When I first connected with Chandni of “mominthebay” fame, we hit it off instantly in terms of the creative liberty she gave me to do this shoot. Going with the flow always gives us the best kind of images. Chintan, Chandni and little Raj are absolute family goals and I was really excited to be a part of their precious journey of going from three members to four, very very soon! Hope you like the images below :)
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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.
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.
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
Images from our Mother's Day Contest winner's photoshoot in Delhi