When the car came to a stop, I was already outside to greet them. I was anticipating this CNY Family Photography session because during consultation, the Singh family had mentioned they would arrive wearing traditional Indian dress.  When she stepped out of the car, my mouth hit the ground. Her glorious, long, black hair came down to her knees and she was decorated with gold headpieces and other fine jewelry. And her dress! I don’t think I can even describe it, so you’ll have to view the portraits. Before she changed, I had my Rose come in and see her. She politely offered to get Rose a traditional dress as well. Of course, she was just one third of the family beauties. Her husband was just as handsome, and also in a man’s traditional dress. Their sweet baby, Diltaj, who was only 2 months at the time, was the main reason they had called for CNY family photography.

Mom and dad looked radiant at their CNY Family Photography session!

And Diltaj’s name! It means ‘heart crown’. I personally love baby names that have depth and meaning behind them! Both parents on separate occasions gave me the meaning of his name.

This session was divided up into two parts. We did the first half outdoors on my property in the traditional dress, starting early before the sun was too hot and high. We then moved inside the studio for a few more in their beautiful outfits before the changed into something more modern and comfortable. During the studio session, I captured many great expressions from Diltaj and was able to create an additional black and white collage of all his sweet faces he made for me.

Diltaj’s many expressions while at my studio | CNY Family Photography

Maybe you have never hired a CNY family photographer for custom portraits. It is worth your time and investment to do so. You will have a peace of mind, knowing she will deliver what you have envisioned for your family and walls, and you will have no regrets in your decision. These portraits become instant treasures and heirlooms you pass down to your children and their children afterwards. A picture is worth a thousand words. Make your story count and call me today to set up your CNY Family Photography session. (315) 297-1816 or email me at info@simplyshelayna.com.

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