“The experience we had while taking these pictures was absolutely amazing. Looking at them now takes me back to this light and pleasant feeling of genuine family happiness we all were enjoying! Everything was just like a pure dream: the warm water and golden sunset, the unbelievable colors of the sky and the happy smiles of our (now eldest!) daughter. Perfect scene it was! I was so willing to capture these precious moments of anticipation of my second treasure – for them to last forever – however I couldn’t really imagine there would be such natural, unplanned joy as we had there, and here, special thanks go to our fabulous photographer. The greatest part was that our daughter loved her from the very first minute- which is definitely a part and parcel of any successful photoset, especially with kids. We were just walking along the shore and doing what we usually do when we are together- smiling, laughing , hugging and playing… I’m so happy I can live through these moments again and again when I look at the pictures! This being my second story of pregnancy, in some way differs from the first one (my eldest daughter , Anna-Taisia, is now 18 months and now the second one , Sofia, is 1 month old) – just because when these two journeys come back-to-back, you surely know what exactly to expect during the second one. But I can definitely say that the happiness of first holding the baby right after the delivery is boundless, and incomparable to anything else I ever experienced. In this regard both pregnancies have been totally alike!
To me, motherhood is the most essential and beautiful way a woman may present herself. It is a hard and constant work, but the reward is truly priceless. You see the continuation of you and your beloved one- is not this the real miracle of life?! I do believe it is much harder to raise children then just to give birth to them. But in this journey of motherhood there is a great rule – parents need to be more watchful of themselves than of building numerous rules of conduct for their children , as long as they ultimately become role models for the little ones.
Therefore, I am deeply convinced that since the very first days of conception and on – a woman should be a best version of herself, since she is no longer just a woman, she is a Mother, which always means a world for someone.” Yana, Expectant Mother
“It was a great pleasure to photograph such a beautiful and harmonious family. Yana and Maxim delighted in their walk with their little daughter Anna-Taisia. The baby smiled and giggled playing with her father and explored curiously everything around her – the ocean, sand and seashells. Yana, bright-eyed, delicate and beautiful was the epitome of motherhood. I am positive, they will remember this happy day at the ocean for a very long time. Motherhood photoshoots are very special to me, because at those moments I know I capture love without any boundaries. Everything begins when a woman realizes a miracle grows inside her: she is going to be a mother. When parents place their hands on the belly and feel baby’s kicks. When you talk to baby in the womb and tell them how much you love them and can’t wait to see them. I would like to capture these delicate and happy moments of pregnancy and motherhood. When children grow up and look through these pictures, they will have a unique chance to relive the irreversible moments of their early days.” Anastasia, Photographer