Making you feel comfortable and confident is what matters most to me
BECAUSE, MOM-TO-MOM, I KNOW IT ISN'T ALWAYS EASY
get to know your
VANCOUVER NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER
I’m more than happy to be a goofball if that’s what it takes to help you and your family relax during your in home family photography session.
But usually, it looks and sounds more like this:
You hold your baby. I ask you to reflect on your relationship, your pregnancy, your journey, and your feelings. There’s so little time, when you’re the parent of a newborn, to really take a breath and think about how far you’ve come.
Sometimes, the feelings that come up are complicated. As a parent of two, I get that. Whatever you’re experiencing — grief or love or both or some swirling concoction of anxiety and amazement — is completely okay to feel in front of my lens.
(And it’ll make for spectacular photos.)
“My husband and I were so happy we decided to do in-home maternity photos with Mel. We're both a little camera shy but she made us feel so comfortable and the results were stunning.”// Meghan, Port Coquitlam
MELIZA, A VANCOUVER FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER
my "why" and why your kids will thank you
I was raised by a single mother who was almost never in any family photos - I remember seeing her in the reflection of some glass when flipping through a family album. It was funny at the time. I have less than a handful of family portraits with my mom in them from when I was a child.
When I had kids of my own I realized how many beautiful memories I was capturing for my husband (lucky guy!) and how many I was simply left out of. It made me sad - I didn't only want to be in the reflection of some random piece of glass in a portrait. I wanted to be WITH my kids doing what we love to do - snuggling, tickling and playing.
Moms are often the ones documenting the days and I want to be the one to document your days for you.
Getting to meet families like yours and give your kids memories from when they were little (memories with you in them) is what drives me.
Give your kids the gift of portraits with you in them. They'll thank you - promise.
(I do, too)