Name: Neelam Vyas

Representing: Neelam Vyas Photography

Since childhood i have been doing rangoli(traditional Indian decoration and patterns made with ground rice during Diwali) and that time i did not know that one day i will become a newborn photographer.... and now today i thought of combining this Indian traditional art with my newborn photography.And I loved every bit of it. i used hand painted canvas as background and used chalk for drawing patterns. I can say i have put my heart into this picture of a newborn. I live and breathenewborn photography and my passion is growing day by day.

Tell us about yourself. What do you love doing in your spare time? What inspired you to newborn photography and do you photograph other genre’s in your business?

I am Neelam Vyas, an Engineer by profession and a photographer by passion. Multiple hours of professional photographic training, focussed self study and best of all, years of photographing newborns, children, families, and maternity have made me the photographer I am today.I first discovered my love for photography upon the birth of my second child when I just wanted to “capture the memories”. As I photographed my child’s glorious smiles and wrinkly expressions, his increasing curiosity with our world, and his delightful discoveries, I realized photographing these moments was my passion. I realized that the result, the actual photographs, are a timeless gift of wonderful memories that we can make for ourselves and our children.Today, I pursue photography professionally. As a parent myself, I love to capture the bond, the most meaningful moments, what the parents feel for their child and the child’s reciprocation and delight in the most natural way. I’ve got the best of camera and lens and am confidently creative with props. I’m skilled at posing and lighting. Take a look through my photo gallery to see what I can do for you and your family.

How would you describe your photography style? What inspires your work?

I love creating different pictures with simplicity yet with colors…my pictures are original and I think of different ideas and create something new every time. My son who is 5 year old was my inspiration for my work …and now everyday life inspires me to create new ideas with Indian traditional touch.

Who has inspried you and how did you first come across their work?

Kelly Brown …I love her timeless pictures with minimum props. I came across her in Creative Live, Facebook and Online Website.

What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone starting a newborn photography business?

Practice Practice and Practice…every day its a new story every day baby is different. and be confident about yourself as even newborn babies feel the vibes.

What camera do you use? What are your favourite lenses and what’s typically in your camera bag?

5D mark 4 Canon24-70mm for newborns and studio pictures200mm F2 favourite for outdoors100mm f 2.8 macro

What is your favorite place to hold sessions and why?Where do you photograph most of your sessions? (in studio? on location?)

My home studio and sometimes at client’s house.

What (if any) photography training, mentoring or workshops have you taken?

Belly Baby and Beyond 2017 CaliforniaIn person newborn photography training by Erin Elizabeth.In person training with Amy McDaniel in Newborn studio light and natural light workshop.

Tell us about starting your business, and what played a key role in developing a profitable income.

I started my business 3 years before. I was going to a nearby maternity hospital and use to give one free complimentary pictures to parents and show others if they are interested to buy. It gave me lot of experience working with 2-3-4-5 days old babies.

Growing pains: tell us about some of your challenges you have faced in your business, and how you overcame them.

Here in India parents don’t come out of the house before 40 days for shoot…but this is what I wanted to overcome and I use post every day a newborn picture which I use to click at maternity hospital and right now over a period of 3 years parents come to my home studio with 15 days old babies.

What should clients expect when working with you?

They will best quality pictures , comfort zone as I have home studio, friendly enviorment and latest props all over the world and highly equipped home studio.

Newborn photgraphy with ancient indian art...Warli Print...!!!Yesterday i was painting a canvas for newborn photography. since the canvas was brown , i was struck with an inspiring idea to incorporate the ancient indian art of warli painting with my newborn photography. Warli art is the siganature art form of the warli tribe located in north maharashtra near the borders of gujrat. This art form is thousands of years old.So i commenced by drawing warli motifs and made cut outs according to the theme and colour. Finally the picture turned out the way i intended.The motifs of women around the child symbolize the eternal protection and love showered by the mother onto the child.
Peacock is the National bird of India and I have used the feathers to incorporate the pictures and Canvas background is hand painted by me.
I love the way they look at me and talk with their eyes.
My favourite picture...his smile makes my day.

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