I love pictures. I always like the feeling of looking back to old photos and reminiscing the past, especially the good ones! I also love how the technology evolved in the past years. When I was still a child, we are mostly anxious when using the traditional camera because the film shots are limited. But now, we should give thanks to digital age. We can already shoot a thousand photos and keep them in our storage devices. If it’s blurry, we can just delete it and take another shot. Unlike before, every shot must be picture perfect so as not to waste the film. Oh, those days… Hihi
My love for taking snapshots grew, even more, when I gave birth to my son, Gabriel. I wanted to capture every smile, every laugh and every milestone he will achieve. I even got myself a 2nd hand smartphone that takes photos as fast as possible (some phones have delays in capturing photos) so I am sure that I am documenting my son’s life as much as possible through photos.
My first born is about to turn 1 year old in less than a month from now. Though I am not emotionally ready for it, I have to swallow in the truth that I will be having a toddler soon enough than I have thought. He’s even so playful and malikot already!
As I have originally planned, I searched for businesses that offer Baby and Family Portrait Photography Services. I want Gabriel to have his pre-birthday shoot and I also want us to have our first ever formal family photo that is worth hanging on the walls of our humble home. As much as I love pictures, I am a no pro when it comes to taking snapshots of it. I have to avail a professional service so we can have great photos!
Good thing, I chance upon a comment thread in one of the mommy support groups in Facebook wherein a mommy is recommending iBaby Photography in Parañaque for professional Photography Services. I immediately searched them on Facebook and saw beautifully captured photos of cute little babies! Aside from Baby Photography, they also specialize in Family Portraits so I availed their iLike Package that includes both.
iBaby Photography is a business of two mothers who are also the photographers. I was like – “wow! It’s great to have met two super woMOMs here!”. I really admire their perseverance in growing their humble business, which turns out to be their hobby-siness (hobby plus business). Another wow factor for me. I like meeting people who pursue their dreams and earn money out of it. It’s like never having to work a day in their lives because they simply love what they are doing! I wish I can also do the same. Maybe soon! Hihi
Anyway… On the day of the pictorial session, we went to their home studio because I don’t want an outdoor shoot in this kind of blazing hot weather. Good thing, their home studio is just nearby our home and we didn’t have a hard time going to their place.
Come the pictorial session time… I didn’t know that it will be that hard to have a baby pictorial! Now I know why some Baby Photography Services are costly. I thought it was just a snap and print session. But NO. I, together with the two Mommy photographers, were making this silly pabebe voices and I almost have danced just to make Gabriel laugh or smile. He’s even irritable at first as he might not be used to the place and people he was seeing. He wouldn’t let go of me even though there are teddy bears and toys around him. Boy, it really was very hard! Have I known it, I should’ve eaten a lot of meal before the appointment because I feel drained right after our pictorial! I have almost lost my patience. We only have a limited time in the studio and Gabriel was not that cooperative. It’s not how I pictured it in my mind. But Mommy Brenda and Mommy Nica were very, very patient! Well, I guess they are really professional baby photographers as they are used to handling situations like this. 🙂 Kudos to them! (It somehow comforted me that Gabriel’s attitude on the day of the shoot is even better than the other babies. Some were even fuzzy ALL THE TIME of the pictorial. Whew!)
In spite of Gabriel’s not so good mood, they were able to take very nice angles and snapshots of him. When I received the 1st 10 photos of my baby and the 3 of us, I felt kilig and once again, very much in love! My son is also very adorable in his solo sessions!
I chose the Bear Theme for my Gabriel. He is sooooo cute here!! And here’s another one:
And for the family portrait, we chose the Formal Theme.
Those are just some of our photos taken last April 10. It is a really nice experience and pictorial with the iBaby team. They are nice and accommodating even at the time that we are exchanging Facebook messages and emails for my inquiries.
If you are a Mommy who is also planning to have a baby photo shoot, maternity shoot, a family pictorial or an event photo coverage (for birthdays or baptism celebrations), I highly recommend iBaby Photography. They have several packages to offer which includes an indoor or an outdoor shoot.
It was indeed a pleasant experience for me and family. Thanks a lot to them for capturing my son’s pa-cute and smiling face.
For inquiries, you may visit their:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ibabyphotography
You may also reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Numbers: 0925-7203070 / 0917-5152884
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