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Cuatro+: Whimsical Family Maternity Session

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Pregnancy photography often solely focuses on the expecting mom but this family maternity session gave a whimsical way to welcome the arriving fifth member.

Please welcome back one of my Bohemian families (no, not the medieval warrior’s one—I’ve already worked with them recently). True to the family bonding concept demonstrated last time, Crystal asked me to do her family maternity session but not in a conventional way, regardless of how beautiful those can get.

After some discussion, our goal became a domesticated take on a modern family because well, the old school fell out of fashion for modern families, and—get this—became rare again, ha! This is how you can become “original” nowadays, too. For example, I pulled off a satirical scene involving a beer-belly smoked-fish waiving and howling fella watching belly as a TV tube but this time wasn’t as bizarre, yet not less domesticated. Looking at you, vacuum cleaner and wire-hanging drying clothes!

Mom looks like a model who can wear the double hat as mother and celebrity. She is the picture of a modern mom who takes care of her family as well as her looks. Dad is not a hunk but his looks could pass as an actor with his handsome profile and build. He is a good father as he takes care and watches over the kids. The little girl exudes the innocence that is fast fleeting these days; she might be the supermodel to reckon with in the future. The toddler is like a cute jewelry completing the quartet.

As photo shoot models, the children consider the activities more like a game so it is essential to “play the shoot” with them. This usually helps them look comfortable with no complaints about making all those poses. However, while the little princess uttered no complaint about the tasks, the toddler fared acceptably for an “inexperienced model”. The abnormally hot sun for a September day was just too much for him. The ball game we planned did not really pan out… But—once we got inside, he was like that sun that kept smiling and giving energy to all around him. And their parents make a lovely couple as if posing for their pre-nuptial shots.

You can see the divided interest in love shown by the kids as they held each other tightly just like their parents did. Allure is an understatement when describing this family maternity session; it brings out the true essence of family bonding and care. And what a whimsical welcome message for the arriving baby: we play, work, and love hard!

Aside from a perfect reason for a photo shoot, family bonding activities can help create close relationship among members of the family. They do not need to take an extensive time, spend a ton of money, or involve a long preparation. Bonding can be quick and simple. There are plenty that can be done in the comfort of your home. Find sites online that can give you ideas to use for your family bonding activities. You can try this: http://family.lovetoknow.com/family-activities/family-bonding-activities

This family maternity session was a delightful success, and I wish to experience such a beautiful family again. To preserve happy moments with your family in a fun and clever way, contact me soon!

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Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov is a creative director and lead photographer of Zorz Studios, Manhattan-based boutique photography studio, offering arousing and daring fashion, commercial, beauty, and wedding photography. Multiple Fearless Photographer™ award winner, named among the top 50 US wedding photographers, top 10 NY wedding photographers, winner of Adobe contests, featured by Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle et al, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week photographer, and a distinguished member of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style‘s Platinum List, he is eager to step out of his and willing clients' comfort zone to pursue original artwork with a lasting impression.