deep personal meaning for me as I have experienced exclusively pumping for 8 weeks, severe postpartum depression and psychosis, supplementing with formula due to lack of sleep, and now I have reached my 2 year goal of breastfeeding my youngest. He is no longer traveling with me; I am now a pumping mama while on tour.
Read my story: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5997540
TOUR GOODIESThe #NBFtour Goodie Bag includes some special items from our donors that every nursing mama is sure to love. Partner gifts, exclusively offered for the full length portrait session, will be provided by companies that work exclusively alongside the campaign to provide our #NBFmamas with a "beautifully-bonded breastfeeding experience." From building your milk supply, to babywearing, to motherhood apparel, pampering, and even jewelry made from your own breast milk, we want to make you feel incredibly special for participating in such an important campaign.
You have received this special invitation to collaborate because we love your business services/products! Promotions of companies/products will occur on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please register promptly!
*** These events are WHO Code Compliant and proudly support the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. If your business is not compliant, you can personally sponsor a participant or donate to the tour as a breastfeeding supporter.***
SPONSORS:Sarah Carp, 1st grade Teacher (1)Kristyna Cleek, Studying for IBLCE (1)The Badass Breastfeeder, (2)Greater New Orleans Breastfeeding Awareness Coalition, (1)
PARTNERS:Indigo Willow Breast Milk Jewelry & Keepsakes
DONORS:Sakura BloomBessie's Best Lactation Cookies BooneOakley Breastfeeding Stickers
PROMOTERS:Natural & Holistic Baby ExpoBreastfeeding in Combat BootsMom2Mom Global
More to be announced soon!
HOW TO COLLABORATE
PROMOTERS are simply helping us to spread the word about the #NBFtour through blogging, social media and direct email subscriptions.
DONORS can provide a one-time or a recurring donation to the campaign to use for promotional efforts, like photo session goodies, a giveaway, or a raffle. Although Normalize Breastfeeding is not a 501c3, you can also submit a donation of any amount directly to this tour location via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org - In the notes please specify that your donation is for "City #NBFtour"
PARTNERS offer their products to the campaign at Wholesale Pricing for a maximum of $99 payout for participants who purchase a Full Length Portrait Session. We choose to offer you an EXCLUSIVE partnership, which means we will not accept new partner applications from your competitors without your permission!
SPONSORS can pay participation fees for 1-3 participants or they can Sponsor a City. The group session is $99 per participant with a minimum of 10 participants required to open registration for a city in the US. Travel and Lodging expenses are also the responsibility of the sponsor. Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring an international tour location.
Thank you in advance for choosing to collaborate with us to help normalize breastfeeding here in the United States and beyond! ........
HOW WE PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS
PROMOTERSLogo on our website
DONORSBusiness Listed on our #NBFtour emailsSocial Media Shout Out Across platforms - Keep an Eye Out - We will tag you!
PARTNERSBusiness Listed on our #NBFtour emailsSocial Media Shout Out Across platforms - Keep an Eye Out - We will tag you!Hi-Res Photography (Watermarked) for Giveaway Items
SPONSORSBusiness Listed on our #NBFtour emailsSocial Media Shout Out Across platforms - Keep an Eye Out - We will tag you!Hi-Res Photography (Watermarked) for Giveaway ItemsYour promotional materials, gift certificates, coupons, etc stuffed into our #NBFtour Goodie Bags for participants who register for Mini & Private Sessions
SPONSOR A CITY*Business Listed on our #NBFtour emailsSocial Media Shout Out Across platforms - Keep an Eye Out - We will tag you!Hi-Res Photography (Watermarked) for Giveaway ItemsYour promotional materials, gift certificates, coupons, etc. stuffed into our #NBFtour Goodie Bags for participants who register for Mini & Private SessionsA banner advertisement on the web/blog pages related to the sponsorship
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR PARTICIPANTSScholarships open after the location has been secured (initial payments have been received and travel has been booked). In an effort to photograph a diverse variation of normal regardless of financial boundaries, you can apply for a scholarship based on financial need. At that time, the scholarship application will be open to receive submissions for one week. After the applications have been reviewed, a maximum of 5 applicants will be selected to receive the "Normalize Breastfeeding" group photo scholarship award. The award includes participation and 1 group image:scholarship.normalizebfing.com
Our goal is to offer even more mothers and babies the opportunity to participate in this international tour. Everyday requests are sent to us asking to bring the #NBFtour to different countries. Some of which are very impoverished and unable to pay for this type of service. SPONSORING A CITY can help to take this campaign much father than its organic reach. Consider becoming a sponsor or teaming up with other businesses to do so together!
SESSION LOCATIONSession locations will be announced to the final participants two weeks prior to the session date. Mini sessions will be coupled with the group sessions, or with another mini session. Only private sessions will be at a completely separate location, although the private session does also include the group session.
LOOK BOOK: http://goo.gl/OxxCYN
Breastfeeding Moms Take a Stand...:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/breastfeeding-moms-take-a-stand-with-first-ever-virtual-nurse-in_us_5697da62e4b0b4eb759d7ed7
Aweome Mom launches 'International Day to Normalize Breastfeeding'...:http://elitedaily.com/news/world/mother-launches-international-day-normalize-breastfeeding-photos/1098624/
Mom Creates International Day to Normalize Breastfeeding...: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7688902
Nicole Trunfio is on a mission to Normalize Breastfeeding...:http://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/news/a29067/nicole-trunfio-breastfeeding/
17 Gorgeous Photos Show Breastfeeding...: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/6754638
If these Photos Bother you...:http://www.upworthy.com/if-these-10-photos-bother-you-this-photographer-also-shares-stories-to-help-you-relax-its-normal
10 photos show just how "normal" breastfeeding really is...:http://blogs.babycenter.com/mom_stories/these-10-photos-10312014-show-how-normal-breastfeeding-really-is/
How One Photographer's Journey to...: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5997540
Follow the Normalize Breastfeeding Tour https://www.facebook.com/events/1444268495880636/Join our worldwide support group: groups.normalizebfing.com
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Normalize Breastfeeding (NormalizeBreastfeeding.org) is a photo project provided by Candid Perspective Photography (www.CandidPerspective.com)All text herein Copyright © 2016 Vanessa A. Simmons, Photographer