A Photography Journey Through Alec's Bar Mitzvah

April 29, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Welcome to Alec's Bar Mitzvah photography blog, where I invite you to immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of moments captured on this memorable day. From solemn rituals to joyous celebrations, join us as we take a visual journey through the essence of this sacred milestone.

As the anticipation mounted and preparations were underway, I had the privilege of capturing the essence of Alec's journey towards his Bar Mitzvah. From intimate moments of reflection during special private ceremony with family and friends, every snapshot revealed the depth of emotion and dedication invested in this significant occasion.

On the day of the Bar Mitzvah, my lenses were poised to capture every meaningful moment as Alec stepped into the spotlight of tradition and faith. With sensitivity and artistry, I documented the solemnity of the Torah reading, the pride in Alec's eyes as he led the congregation in prayer, and the outpouring of love from family and community.

At the heart of Alec's Bar Mitzvah celebration were the bonds of family, cherished and immortalized through my lens. From tender moments filled with tears shared between parent and child to the laughter and camaraderie of siblings, I skillfully captured the love and connection that formed the foundation of this special day.

Following the ceremony, the festivities kicked into high gear as family and friends gathered to celebrate Alec's achievement. Through candid shots and posed portraits, we documented the exuberance of the dance floor, the heartfelt toasts, and the shared moments of joy that filled the air.

As Alec embarks on the journey of adulthood, I was able to photograph a timeless reminder of his Bar Mitzvah day—a day filled with love, tradition, and the promise of a bright future. Preserved in albums and frames, these images will continue to tell the story of Alec's journey towards spiritual maturity for generations to come.

At Zoilamys Photography, we are honored to have been a part of Alec's Bar Mitzvah journey, capturing the essence of this sacred milestone with sensitivity and artistry. As we bid farewell to this unforgettable day, we invite you to relive the magic through our lens and cherish the memories that will last a lifetime.




"Capturing Your Journey into Parenthood: A Guide to Cherished Birth Photography"

January 08, 2024  •  Leave a Comment



Dear expecting parents,

As you embark on this miraculous journey into parenthood, the anticipation and joy surrounding the upcoming birth of your little one are moments that deserve to be captured and cherished forever. Birth photography is a powerful way to tell the story of this incredible experience, preserving the raw emotions and intimate moments that unfold during the miracle of birth. In this guide, we aim to provide you with insights, tips, and inspiration to ensure that your birth photography experience is as special as the journey itself.

  1. Building Trust and Open Communication: Our first step is to build a foundation of trust and open communication. We want to understand your birth plan, preferences, and any specific moments that hold particular significance to you. Your comfort and confidence in our collaboration are essential as we work together to document this extraordinary chapter in your lives.

  2. Creating a Comfortable Environment: We understand the importance of creating a comfortable environment during the birthing process. Whether you've chosen a hospital, birthing center, or the familiarity of your home, our goal is to seamlessly blend into the background, respecting the space and the expertise of the medical team to ensure a tranquil and stress-free atmosphere.

  3. Respecting Your Privacy: Your privacy is of utmost importance. We approach our work with discretion, using longer lenses and natural light to capture the authenticity of the moment without intruding on the intimate nature of the birthing experience. Our focus is on creating images that reflect the love, support, and connection shared during this transformative time.

  4. Capturing Your Emotions and Reactions: Our primary aim is to capture the genuine emotions and reactions that unfold during the birthing process. From the first cries to the tender moments with your partner, family, and the medical team, we seek to create a visual narrative that beautifully encapsulates the emotional journey of bringing your little one into the world.

  5. Seamless Storytelling: By organizing our shots into sequences, we aim to tell a comprehensive and seamless story of your birth journey. From the initial stages of labor to the first breaths and the precious moments immediately following, our focus is on creating images that will transport you back to this emotionally charged and awe-inspiring day.

  6. Timeless Black and White Imagery: We may suggest incorporating black and white photography to add a timeless and emotive quality to your birth images. This technique emphasizes the emotional impact of the photographs, ensuring that the essence of the moment is preserved without distraction.

  7. Editing with Sensitivity: Our commitment extends to post-processing, where we handle your images with the utmost sensitivity. We aim to enhance the beauty of the moment subtly, focusing on color correction, contrast adjustments, and minimal retouching to preserve the authenticity of your birthing experience.

  8. Respecting Your Wishes: Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. We will always obtain explicit consent for each photograph and adapt our approach based on your preferences and the unfolding circumstances. Your boundaries are respected every step of the way.

Conclusion: As you prepare to welcome your little one into the world, we are honored to be a part of this journey with you. Birth photography is more than just capturing images; it's about preserving the emotions, connections, and the profound love that surrounds the miracle of birth. Our hope is that the images we create will serve as timeless reminders of the incredible journey into parenthood that you are about to embark upon.

With warmth and anticipation,

Zoilamys Photography



When Is the Best Time to Photograph Your Newborn Baby?"

January 03, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Welcome to the enchanting world of parenthood, where every fleeting moment with your newborn feels like a cherished milestone. As you navigate the joys of early parenthood, the desire to immortalize these precious moments through photography naturally arises. In this blog post, we will explore the ideal timing for capturing the adorable essence of your newborn in photographs.

The magic of newborn photography is often found within the first two weeks of your baby's life. During this time, babies are typically more sleepy, curled up, and still accustomed to the fetal position. These factors make it easier to capture those iconic, heartwarming images that highlight the delicate features and innocence of your little one.

To maximize the success of your newborn photoshoot, consider scheduling it during the early mornings or right after a feeding session. Babies tend to be at their sleepiest during these times, making it easier to achieve those serene and peaceful poses that define newborn photography.

Newborns often experience a state of contentment after a satisfying feeding. This "milk-drunk" phase not only leads to a more relaxed and calm baby but also provides an opportunity to capture adorable, content expressions. Seize this time to create endearing images that showcase your baby in a state of bliss.

Within the first two weeks, newborns exhibit a remarkable degree of flexibility, allowing for gentle posing without discomfort. Limbs are more pliable, and babies tend to tolerate being posed in various adorable positions. This flexibility adds an artistic touch to the photographs and captures the fleeting nature of these early days.

Newborns undergo rapid changes, and their tiny details, like fingers, toes, and eyelashes, are especially enchanting in the first few weeks. Highlight these delicate features in your photographs, showcasing the intricate beauty that defines your baby's uniqueness.

In the whirlwind of parenthood, the early weeks with your newborn are a treasure trove of fleeting moments. Capturing these moments through photography not only freezes time but also provides a timeless keepsake for you and your family. Remember to embrace the journey, enjoy every precious moment, and trust in the expertise of a skilled newborn photographer to immortalize the charm of your baby's earliest days.

If you're seeking a professional newborn photographer to preserve the magic of your baby's early days, we invite you to explore our portfolio and schedule a session. Let's work together to create a collection of photographs that will forever encapsulate the essence of your newborn's first moments.

Photographing your newborn is a heartfelt journey that deserves to be approached with care and expertise. By choosing the optimal time, you can ensure that the resulting images become cherished mementos, capturing the innocence and beauty of your baby in their earliest days. Happy photographing!

3 Tips To Taking Amazing Maternity Photos

May 20, 2023  •  Leave a Comment


A maternity photo session is the perfect way to celebrate this huge milestone in your life! You are able to celebrate the joy that comes with bringing a new life into this world. Below are three tips that can help you capture the most amazing maternity photos.


Tip #1: Pamper yourself before the photoshoot

As an expecting mom, you deserve to feel like a true queen during your maternity photo session! How can you achieve this? Pamper yourself before the photo session. Pampering yourself can increase confidence and reduce stress.

Try these pampering services before your photo session:

-Get a manicure & pedicure

-Style and blow out your hair

-Get professional make up done


Tip #2: Find a photographer that fits your personal style and photography taste

Taking beautiful maternity photos yourself is possible but hiring a professional photographer takes your maternity photos to another level. Professional photographers have the experience to pose you adequately, can scout a magical location, and have the expertise to create the most beautiful and timeless moment for you to cherish forever. 



Tip #3: Listen to your photographer 

If you hire a professional maternity photographer it is essential that you listen and trust their professional advice and guidance. They are skilled at lighting, posing, and deliver outstanding final results. Trust the maternity photographer's process and vision. This is why you should spend some time researching your maternity photographer's page and their work. Hire the photographer based on their own work not someone else's work.







3 Reasons To Take Maternity Photos

January 16, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Why Maternity Photos are so important to take!

Being a mom myself I understand that your body completely transforms during the making of your baby. Pregnancy feels like if you are getting attacked by a virus that takes over and does whatever it wants to your body, changing it internally and externally. 

The amount of moms I have come across that say they regret not taking maternity photos is sad. I always encourage all mamas to take photos of this special moment in their lives. 

Once that third trimeter hits, the anxiousness of meeting the love of your life strikes, because in a blink of an eye, the nine months flew by. I encourage all pregnant moms to schedule their photo session between 30-36 weeks, because it is the best time to capture your belly. 

As unsexy as you may feel, scheduling a luxury photoshoot is the best way to pamper yourself one last time before baby arrives. Honestly, the first couple of weeks after baby arrives most mamas are in survival mode. Learning how to take care of a tiny human that can't tell you what it wants or needs is incredibly difficult. The last thing on your mind will be your physical appearance, let alone capturing it during a photoshoot. So, scheduling this last moment for yourself is crucial!

Not to mention, the luxury photoshoot is another great opportunity to bond with your partner since it may be the last time being able to capture a memory of just the two of you, alone. Often times your partner may not express it but they could feel excluded because all the attention goes to the mama, as it should. However, this is also a great moment to make your partner feel that they are an important part of the parenthood journey. 

Lastly, as I mentioned before, regretting the opportunity to take your maternity photoshoot is an awful feeling! Creating your tiny human is an unmeasurable accomplishment! Wouldn't you want this moment captured to last a lifetime? Take the photos mama!





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