Kiana's 10 Month Shoot

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Kiana's 10 Month Shoot

Lil K's mommy won the Peek-a-boo patterns Children's Day contest in November and we got really lucky to have her grace our new studio for a  shoot! Full of mischief in those beautiful eyes, lil miss K is a little queen of Mommy and Daddy's heart as you may see below.

We hope you like the images as much as we enjoyed capturing her through her sitter phase. 

 

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Mayana's 9th month Sitter session

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Mayana's 9th month Sitter session

Lil M traveled from Mysore to Bangalore for her sitter session with her awesome parents! Little did I know I'd be making a sweet new friend in a matter of seconds into the shoot. I don't want to say too much because the images show it all.


It was amazing to see her parents just have a simple conversation with her to elicit those smiles! 


Sitter sessions are best done when your little one has just learnt to sit independently  (typically 8 months+). They can be done either indoors or outdoors or a combination of both.

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Pooja + Mahaveer's Maternity Portrait

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Pooja + Mahaveer's Maternity Portrait

It's so refreshing for a photographer when expecting parents come all planned and prepared to see their dream Maternity portrait executed. Pooja came forth with a whole bunch of ideas and requests for her maternity portrait shot at Cubbon park very recently. It was so sweet to see both parents completely involved in the whole process! Here's a glimpse into her portrait shoot shot in Bangalore recently.

 

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Newborn Photography - To do or not to do

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Newborn Photography - To do or not to do

Mums ask me if it is safe to do a photoshoot...

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Swathi's Outdoor Maternity Portrait

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Swathi's Outdoor Maternity Portrait

If you ever want to see a supermodel's maternity portrait, well, here's one :)!
 

Swathi and her husband came to Bangalore, all the way from Mysore for her Maternity Photoshoot. It goes without saying that she looked absolutely stunning in the portrait session. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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London: Mayra's Pre-Birthday shoot

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London: Mayra's Pre-Birthday shoot

On my recent trip to London, I had the absolute pleasure to meet lil Mayra and her parents for her pre-birthday shoot!

Mommy Y chose Regent's Park for the shoot which was gorgeous, especially during a warm summer evening with rose gardens everywhere and ducks strolling the banks hoping we feed them.

Mayra was just learning to walk and was extremely excited with the open spaces making this shoot all about movement and quick captures. The most beautiful part about capturing toddlers are that we can do so much with their ability to walk with support, their countless expressions and reactions to situations. This gorgeous family was an absolute breeze to capture with curious lil M discovering everything around her :)

Hope you enjoy the images below!

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 Maternity session with pets!

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Maternity session with pets!

When mommy S emailed me for a shoot, she didn't mention her adorable pets at first. Only closer to the date did I know that she has two adorable shitzus. Now I don't have the same amount of experience with pets as I do with babies but little did I realise they're the same as little toddlers who want to be around their parents at most times. 

I very boldly suggested that we split the shoot with expecting mom + dad first, and then include her pets. And as most pet owners would already know, they refused to keep any distance. They would wander and find a comfortable spot in every frame of mine. All I had to do was adapt, get their attention too and voila! Every image was personalised beautifully :) What made this a whole lot easier was that this couple was extremely comfortable in front of the camera, making up for all the magic ingredients these image contain :)

As expected, every image had multiple subjects bringing so much life to them and of course, Love! The more shoots I do with pets, the more I want them in my frame. They're crazy, unpredictable and absolutely adorable just like my babies!!  

What excites me more is when her baby Boy is all grown up and is interacting with her pets - now that's gonna be a whole lotta love to deal with.

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The boys in da hood!

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The boys in da hood!

I reached out to Mommies C + A, having worked with them before, to lend me their babies for a shoot! They are babies no more, but walking, talking smart little toddlers who were my stars for the day. I just wanted to capture the innocent interactions between two  boys meeting for the second time (First time doesn't count cos they were one year old then). 

When the mommies met, each one picked up the other mom's child, so the boys disliked each other instantly. However, when we began the shoot, we kept placing them together in the same frame and slowly each one took the initiative to make peace. The images below are more than just heart-warming. Its adorable how they reacted to the various factors such location, plants around them, their outfits (which were coincidentally matching!!!!) and my call-outs. 

I'm always doing Model-calls for experimental shoots and if you want to lend me your baby for a day, pleaseeee drop us an email at ms@amritasamant.com with your mini's images. And pretty please, give us time to get back to you!

 

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Avyaan's 1st Birthday

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Avyaan's 1st Birthday

I consider myself lucky to meet this little cutie. Having met his parents from their Baby shower and Maternity Shoot days, I was waiting to see him until we did his 6th month shoot! A complete natural in front of the camera, this cutie patootie looks right into my lens and smiles effortlessly. At 12 months, this only got better!

K + G hosted a car-themed birthday party for Avyaan's 1st and he was the friendliest host being carried around and kissed by all his guests without any fusses! 
Hope you like the images below!


For Birthday party bookings, contact ms@amritasamant.com or simply contact us HERE

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Greshma + Shreyas's maternity shoot

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Greshma + Shreyas's maternity shoot

Greshma is a true natural in front of the camera! I really don't have much to say but to show you the gorgeous and fun images we spun out of their shoot. The two wouldn't stop giggling like romantic teenagers throughout which made the experience a little more special for them.

 

Shoot location: Cubbon park, Bangalore

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Twin toddlers and a gorgeous Location

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Twin toddlers and a gorgeous Location

When Ranjith and Priya reached out to me for their twins' shoot, I went over and met them to see the kids and plan the shoot out. I must say that she is the most chilled out mom (to twins) I had met in a while. She made the job of raising twins seem so easy and with experience, I knew it wasn't! And then I realised, she's just a supermom in disguise and someone I wanted to be like when I have kids!

 

The two teletubbies were a breeze to work with because we did the right things at their age. Being toddlers, they don't like being carried too much, so we completed all the family portraits at the beginning and then we put them down to run around and explore the resort! All my poses were centred around 'fun'. It would have to be around a playful action so the kids naturally enjoyed it and there were no forceful smiles. Towards the end, P + R were a little tired and so were the kids, so we got them to sit down and eat (which is where you will see them seated, smiling and posing for the camera with so much ease). 

Toddlers are just so much fun to capture if you ensure they have a good time and you work around their needs! If you don't, well, you better know how to handle toddler tantrums ;)

Location: Taj Fisherman's Cove, Chennai

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Mythri's 6 month milestone

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Mythri's 6 month milestone

This dimpled baby had me at one smile! Yep, that's all it took! <3
It's all about the timing with them! 6months is a pretty tricky age to capture if you don't understand what a baby likes/dislikes.

 

Luckily for us, M here was pretty clear she wanted a good shoot done. Just plain ol' conversation was enough to make her smile, laugh and jump with excitement! 

She clearly told us she didn't enjoy tummy time as she crossed that phase a week or two ago. She was now raising herself up on all fours as seen in the image below. I loooove how babies have such clear communication!

Here's to M's second half being cute-r, naughtier and happier than ever!

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