Mamatoga Loves: Anastasia Photography

Anastasia Photography specializes in capturing images of newborns, babies, the young and older child and families using an artistic, not posed approach.  The result is an image with a fresh, modern perspective. As a natural light photographer, Anastasia will come to your home, or location of your choosing. It's a relaxed and comfortable way to portray your child's or families unique personality and to capture those special moments that occur in everyday life.  Each session is unique and driven by the energy and vibrancy of your child and family. This weekend she is having the grand opening of her brand new studio, and in honor of this great event I chatted with Anastasia about her photography and the great Mad Hatter party she is throwing to celebrate! I have always loved photography from when I was young but never pursued it.  I actually was a Special Education teacher for just under 10 years (currently I'm in my first year teaching the 3 year old am class at Beagle School!) and after having 3 children (8,6 and 4) of my own I started taking more and more pictures.  In the summer of 2009 I really began to focus more on photography using my own kids as subjects.  As the summer went on I started branching out and taking pictures of friends and family.  I really began to enjoy what I was doing and slowly started doing more and more, and it has taken off from there.  Fast forward to November 2011...I've always had the idea of opening a studio in the back of my mind and really just happened upon 489 Broadway.  It was everything I wanted in a has character, wood floors and natural light!

My goal is to have a boutique photography studio that gives my clients a quality yet relaxed experience from start to finish.  Each session includes a consultation before the session to discuss location, clothing suggestions and really just getting to know my client and learning what they want out of their images, a 60+ minute session at up to two locations of their choice and two clothing changes (great for the little ones and to achieve a different mood in your images), an online gallery set to music of which they may view  30+ images for 7 days, and finally an ordering appointment back at the studio.

My favorite part about photographing kids and families is meeting new people and really getting to know them so I can accurately capture their unique personalities. I love working with kids and the session really revolves around them and their personalities.

This Saturday is the Grand Opening of the studio at 489 Broadway and the whole family is invited! The Mad Hatter Tea Party will have plenty of goodies and treats, Daryl Baldwin of Balloon extravaganzas will be there and there will be session and product giveaways as well as the following specials:

  • For every family session booked between now and May 1st you will receive a $100 print credit, for every newborn session you will receive a $125 print credit.  I recommend booking newborn sessions before baby is born and I keep a very flexible schedule around due date for newborn sessions.