Celebrating Women at The Camera’s Eye


The Camera’s Eye is always looking for an event in which to participate or a holiday to coordinate a fun, theme shoot.  This Mother’s Day is no different, except we’re planning to celebrate more than just the month of May.

My primary client is under 24 inches tall most days and so I spend a lot of time with moms.  Working moms, single moms, moms with aspiring ambition, moms with 6 children (2 sets of twins plus 2 singles)… it never, ever ceases to amaze me.  Every time you leave the studio, I sit down and think… “How on Earth do they do that???  …and then I think, they deserve an award ….”  Thinking, thinking, thinking….

“What if I could just give them a half day of relaxation and pampering?  What if I carved a moment in time that was all about them?  WHAT if  The Camera’s Eye CELEBRATED WOMEN?!?!?”

And so;  I tried it with a woman I find to be amazing… School teacher, Mom, Volleyball Coach, Wife and HypnoBirthing Practitioner.  Yes, all of that!  Meet  Tiffany Glielmi,  HypnoBirthing Practitioner,“Taking the birthing world by calm.” And if you’re asking yourself, “what IS HypnoBirthing?” we can put you in contact with her so you can find out for yourself.  In my words… it’s simply incredible!

Her session included a stylist for hair and makeup, tea and scones from our fav, local sweetshop Fuddy Duddys,  a photo session just for her and one that emphasized her connection with her daughter!   We created a session that made her feel like Superwoman without lifting a finger… well, she did lift one, but it was so tiny and it was attached to the hand and arm that hugged her back!  We call it the Madonna Session.  🙂

Mother/Baby Connections at The Camera’s Eye


We’re social beings.  We connect, network, and converse with friends, colleagues, and family all day, everyday.   There’s one connection to me that’s more precious than any other… and that’s the connection between a mom and her baby.  I love it!

I’ve been photographing babies for 12 years – from 5 days old and up.  I can truly empathize with fathers who say, “no one has the ‘touch’ like Mommy when baby is crying.” I can do all the same things she does in a shoot and the minute she lays a finger on her lil’ one, WhaLaaa!… Baby’s all better.


There’s a thrill in capturing that connection for a mom and an even bigger one knowing she can show it to her child when he or she is older.  They grow and grow and grow away from us and sometimes all we want is to “remember when…”

 

One mom put it best when she said, “Sometimes I want  a day without anyone clinging to me and then I think to myself… I better take all the clinging I can get now, because soon they won’t even want to stand next to me in public!”  How true is that??!!!  ha Ha!  Those are the moments you look at a picture like this and close your eyes to remember…. Aaaahh.  🙂