Zain and her husband’s primary residence is in Abu Dhabi but as her parents are in Toronto, they travel back and forth very often.  When she became pregnant with her first little one, they had a great plan, she would come in March and stay in Toronto a couple of months earlier to prepare for her son’s birth and her husband would join her in May just before the baby’s arrival.  They already knew they wanted newborn photos done and through Instagram, her mom had found for her, the photographer to use  – us !  She began following us too and knew we were the ones.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 hit and of course, all plans were changed including her husband’s arrival before the baby’s birth.  She gave birth with her parents’ support and while she was torn about proceeding with photos without her husband, she could see the baby growing older and changing day by day.  So as soon as we had announced we were back in business she reached out and came immediately to her session!  At one month old, baby Rayan had some issues settling at his session but we carried on and this made the reveal of his gallery even more amazing for mom & grandma.  Grandma declared that it was clear they had to have the full gallery and they fully trusted our opinions and advice on the choice of the print products for their images and the exact images to print.

We ensured that the gorgeous heirloom prints would be ready in time before she was scheduled to make the trip back to Abu Dhabi (yes, daddy would finally get to meet baby Rayan in person!).  The best part was hearing about dad’s emotional reaction when he saw the beautiful prints – he missed his birth but could at least have these at a memory forever in their home!

From Zain

I had an amazing experience doing a photoshoot with my one month old. I was initially worried that my colicky baby wouldn’t make it through a long shoot, but my experience was effortless. Anthony and Le Man are a fantastic duo, working together behind the scenes, seamlessly complementing each other to create such unique portraits. They beautifully captured such a special milestone in my son’s life that I can always look back on now that he’s gotten so big!

Zain