Say “Thank You” to Your Mom. It Will Cost You Nothing.

Meera and Arjun: Proposal and Engagement Sessions (Destination Wedding Photography Oddysey, Part 1)
March 17, 2012
David Orr
January 26, 2013

Our dear mothers, moms, mamas, mammies, mamis… our only, our heroes who give up an immeasurable amount of life and sacrifice for us… With the upcoming Mother’s Day, I am thrilled to announce a very, very special treat to my existing clients. In fact, I have never offered anything like this before…

As a sign of appreciation of your trust and support to me, but more importantly, of your love for your mothers and my respect for them, I want to give your mothers a genuine gift, a true gift of a free portrait to reflect the warmth and dedication in their eyes. As simple as this, with no catch or purchase required. My dear friends, allow me to introduce Mama’s Love event on Saturday, May 5, 2012 (updated). Your mother comes, I photograph her, then post-process and give her a free 8×12 printed portrait. Pass your mother a gift of professional photography for the Mother’s Day and portray her kindness and beauty!

I expect an overwhelming interest in this free event so in the interests of space and time, I need to put a few rules into effect:

  • This is a client appreciation campaign so the offer can only be extended to Zorz Studios’ clients who paid for my photography service in the past or booked me for a paid upcoming event/assignment.
  • This is dedicated and intended for clients’ mothers who may or may not have been given my attention yet. If you are a client and a mother, I can photograph you another day as a regular session. Show your love to your mother and send her or bring her with you! Anyone can be in the photograph, up to five persons, as long as client’s mother is there.
  • The event will be offered only for one day, on Saturday, May 5, 2012 (updated), at Zorz Studios’ Manhattan location.
  • Only a limited number of 10 sessions can be handled properly, each about 15 minutes long. Time slots will be assigned to the first 10 inquiries. Requests must be emailed to studio’s email (not sent via Facebook, SMS, or other means). Once the limit is reached, the list will be closed but a waiting list will hold several more names in the event of cancellations.

This special event is warmly dedicated to my own mom, Zagya Hafizova, who lives across the ocean. I hope that the spirit of gratitude, kind words, and joy flowing on that photo session day will somehow get funneled and transmitted to her, single mom who went through a great deal of mishap and deprivation when raising me, young woman who worked two jobs almost around the clock while going to school and graduating as a Chemical Engineer and becoming a scientist, who was strict and tender in teaching me the values of life, and who just loves me too much.

I thank you and all women who gave us life.

UPDATE 04/28/12: Due to the NYC Bike Tour on Sunday, 05/06/12, and the closure of many streets and bridges, the event has been rescheduled to Saturday, 05/05/12.

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.


  1. stella yukhan says:

    Hi. As usual jumping in will read details after :))

  2. Zagya says:

    Oh, my sonny! I’ve loved you since the day you were born and whatever happens I’ll always be loving you. Thank you for your kind thoughts of me. Thanks to you I could overcome all of those difficulties, even more I’m proud to respond to you in English, as you know I started learning English at 50. I’m happy to be your mom, I appreciate your kindness, love you too much, once again thank you, my sonny.

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