Free Mother’s Day Portraits in Poconos

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Mama’s Love annual event is finally back, in its seventh iteration. This year, I am treating my clients and friends to free Mother’s Day portraits in Poconos. Plus, I also invite all my neighbors to enjoy an 80% discount! Neither client nor neighbor, but a mom? Come, anyway!


Free Mother’s Day portraits annual event was conducted in 2012-2017 in NYC. I opened Zorz Studios branch in Poconos in 2018, but the following few years were so hectic that I skipped the event. Then the lockdown hit. It is time to revive this sweet experience. As I continue to meet people around my new community, let me start with free Mother’s Day portraits in Poconos, in my new Dingmans Ferry, PA studio branch. After that, I will alternate this event between the two locations.

Give your mom a gift of professional photography for the Mother’s Day and portray her kindness and beauty!

WHEN: The free Mother’s Day portraits event will take place on Sunday, May 9, 2021.

FOR WHOM: Moms, moms, moms! Send your mom or bring her along with you. If you’re a mother, come and bring your kids. The event is about mothers so moms have to be in all shots, in any groupings up to 5 people.

The idea of free Mother’s Day portraits in Poconos is as simple as a hug: your mother comes, I photograph her, retouch and prepare one free 8×12 printed portrait available for free pickup or delivered for a shipping fee.

Please note, the prints are not free for everyone. The blog cover image specifies the qualification and here it is in more detail. Kindly review the following three categories closely.

Clients and Friends

This campaign goes back to a customer appreciation event so the free offer extends to all Zorz Studios’ clients whose portraits I photographed or am booked to. Clients from all NY/NJ/PA/CT locations and occasions qualify, including free Poconos projects like Porch Portraits, Halloween Portraits, Pike County Boudoir Photoshoot Raffle, and Grads Car Parade. If you and I worked or are working on a shoot, you’re my client and qualify!

The past three years of living in the Wild Acres community of Dingmans Ferry, PA brought about a fair share of new treasured friendships, those that led to helping each other in need, meeting and chatting for hours, eating together, visiting, having kid playdates, etc. I want to show my appreciation to such friends in the same way. (Sorry, becoming Facebook “friend” is not there yet 🙂 )


If you live in Wild Acres but we haven’t got to work together, or become friends yet, I’d like to do something good for you, too. Let me take 80% off and give your mom (or you as a mom) that free photo session and a printed 8×12 portrait for just $9, available for free pickup or delivered for a shipping fee. Because I want to give priority to my actual neighbors, bring a utility bill or driver’s license—any proof of local address—and we’re in business! Otherwise, we still have an affordable option left.


If you aren’t my client and live outside of Wild Acres, I’ll be happy to offer the same free mini-session to you, retouch your favorite image, and print it on 8×12 for $49. Whether you live in nearby communities or visit Poconos that day, stop by!


The session itself is free for all. Prints will be available for free pickup. Delivery is available for S&H fee of $10. You may also order all images in high resolution for a separate fee. Payment, if any, will be collected in cash on the spot. Here’s a summary:

COVID-19 Safety

For safety reasons, only one family at a time can be allowed in the studio. We will disinfect the shooting area between the sessions and provide a hand sanitizer. Importantly, studio staff (my wife will help occasionally) will wear masks throughout the event.

Scheduling Your Shoot

I’m not sure about the demand for these free Mother’s Day portraits in Poconos yet, so I’ll allocate plenty of spots just in case. Each session is 20 minutes long, of which about 10 will be for actual posing and shooting. If the day gets packed, we’ll be moving in and out quickly to avoid crowding. If not, we’ll have time to chat around your shoot!

To keep things fair and in order, every participant/group will be attended to strictly at a designated time slot. To schedule your time slot, please use the online appointment tool below. If you need to reschedule, use the link emailed to you after booking, please. Waiting area is outdoors by the covered entrance with a pleasant lake view. The parking area is also ample, or wait by the playground (play, too!)

The event is scheduled for Sunday, May 9, 2021 only. Please pick this date carefully in the calendar below — IT IS NOT SELECTED BY DEFAULT.

Show your love to your mom with a treasured artistic Mother’s Day gift idea which will cost you nothing! I’m looking forward to hearing from you and thank you and all women who gave us life.

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UPDATE 05/05/21: We have over 25 signed up families! That’s some 75-100 people to see smiling in front of my camera that day! It’s going to be hectically fun, I’m sure! 🙂

Half of them are clients and close friends, about the other half are my community neighbors, plus a few new people living elsewhere or visiting Poconos for the Mother’s Day weekend.

An email with all details was sent to everyone this morning. Here’s the background from the Old Masters series that I’m going to use, mentioned in that email. See you soon!

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.


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