Babies are little just once.
The moment that we live in…is just once.
For me, my clients are special. Very special, all of them. And thats how I like to treat them.
Every single client that decides to pick up the phone and call me is treated the same way. I like to sit down with them, know their story, their vision from their session and what legacy they wish to preserve in their photos.
A photograph is not just a paper, its moments captured right , a fleeting moment that will become a memory in seconds.
Newborns are my favorite because the new parents have gone through so much to bring these little souls into this world.
I feel , knowing their story will not only help me understand them better, connect with them but also create something unique , one of a kind baby photos for them. After all their baby is so unique and loved.
Here is a session I will cherish for a very long time because the beginnings reconnected me to the journey that speaks to the soul.
To my amazing clients… Thank u for trusting me , for the love and for letting me be part of your journey.
See more amazing Maternity & Newborn photos HERE.
Why do you need to brand yourself?
As @brilliant.lui says “Marketing is the equivalent of asking someone on a date. Branding is the reason they say yes.”
You face is the face of your company. Your face is the face of your talent and experience. Your face is the reason your brand exists, to serve and to help.
Your face is the “show and tell”. It is the reason people hire you for a job.
The reason people trust you.
So the question is : Why not put your best face forward?
Photographing babies in their truest form.
“Let me love you a little more before you’re not little anymore.”
Becoming parents is a huge milestone for every couple, especially when it is your first time.
You want the best for your child. You want to give them the world of happiness and keep them safe. The emotion is strong and your nest is finally complete.
Most common questions I get asked by the new parents is when is the right age to get your newborn baby photographed?
Ideally I suggest shopping for your photographer should start fairly early. Sometime in the your second/third trimester , start looking for the newborn photographers near your area. See their styles and match to yours.
If you decide to create memories of this journey I highly recommend a maternity session as well. It is a milestone and no matter how you feel about your body at that stage, it doesn’t last forever. The maternal glow demands you create beautiful photos of you and your partner enjoying this little life happening inside you.
Ideally the maternity session can be done anytime between 32-36 weeks but it varies per individual situation as well.
It is of utmost importance you identify the right person who will be photographing your precious baby. Safety and hygiene are highest in priority.
Once you have decided on the photographer who will be creating memories for you, talk to them to create your vision. Show them your nursery colors so you have beautiful wall art for the baby room.
Check out their exclusive products and match them to your home.
Call your photographer when you head out to your delivery room so they can get you on their calendar asap. The best age to photograph newborn is between 6-14 days.
A good photographer will take the time to explain and walk you through the whole process. Share your story with them to help them create some amazing memories for you.
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Motherhood… A journey, An adventure like none other.
Motherhood… A journey like none other. Often compared to the Jurassic ride where you experience a range of emotions from love, want & need to stress, responsibility & worry.
Once you become a mother , the mind never rests and we as moms always worry even when we let kids do their share of mistakes.
But with motherhood comes so many changes …
A woman’s body changes. It supports a new life , pumping blood and hormones inside as it creating a new body inside.
Maternity sessions are very close to my heart. They not only give me a chance to connect with women on a personal level but also understand their story. This is that story that makes my sessions so very unique.
Today I want to share about a maternity session I did recently for a client.
This beautiful lady is very special to me. I have known her for some time now and when she trusted me with her maternity and newborn session, I knew I had to create something amazing for her.
I think she looks like a DIVA, a goddess in her element. Don’t you think?
If motherhood had to be put into a picture, it would be this. Happiness, Glow, Love, Confidence and Passion.
More than once I have been asked how I relax my clients for their sessions. And the answer lies in trust and connection. When a client walks into your studio as a client but walks out as a friend , gives you a big hug and shares an honest smile.. you know you did your job well.
And for the mothers , this Mother’s Day, trust someone to create something amazing for you. Chocolates and flowers are only short lived. Spend quality time with your loved ones and don’t shy away from the camera this Mother’s Day. These photographs will be the legacy you hand down to your generations to come. Give them a chance to know you via photographs and trust a professional to make your unique story on paper and ink.
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all those who care about someone as a mother. It’s not just about giving birth, it’s about loving someone unconditionally with all your heart.
Essence of Motherhood starts and ends with LOVE.
What is WPPI??
WPPI refers to Wedding and Portrait Photography International. It is a competition, a workshop, a conference and a platform to bring artists together from all around the globe. It is a place where artists alike meet and learn from the masters of photography, share ideas and strengthen their tribe.
The more I found out about WPPI the more I wanted to be there… to be inspired and to experience the magic of ART.
So I gathered courage this year and submitted my art into the competition and that felt like putting your heart and soul out there for people to see and critique.
I am so glad I took the steps to make it here to WPPI this year. I sat through countless hours of judging sessions , watched various categories being evaluated and ranked. And I can confidently claim that I will NEVER be able to look at the photographs the same way.
This being a print competition, each art piece needs to be in the perfect format for submission. And this being my first time I learned so much about how the quality of paper or matting of the art piece can make or break the impact of your art piece.
The print can show every single detail of your photograph. It can show flaws, beauty and every pixel that your image is made of. I have learned so much in these two days just watching the judges critique art. Every critique is worth a million that will help me grow as an artist.
I am so proud to announce that one of my photographs was awarded the “Honors of Excellence Silver Distinction Award“.
It is a HUGE honor to be able to sit amongst these amazingly talented photographers and be able to showcase your work and share the wall with them. My work proudly hangs on the gallery wall here at WPPI among the super talented artists and it is such a humbling feeling.
WPPI…you that bag of chips I would love to come again and enjoy because one is never enough.
This is my Award winning Image.
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Let’s face it, Genuine Smiles are hard to capture
You hit the jackpot at the right moment.
Do you remember watching Chandler from friends? Honest to God, it makes me laugh out loud every single time I watch the episode when Chandler smiles to the camera.
I have a “Chandler Smile” case at my home. My son dislikes getting photographed as much as my daughter loves being photographed. Every single time I get all weird expressions when he is asked to smile. I have also had a lot of camera shy clients facing my camera.
So believe it not, it is a genuine problem:).
So how do I handle it as a photographer? Well my clients know me decently well before the session. The magic of knowing your clients during their pre-consultation session, constant contact with them and by the time they are facing my camera , I am no longer a stranger. Letting them breathe in and close their eyes , talking to them always helps reduce the discomfort of the camera. Crack a joke, say something silly even if its at your expense but that gets the people to smile for real.
But that doesn’t really solve our problem because my son still has the Chandler smile while posing for me and I like to think he knows me well. :).
Well the only solution to getting the honest , genuine smiles from camera conscious people is to catch them during candid moments.
Keep you camera handy and at arm’s reach. If you are clicking your child, involve your partner into distracting the child. Do something they aren’t expecting and watch them smile and laugh. It’s not posed yet planned that brings out the best candids.