Anya’s ability to turn a portrait of your newborn, child, or family into a piece of art is astounding. Half of our family’s portrait wall are her work, and I find myself frequently looking back at the photographs, thankful investment. Each is a gift of that specific moment in time.
We had a great experience using Anya as our newborn photographer. We loved working with Anya so much we knew we had to use her with the birth our our second child. Both times we were more than impressed with the final products. She personalized beautiful birth announcements, story boards and full image canvases for us. Anya does a fabulous job capturing the true delicate beauty of a newborn.
I thought I was buying a photography package to document my journey into motherhood. I got so much more than I budgeted for. Anya's knowledge and experience in the field of birth translated to invaluable support and authentic caring when our birth plans had to suddenly change. She put my photo shy husband at ease and worked with us to craft beautiful images that have helped me heal and embrace my story after a birth that went nothing like planned.
Anya Is such a pleasure to work with. She came to our house to photograph our week-old, 4.5 lb. preemies and she did such an amazing job. She was so gentle and careful and sweet to our little twin boys, and she was so patient. I felt completely confident having her moving them around and posing them. Not only was she super sweet to our boys, but the pictures she took looked amazing!! Our sneak-peek photo that she shared with is is so unbelievably beautiful. I would not hesitate to have her come back to take more photos of our family as we grow, and I would highly recommend her to any friend looking for newborn/family photos.
That night 5 years ago when we were so grateful our photographer lived much closer than our midwives. And that our photographer used to BE a midwife. We will be forever thankful for the images that document Arwen's fast journey earth-side, the quiet minutes that followed of just Curtis and me taking her ind the wonder in the eyes of two sleepy brothers being woken to meet their sister. We looked through the images last night as a family, and I had forgotten Noah's reaction to seeing the placenta and they were so smitten with her right from the start. Thank you, Anya
We heard of Anya through word-of-mouth as a newborn photographer, and were so excited we got one of her coveted spots for the birth of our daughter in 2008. The photos she took of our girl are simply Breathtaking. They are Forever photos that make people gasp at their beauty. We then worked with Anya to take photos over last Father's Day and again, she took photos that bring tears to my eyes each and every time I look at them. I cannot recommend Anya enough; and as a former midwife, she even gave us a few tips and tricks for calming our 10-day-old girl. We can't wait to work with Anya in a future session.
Anya photographed our 3rd born child. The results were beyond what I could have imagined. What was most amazing was watching her process. I worried that our newborn wouldn’t “cooperate” for a lengthy photo session. My husband called her the baby whisperer and it was a perfect description. She quietly spoke with him as she positioned him for various shots and he peacefully complied. Anya didn’t miss a beat as he pooped and spit up on her gear. It was a relaxing session for all of us and our friends/family are still talking about the birth announcements – truly works of art. My only regret is that I don’t have the same for our first two children. I HIGHLY recommend this investment; we now have priceless photos that we will forever treasure.
If there is any possible way to have Anya at your birth - do it. She delivered my daughter, and it's hard to explain the energy she brings with her. A calm love, peace and strength, all wrapped in one person who can advocate for you if you need it. Photography would be a huge bonus, but her energy and knowledge will help to make it an amazingly peaceful (yes, I said that about labor!) and beautiful experience.