Irrespective of the social strata, the joy of capturing & cherishing your baby’s early childhood is priceless. In a dynamic lifestyle today, young parents are elated to invest in memories they can treasure for a lifetime. Props for the indoor & outdoor shoot, theme based décor, premium clothing, 1st birthday cake smash are things most parents are happily willing to spend for the dearest child. This is my experience of Baby Photography and Maternity Shoot.
Baby photography requires tremendous patience & perseverance. Factoring in their eating & sleeping schedules, as a photographer you have to be proactive capturing the right moment & expressions. From little giggles to big yawns, a child’s mood-centric shots are soul-stirring. Babies are so innocent & natural. They do not fuss about their looks & attire. A toddler if full of unending enthusiasm. Only a good photographer knows how to capture not just images but emotions & moods.
Many parents love to capture their baby’s 1st year progressing every month, as they grow up. From being swaddled like a cocoon & turning on either sides to crawling & walking, the album expresses an intimate relationship between a mother, father & their little angel.
When you have a look at these photo albums, you definitely wish to get one too. And I was no exception. I happened to see one of my friend’s timeline with her 2 month old baby wrapped in a soft blanket in a small basket with a teddy beside. “Beautiful!” was an understatement. I had the decided to get one for my baby as well. When the time was right & the stars were aligned, the hunt for a good baby photographer began.
But “who?” was the question. So, I Googled “ best baby photographers in Chennai”. I obviously wanted one of the best for my little one. So I chose one of the top 10 rated photographers on Google. I stumbled upon “Jaysfotography” by Jayashree. With an initial synergetic conversation, Jayashree took us through the agenda of the shoot. You can choose from different themes that you would like to explore. Some of them include balloons, soft toys, Tiger romper, Fruits in a basket, Close-up shots (like eyes, hands & feet), name, bubbles, D.O.B. etc. You can choose to shoot indoors or outdoors. I chose to shoot indoor. An indoor shoot is advisable for infants & toddlers as we have to consider convenience & hygiene factors. Also, since the child can relate to it’s favorite toys at home, he or she can evoke similar reactions which can be beautifully captured on a high definition camera.
Something about Jayashree - She is a self-taught photographer who decided to do a professional creative shoot for her son who was 6 months old in 2011. She hired a photographer and was really disappointed with the outcome of the shoot as it lacked creativity. That was the “Eureka” moment and she decided to fill this void and convert her passion into profession to start a lucrative art, “JaysFotography”. Opening a window to a genre of photography which is gaining grounds in India, she is the one of the best in Chennai who has specialized in new-born Baby Photography and Maternity Shoot.
Jayashree with her Camera and Me :)
My family was thrilled & over-joyed seeing the little princess dressed like a doll enjoying every moment with her toys and balloons around. Every image in the gallery above was shot at her studio on ECR. We hope our child enjoys & appreciates it as much as we do, few years later. We had a great experience & look forward to another shoot soon. This one probably OUTDOORS :)
A doting mom to an angel, Social Media Specialist & Professional Blogger. She loves to share her thoughts with other parents in the same turbulent boat. She absolutely loves & adores her family & is learning to strike a good work-life balance. When she is not writing, cooking or busy taking care of her toddler, she probably is dancing to some good desi music!