90% of my baby sessions are done with the parent sitting right by the baby’s side. New environment, outfit change, stranger with the camera make most babies anxious during the session. Having a parent sitting next to them is for safety and for comfort. It also helps with a separation anxiety that all babies go through.
When it came to taking birthday pictures of my little one, I decided that the sessions will be all about who she is and our family. So starting with her second birthday, I put together custom birthday sets for her every year. I ask her to open her presents during the photoshoot. I photograph her emotions. This innocent child happiness is so short lived, I want to absorb and keep it all.
I believe that every girl should love the way she looks. I am strongly considering princess mini sessions addition to my offerings! Keep an eye out! I will make it beautiful and there will be a ready to hang print included. It is all about prints, right?
We learned newborn safety, wrapping, angles, and lighting from Ana. I never appreciated how such small camera/light angle adjustments can make such a huge difference in the quality of images. Had a few ‘A-HA’ moments. The props Ana uses are amazing! Furs, felts and texture layers are truly inspirational!
Did you know that for every 8 mamas that cuddle their babies, there is a mama (or dada) who is struggling to conceive, spending money at infertility clinics and taking time off work to destress in hopes that one day, it will happen.
April 21-27, 2019 is recognized as National Infertility Awareness Week by Resolve: National Infertility Association . Above this article is a bucket of hope signifying the faith for those who struggle.
This week is the time for us to remember and to understand that having a baby does not come easy for everyone. Every mama (and daddy) has a story and some of them have taken a longer road to become a parent than others. For some, this road has been paved with loss. For some, it never happens. So my point is remembering this and being sensitive about it is always a good idea.
So many young couples going through this, will be asked the question of WHEN by the randomest strangers! Next time, you see a childless couple in their 30s and you want to ask them about when are they having kids or tell them that they should have kids. Don’t! Having babies is a deeply personal matter.
Please also remember that already having one child, does not mean the second one will come easy. Don’t Pry!
If you know someone who is struggling, support them!
Here are some of resources to look at
If there are any links that I missed, don’t hesitate to send them over. I will add them to this post.
So excited for this promotion!
Get your maternity photo session at 50% OFF when booked together with the Newborn photo session! This is valid for ANY Session! No exclusions! My previous clients can combine this with the Christmas card 'thank you' discount!
Newborn Session Pricing: http://mariyakadar.com/newborn-packages
Maternity Session Pricing:
This offer will expire on May 31! All the bookings must be confirmed and all the deposits to be paid by then to receive the deal! ♥️♥️♥️
I want to say thank you to my family for putting up with me and supporting me and understanding me. They are my motivation!