First of all, thank you so much for finding your way to me. Whether you have found me through a friend recommendation, social media or online search, I am so happy you are here and looking forward to connecting with you.
This guide is here to help you find out a bit more about me and the way I shoot and if after reading it you think this is the experience for you and your family, I am looking forward to working together!
I am Lidiya and I am beyond excited that you are here and would like to know more about my work and sessions!
I am drawn to quiet moments, gentle touch and beautiful details. I see them and I feel them. They tell stories that I love to capture. My own life is far from quiet and probably this is why these moments inspire me. I have two beautiful, searching and growing kids and our daily life is as chaotic as can be. However, there are always those special moments that make you forget the daily struggles and fill your heart with immense joy and gratitude. I take photos of mine and I would be honoured to capture yours too.
As a lifestyle photographer, I aim to capture authentic moments and connection. To achieve this, I guide rather than pose. I will give you prompts to get you started and then I will observe and document the story that unfolds. All I will ask from you will be to allow yourself to be just that - yourself. Don’t be afraid to love on your babies and your partner and show them how much they mean to you. They will respond in a beautiful way and I will be there to capture it all. Don’t worry about anything and just focus on the moments that matter. I will ask you to squeeze in close and talk, walk and hold hands and very soon the awkward feeling of being in front of the camera will vanish. I will probably ask you to look at me only once or twice during the whole session. Do it, let’s capture those smiles and then go back to the cuddles, tickles and whispers as they are what really matters.
Last but not least, create and enjoy your own moments and avoid picturing your session based on a list of Pinterest poses. Every family is unique and so is their story and session. I would love to capture yours.
The only time I will ask you to consult Pinterest is when deciding on your outfits for the session. Because a good and educated choice of outfits can go a long way.
To help you find ideas and a starting point, I have listed below some tips to consider:
Stick with light, pale and natural colours. Stay away from fluorescent and really bright colours that would not only steal the attention but also throw colour casts on the faces. Avoid super matchy outfits, everyone wearing the same colour or shades of the same colour. The days of blue jeans and white shirts was long gone. Instead, select colours that compliment each other and match the location.
Layer your clothing and jewelry to add depth and texture - think hats, scarves, vests, suspenders, belts. They add interest and variety to the gallery.
Be comfortable - steer clear of high heels and tight clothing. If you feel comfortable, you will look comfortable and vise versa.
Flowy dresses work beautifully not only with mums but also with little girls. They can help us achieve movement and will allow you to play with them and keep the shots more interesting.
Plain v-neck t-shirts are always a good choice for men and boys.
Stay timeless by avoiding logos and branding.
BOOKING YOUR SESSION
If what you have read so far resonates with you and meets your idea of a relaxed and authentic photo session, let’s book it and get busy planning!
To secure a session with me, I require a deposit of 600 AED which is deducted from the session fee due at the time we meet.
NEWBORN | MATERNITY | FRESH 48 | FAMILY
THE DIGITAL COLLECTION
50+ edited digital files
online gallery TO DOWNLOAD YOUR high resolution FILES
CUSTOM MOBILE APP WITH SELECTED IMAGES
beautiful slideshow TO ENJOY AND SHARE
THE NEWBORN PACKAGE | maternity and newborn
two online galleries of 50+ edited digital files each
two CUSTOM MOBILE APPs WITH SELECTED IMAGES
two beautiful slideshows TO ENJOY AND SHARE
*You can add a Fresh 48 session to The Newborn Package for 1,200 AED.