Portland Birth & Lifestyle Family Photographer Blog

Masha Georgiev is a TOP RATED professional photographer specializing in all aspects of lifestyle and outdoor family portraiture in Portland Oregon. Call us today! 503.875.0461

Portland Oregon Birth Photographer | Now Booking 2017 Birth Photography Clients

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EARLYBIRD OCTOBER SPECIAL: Book anytime during the month of October and receive 20% OFF ANY SESSION! Book now by emailing mashagphotog@gmail.com

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Oregon Birth Photographer | Hello Baby Girl!

Scared. Worried. Nervous. Excited. These are all the emotions I remember feeling when I realized I "this was it!" I remember thinking to myself "at the end of this day, I will be holding my baby in my arms."

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Portland Oregon & Vancouver Washington Newborn Photographer | Newborn Photography

Whoa is this the month of deals or what?! Now is the time to cash in!

$100 Print Credit with any session booked in April or May!

Must book by June 1st 2016. Can be redeemed by 12/31/2016. Any session can be purchased as a gift. Please visit www.mashageorgievphotography.com/investment for details on what is included with each session.

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As a Portland Oregon Birth & Newborn Photographer, I love answering all your questions!

Have a question? Shoot me a text 818-636-2903 or email me: mashagphotog@gmail.com

-Masha Georgiev, Photographer

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Portland Birth Photographer | The Art of Birth

As a Birth Photographer in Portland Oregon, Your baby's birth is one of the most timeless and momentous occasions of your life. Whether it is your first or fifth child, no two births are ever alike. Nothing compares to the moment you meet your little one for the first time. The beautiful beginnings of a new family, new traditions, and a new life. Sadly, these memories can fade so quickly. I can barely remember what happened during the first hour after I delivered my son. Adrenaline and excitement clouds your memory. Birth photography helps capture & preserve these precious memories for you. Parents at that time are so focused on a million different things- the health of mom, the health of baby, the pain! Who wants to think about taking pictures at a time like this?! That's where I come in! Wouldn't you rather hold your partners hand during this special time, than be distracted by taking photographs?

I am there to capture your birth Story.

I am there to capture that special once in a life time moment, when you meet your little miracle for the first time. When you hear their first cry, when you finally get to hold them in your arms after months of anticipation.

I regret not hiring a birth photographer for my son's birth.

That's why hiring a birth photographer makes such great sense!  You are promised beautiful professional looking photos.....and of course a tear-jerking Birth Story Slide Show!

Here is an example!

 

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Let's create your Birth Story together!

BOOK NOW 818-636-2903

Portland Newborn Photographer | Baby Gabriella Newborn Session

Portland Oregon Newborn Photographer When clients come into my home studio, most of the time they are surprised, or even a little shocked. They have no idea that high quality professional photography can be done at home! Yes you heard it,,, and to add to your surprise, my home studio is my apartment. But really, its all I need! And I just love seeing their expressions as they relax on my couch and watch me take photos of their baby. Here is one such session.

Enjoy!

-Masha Georgiev

 

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Montrose-Verdugo City Annual Oktoberfest 2015

Montrose Newborn & Family Photographer, Pasadena Newborn & Family Photographer, Glendale Photographer, Los Angeles Newborn & Family Photographer, Portrait Photographer, best photographer. Guten Morgen.  Guten Tag. Guten Abend. and Gute Nacht!

This year's annual Oktoberfest was sure to bring the beer and the sausage! More importantly it was sure to bring neighbors, friends, and families together! But I won't be writing a whole post on Oktoberfest, because I was not asked to. What I was asked however is to photograph the event.

Without further due, The Montrose-Verdugo City Oktoberfest 2015!

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Disclaimer: The images above are to document the Montrose-Verdugo City Oktoberfest ONLY. If you have been photographed in the above photos and wish to have your face removed or blurred please email mashagphotog@gmail.com  If you were photographed in the photos above and wish to have a high resolution watermarked image for your personal use please email your request to mashagphotog@gmail.com

Meet Tawna, my Newborn Assistant!

Montrose CA, Pasadena CA, Family Photographer If you have ever had a Newborn session with Masha Georgiev Photography, then you know who this woman is.

Being a mother herself, she brings exactly whats needed to our team!

Safety is one of the most important aspects of MGP, and what can help me ensure that your sweet little munchkin is safe, then an extra pair of hands! Tawna is my assistant. She is there to make sure that your baby is as safe as possible. She is very gentle, and very careful when handling newborns and premies. She  also makes things super fun!

Have you met Tawna? If not, we both look forward to meeting you!

-Masha and Tawna

INSTAGRAM CONTEST, MONTROSE CA

CONTEST OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES:

1. Contest will be running from August 1-31 2015

2. Follow me on Instagram @mashageorgievphotography and (optional) Pinterest @mashagphotog

3. Take a screen shot of the above flyer, or take a picture of the actual flyer that has been posted in your favorite shops and boutiques.

4. Repost your screen shot with hashtag #MASHAGPHOTOG, and (optional) pin this post onto your pinterest.

5. Only 1 entry per Instagram account

6. 3 winners will be chosen via www.random.org on September 1st 2015. Winners will receive a complimentary Family or Maternity Mini-Session. Mini-Session includes: 30 Minute outdoor photo session, 5 high resolution digital prints, and 1 8x10 heirloom quality print. Must sign contract and model release prior to session.

7. Winners must live within a 30 mile radius of the 91020 zip code.

HAPPY WINNING EVERYONE!

Keywords: Montrose, Pasadena, Glendale, La Canada, La Crescenta, Burbank, Los Angeles, California

KEYWORDS: MONTROSE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, PASADENA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, GLENDALE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, LA CANADA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, LA CRESCENTA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, MONTROSE NEWBORN MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER.

Serious Cuteness!

Dear Photo lovers, today I have the distinct pleasure of introducing you to this little munchkin, who's officially 10 days new!

I think we can all agree: His hair & cheeks, should earn him a spot on the cover of every baby magazine in the nation! Seriously, I'm practically melting from cuteness overload!

Anyway, as you can see from the pictures below, he and I had one of the best sessions together. His mom, Cori prepared by trying to keep him awake for 2 hours prior to our session. Her preparation efforts allowed us to have an especially awesome shoot together.

This little guy slept through 80% of the session. And when he wasn't sleeping, he was happy, calm, relaxed, and cuddly. He couldn’t have been any better.

“I was 2 days away from my due date, but I was very relaxed.” says Cori.

Because the shoot went so well, I asked Cori if she would share one helpful piece of advice with other mothers planning a newborn session (See – I've got your back, moms around the world). Her biggest piece of advice is: “Schedule Early! I waited till last minute."

Without further adieu,

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KEYWORDS: MONTROSE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, PASADENA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, GLENDALE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, LA CANADA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, LA CRESCENTA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, MONTROSE NEWBORN MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER.

Cori's Maternity Mini-Session

Absolutely in Love with these images! The dress is amazing, and the colors are just gorgeous! This mama to be is glowing, and I'm glad I was able to capture these beautiful moments. Each pregnancy is different, each birth is different, and each child is different. Taking maternity photos gives the advantage of capturing a snapshot of how you feel while carrying your baby. Children love seeing photos of their Mommy's carrying them in their bellies. HAVE YOU BOOKED YOUR SESSION YET?

To BOOK NOW MashaGPhotog@gmail.com

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KEYWORDS: MONTROSE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, PASADENA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, GLENDALE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, LA CANADA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, LA CRESCENTA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, MONTROSE NEWBORN MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER.

Kim Collection

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Why I LOVE Making MY OWN PROPS?

FullSizeRender Photography props are very important for both the photographer and the client. As the photographer I want to deliver exactly what my client desires. The look of the photos are of highest importance to my clients. If you want a timeless classic look, or something more bohemian, props make that happen.

If you know me personally, you will know that I am a mini "Mother Nature" type of person. I buy fluoride free toothpaste. I shop ONLY at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods.  I believe the cure to anything can be found in nature, and I have a reverse osmosis water filtration system. In a nutshell, I like things "ORGANIC" & "OLD SCHOOL".

So why make my own props? Simple. It is the easiest way to bring all of that into my photography. When I am making my own props, I envision a part of myself in that prop. Whether I am crocheting a hat, a blanket, or a wrap, or gluing flowers on head bands, IT-IS-ME! At that point I have created something completely unique. Something that only I can offer. And that transforms over into my photography. When I see a pice of art in my clients nursery or bedroom, and the baby in the photo is wrapped in the wrap that I hand made, and the tie back that I created, I feel the greatest joy!

Do you have a personal prop or family heirloom that you would like to use in your session? I want to know about it! What is it? Do you have a picture of it? Why is it so important? What is the STORY behind it?  Post below, or email me: MashaGPhotog@gmail.com I'd love to hear from you!

-Masha Georgiev

www.MashaGeorgievPhotography.com

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KEYWORDS: MONTROSE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, PASADENA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, GLENDALE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, LA CANADA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, LA CRESCENTA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, MONTROSE NEWBORN MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER, PHOTOGRAPHY PROPS, DIY PROPS, DIY.

Why hire a Newborn Photographer?

1) So that YOU and the father can be in some of the pictures too!   Even though you’re not feeling 100%, I truly believe that this is important so that your child can see one day how excited you both were to have her/him.  Plus, you will probably have many pictures of your husband and the baby, but not enough of yourself in them!  

2) They are only this little once!  We all know that babies grow tremendously fast.  The newborn portraits that you see on my website are usually taken within the first 4-7 days after birth while they sleep deeply and are flexible to get into those curled up poses. The “fresh newborn” look of a baby does not last very long and babies grow and change every day. Many times baby acne appears after that 2 week mark. Having a baby is a HUGE thing and deserves to be captured in quality photography. You have a limited time frame to get these photos done, so hire a professional to document/record one of the most precious times in your child’s life.

3) You won’t have the time or the energy.  The first two weeks after  birth is such a difficult adjustment time for the parents.  In-between late night feedings, caring for the new baby and recovering from delivery….  I didn’t have any energy to grab my camera and photograph my baby until he was  past 2 weeks old. :(

Lastly, you won’t want to hand your sweet new baby over to just any photographer.  You want someone who is trained to safely handle newborns.  Posing a newborn baby is a great responsibility – their little bodies are still adjusting to life outside the womb.  You must be able to trust the photographer to hold your precious little one.  After being on the “other side” and in front of the camera, I learned more about the importance of my career – I am capturing a moment in time that can never be replicated.  Also,  I am so thankful to my past clients who had spent time with me while they were still recovering from delivery and more importantly, putting their trust in me and my photography!

KEYWORDS: MONTROSE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, PASADENA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, GLENDALE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, LA CANADA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, LA CRESCENTA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, MONTROSE NEWBORN MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER.

What to wear to a Maternity Session?

10 TIPS ON WHAT TO WEAR: MATERNITY PHOTO SESSION

Just like everyday you want to choose clothing for your maternity session that you feel most comfortable and beautiful wearing. Here are a few tips and ideas on how to choose the right maternity session outfit to get beautiful photos and the results you love.

1. The Maxi Dress.

Long or mid knee length maxi dresses with a chunky necklaces photograph well. A maxi dress highlights that beautiful baby bump and covers up any areas you feel are “problem” areas.

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2. Wear Solids.

Solid colors photograph best however if you have a pattern you love and you want to include your significant other in the photos you want to be sure that you aren’t overly pattern happy and are wearing clashing patterns. Keep in mind that patterns can be very distracting, you what the focus of your images to be that beautiful baby belly not the pattern of your husbands favorite shirt.

3. Look at the colors in your home.

If your home color palette is composed of neutral colors – if your walls are beige and brown think about what colors would be complimentary. Colors such as a deep turquoise or burgundy pair well with neutral colors. If you have a more bold color palette with accent walls with pops of colors you may want to match some of your color choices with your accent color. When you get your large canvas print up on the wall you don’t want the colors to clash with your wall color.

4. Choose your color palette.

There are lots of factors to consider when you are planning your colors but first and foremost choose a palette you like. Keep in mind the location of the shoot and the colors of the background. Colors such as deep blues, sea foam and mint photograph well on the beach but may not look as natural in a park setting. The time of year that you are having your photographs taken may also influence the colors you choose. Other questions to ask yourself: Do you want to use the photos for any particular reason? Are you alright with wearing orange because it’s fall and then have that canvas on your wall year round?

There are lots of great ways to get color palette inspiration. You can search on Pinterest for color palette boards or just photos that contain a color scheme that is appealing to you. Design Seeds is another excellent resource and you can actually search for color palettes based on choosing a color you want to use as your base and work other colors around. You can also search by season, style or theme such as “The Sea”, “Floral” and “Nature”. It pretty much rocks.

Here are a few ideas that I created using Design Seeds color palettes and Polyvore:

5. Don’t get too “matchy-matchy”.

If your “significant other” is going to be awesome enough to take some beautiful photos with you think about wearing complimentary colors or colors in the same color palette. Choose the color palette you love and then start raiding your closet to look for items you already have that fit in that color scheme. Another tip: If you have a favorite piece of clothing that you know you want to build your outfit around go to Design Seeds and search color palettes using that color as the base color – for example: you have a beautiful coral maxi dress you know you want to wear but you are not sure what other colors to use to accessorize. Set coral as your search color on design seeds and see what palettes come up. You may not have thought that a dark blue would go well and your husband has a dark blue shirt, you add a dark blue scarf and bam! you are coordinated and look amazing.

6. Avoid the jeans and black/white shirt look.

While a white shirt is classic you can sometimes end up seeing more than you intended in your photos. White can also wash you out and make you look pale.

7. Choose a timeless look.

You’ve invested quite a bit of money for your maternity photos that will become treasured family heirlooms (imagine your son/daughter looking at your maternity photos when they are adults – the worth of these images is invaluable.) You want to choose clothes that have a somewhat classic and timeless look. Another reason to avoid patterns – think back to your Mom’s 1970’s living room curtains!

8. Choose clothing with texture.

It’s great to choose articles of clothing with different textures to add interest to the photo. Pair cotton with jeans, throw in some tweed or have your husband wear chords. Be creative.

9. Accessories are awesome….so are layers.

Start with your base layer of clothing – your solid colored dress, a solid colored top and jeans and then add layers of texture and accessories. Add a textured short jacket or blazer, add a floral scarf, add a chunky necklace and bracelets or a headband. Don’t forget to pay attention to or feet. A cute pair of shoes can make the outfit but it may be appropriate to go barefoot depending on your location.

10. Lay it out.

There are tons of great tools out there online including thousands of Pinterest boards dedicated to ideas on what to wear for portraits. Once you’ve pulled some options out of your closet just keep it simple and lay your clothing choice out on a solid neutral colored surface (beige carpet works great).

For more great inspiration check out my Baby Bumps board on Pinterest!

Natalie Weber is a Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin offering photography and memory preservation services to Wisconsin’s Lakeshore communities from Mequon to Door County.

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Filip & Masha Photography Model Call- CLOSED

Thank you to all who applied. The model call is now CLOSED. Please check back periodically for future model calls.

Pregnant or Know Someone Who Is?

I am seeking pregnant models for maternity portraits to expand my portfolio! You do not need to be a professional model to respond, just pregnant and willing to get in front of the camera.

To see the type of photos and inspiration for these model call sessions, check out my Pinterest board here: http://pinterest.com/FilipandMasha/maternity-session-ideas/

Session may be held indoors or outside at photographer's discretion.

Selected Models will receive:

- a complimentary maternity session

- select digital files from the session & a print release (5-10 edited digital files)

Requirements:

- be between 6-8 months pregnant in Feb/Mar/Apr (session dates will vary)

- be at least 18 years old

- must sign a contract & model release

- wardrobe must be approved by Filip & Masha Photography and model may be asked to wear clothing provided by Filip & Masha Photography

Optional:

If you have a child between 9 months - 5 years old and are willing to be photographed with them, please let me know their name (boy or girl) and age in your response.

To be considered:

Email me at filipandmashaphotography @gmail.com and include:

- your name

- your due date

- your phone number and email address

- a recent photo of you (3/4 to full length) taken within the last two weeks (cell phone images are fine as long as they are clear)

Submissions without all of this information will not be considered.