Never. Ever. Not in a Million years would I have ever posted a photo of a baby with a 'binkie' on anything associated with my 'professional photography' business. I thought it made me look as though I wasn't good enough to get good photos of my client and I had failed the session. Silly me.
Now, being a mom there is really nothing I want more of my personal family photos than for them to tell a story of how we are.
See, I feel like you all hire me to tell your story and capture things how they ARE everyday so when you look back and see the photos you think to yourself "yep, that is her."
One of my most treasured photos of my Layla is a photo of her in her crib, with her binkie, laying in the sun with her blankie and pillow that she adores still to this day. Just laying there, soaking up the rays, just like I found her every morning for so long. Every time I see that photo it takes me back to that time in my life where I loved having a baby who was so content to be alone but just giddy when I would scoop her up out of her crib. A moment well captured and one I will remember each time I look at that photo.