Asian Baby 100th Day Celebration Photoshoot

A family and new baby’s journey is very important to everyone. In Asian culture the “100th day” is a huge milestone. Our last photo shoot of the day was with baby Nathan to celebrate his 100th day! He was all smiles and giggles, as he loved getting his picture taken.

Chinese culture celebrates Baby’s first 100 days. Why?

According to the Asia Insider, “In Asia, the 100 days celebration traditionally marked the point at which a newborn was considered “out of the woods”. If a baby had survived to this milestone in an era when infant mortality rates were high, it was considered likely he or she would make it to at least the teenage years.”

The Chinese celebrate Baby’s first 100 days since they beleive that the baby will live 100 years.  In olden days, especially in Asian cultures, the baby and the mom during the baby’s first 100 days were not allowed to go outside the home or see other members of the family/friends. It was very important since the baby’s immunity to disease would be low during that time.

100th Day Chinese Baby Photo Session Plan

There for support and help for the 100th day baby photos was his amazing grandmother and parents. There to help me was my amazing assistant photographer, Cecily. She made the session go super-smooth and helped get those cute expressions. We were able to get a classic denim look of father and son and the bond of mother and son moments on camera. Baby Nathan also had a fun dinosaur costume he appeared to love all snuggled up on our chaise lounge. This year is the year of the sheep, but his mom couldn’t find such a costume and loves dinosaurs so it was suitable for the photo session. Cecily wanted to  show his cute baby rolls and features and decided to get a few detail shots using her macro lens. The experience was one to embrace ethnicity and our cultural traditions with an emphasis on the importance of family and celebrating life. It was the perfect way to end our day of shoots with a lovely family and very happy baby boy.

Chicago 100th Day Chinese Baby Photographer

Are you looking for a photographer to take your 100th day baby photos? Look at the adorable photos below. Make sure you book your session well in advance so we can plan the photo session and accommodate you. We have various backgrounds and beautiful light in our 2500 sq. ft photo studio. Call us at 312.493.5497 to book a session.

Cheers!!

Sri & Jana Photography

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Newborn photography is art and science…challenging and fun at the same time. Taking cute photos of newborns is not a big deal…they are already cute:)…but making those baby photos unique pieces of timeless art is not an easy task.

See below the difference between a cute picture and an artistic one:)

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Our clients give us a huge responsibility every time they walk into our studio with their newborns. We want every picture of ours to be pleasing, calm, fun, and unique. You have to personally experience a session to understand all that goes into getting A pose – there’s only one option – the perfect pose:)

Look at the picture above for example. The hands are so relaxed on BOTH babies, feet beautifully shown and their faces as calm as they can be. When you look at these photos at any time, our goal is to make you feel calm, happy and relaxed just as they are. What you see is a result of a TON of experience and a LOT of patience.

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Now double that work for double the fun – twin babies photography! This couple came to us with their two beautiful babies…Jana and I had so much fun putting them in all kinds of fun poses…end result ..gorgeous photos that the parents can not only show off  to their friends and family but also cherish for ever.

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Are you having twins? Don’t think twice (pun intended:)– call Sri at 312.493.5497 to capture your tiny munchkins that remain so small for only a very short period of time.

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Most of our clients come through referrals – especially (good…Great:)word of mouth. Our marketing strategy is very simple – focus on creating a great experience for our clients i.e. easy process + beautiful images – and they will refer their friends and family to us. If you have been following our blog, we had mentioned about this lovely couple that came in for their maternity photo session at 5 in the morning…yes 5 AM for a shot by the lake at sunrise! Ever since we took this shot of her, she has been getting so many compliments/enquiries from many of her friends.

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So, one of her very good friends contacted us for her maternity photos after seeing the pregnancy photo that her friend had taken.

Jana and I love to deliver whatever our clients request, but also enjoy creating something different for everyone… especially when clients from the same family or friends circle come to us. We want to make sure that when they go to each other’s homes, they don’t see the exact same shot on their walls. We make sure we add a little something to the shot that gives a different look and feel to it.

So here’s the modified shot we did for this amazing couple:

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We must say, she was such a sport…tolerated the wind and the cold with a smile! Unlike the shot of her friend’s, which was taken on a hot summer morning, her shot was taken on a freezing fall morning – it was about 20 degrees and windy by the lake!

Check out some more photos from her session:

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We needed the sun to come out for the shot below and there was this huge black cloud covering it. When we were just about to give up, it showed up:)

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We always tell our clients when we plan our sessions with them, ‘just bring your best mood and have fun’ and this couple did! They have some great stories to share from their maternity photo session and because they were such a happy couple, it made our work easy too. We all had a wonderful, fun time even though the weather was freezing outside!

If you want to have fun during your maternity photography sessions and take some amazing memories back with you, call Sri at 312.493.5497 to schedule your session!

Cheers!!

Sri & Jana

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It gets even better second time around!

This fun couple came to us 2 years ago with their baby boy for their first newborn portrait session. Dad loves collecting vintage pedal cars and restoring them. How fun is that! We had an amazing time taking pictures of his son in that car.

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He, BTW, owns a real car like the one above (see picture below:)

After we shot the newborn in the vintage car picture, we have had several requests for that red car prop.

He sent us this note 2 years ago  with the picture below… ” This is the next pedal car project, it’s the same car from 1936.  You may have to shoot dueling pedal cars for baby #2 (god willing) :)”

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They recently contacted us again regarding newborn photography for their second child…a baby girl this time:)Too busy to restore any cars this time around, they wanted something girly with no big props – just focusing on the beauty of the baby alone. Jana and I love minimalism – we prefer to have less props than more.

Here are some shots from this beautiful baby’s newborn photo session:

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Sri and Jana Photography specializes in maternity photography and newborn portraits. We serve the Chicago land area and its surrounding suburbs. Check out our newborn and maternity photo galleries at www.photosbysri.com. If you are interested in booking a session, you can contact us at sri@photosbysri.com.

Cheers!!

Sri & Jana

 

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This beautiful couple called us for some newborn pictures with their 6-day old baby. Many parents tend to realize/recognize the importance of capturing their tiny baby within the first 2 weeks of their life – only after seeing their baby! Time flies and they do not want to miss capturing those precious moments. We, of course, work 7 days a week and worked hard to accommodate them right away. Thanks to our repeat client(s) who were willing to reschedule their family session – they are always very sweet and flexible – we were able to bring this beautiful munchkin to our studio the very next day!

Adorable Newborn Photograph of a 7 day old baby by Sri and Jana Photography in Chicago

Newborn Photograph of a 7 day old baby by Sri and Jana Photography in Chicago

She was fully fed and peaceful throughout the entire duration of the session. Mom and dad had brought several heirlooms and fun props that they wanted to incorporate in the pictures – mom’s wedding dress, wedding rings, best friend knitted hats and leg warmers – none of it was planned. But we had a fantastic time with the baby – we captured so many amazing baby pictures, used every single prop they had brought for their baby and voila! Check out these beautiful images…

Newborn Photograph of a 7 day old baby by Sri and Jana Photography in Chicago

Newborn Photograph of a 7 day old baby by Sri and Jana Photography in Chicago

Newborn Photograph of a 7 day old baby by Sri and Jana Photography in Chicago

Newborn Photograph of a 7 day old baby by Sri and Jana Photography in Chicago

Newborn Photograph of a 7 day old baby by Sri and Jana Photography in Chicago

Newborn Photograph of a 7 day old baby by Sri and Jana Photography in Chicago

Here’s what the parents had to say about their Newborn Photography experience on Yelp.

Dad’s Perspective …

Magic! Pure Magic!
Imagine a couple in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago, suddenly deciding that their first child was too cute not to get pictures done by a newborn photographer. So baby photography is a very special expertise and Sri and Jana must be the benchmark for perfection.

In our 1-hour session this team took great care of our first born child… ensuring she was safe, cozy and comfortable. It was like magic watching Jana carefully pose our daughter among well thought out props while Sri gave some artistic direction and took the photos. They even incorporated the personal items we brought like our rings and bit of my wife’s wedding dress.

Through the entire process, Sri gave clear directions and explanations from how to prep our baby before and what was happening during the shoot. All the while, my wife and I relaxed and enjoyed watching the show….a nice break for new, sleep-deprived parents.

And finally, this highly sought after, overly talented, artists who specialize in babies under 2 weeks old have great customer service. Our proof, final touchups and final DVD were done quickly and reliably. I was really surprised at how well Sri handled me as a customer and his dedication to delivery.

My wife points out that I wrote this entire review with out mentioning the actual pictures. Personally, I could not be happier with the quality and creativity of the final photos, but that does not cover it. Check out his website or the pictures posted with reviews… they speak for themselves.

Newborn Photograph of a 7 day old baby by Sri and Jana Photography in Chicago

Newborn Photograph of a 7 day old baby by Sri and Jana Photography in Chicago

Newborn Photograph of a 7 day old baby by Sri and Jana Photography in Chicago

Newborn Photograph of a 7 day old baby by Sri and Jana Photography in Chicago

Newborn Photograph of a 7 day old baby by Sri and Jana Photography in Chicago

Newborn Photograph of a 7 day old baby by Sri and Jana Photography in Chicago

Mommy’s perspective on Yelp…

Getting our newborn photos from Sri and Jana was a magical experience.

When your special little one is born it’s an adventure and we really wanted to capture her first days with good baby photography–we didn’t want to take chances becuase we can’t get those magical moments back during the first few days when this kind of photography works best. That’s why we choose to work with Skri and Jana–and because their studio is close to our West Town home meaning we didn’t have to drive our infant all over the city for the photo shoot.

How it works
– You bring your baby (under 2 weeks old) to Sri and Jana’s studi
- They have a professional setup for baby photography (it’s super warm, has proper white noise to keep baby asleep, etc.)
- Jana has all the props (baskets, hats, scarves and stuffing) needed to make the best pics for your baby
- Sri has the photo equipment and lighting all setup so the photos are easy to take

Following the shoot we had an amazing set of photos to cherish our baby with. But the unexpected benefit was walking out of the shoot feeling energized and at peace. Being a new parent can be stressful and this photo shoot gave us an hour to escape and just enjoy how beautiful our newborn is.  We didn’t just get great photos we also got a wonderful experience and an unexpected memory with our baby.

Newborn Photograph of a 7 day old baby by Sri and Jana Photography in Chicago

Newborn Photograph of a 7 day old baby by Sri and Jana Photography in Chicago

We take great care in making sure every pose, every finger placement and every expression of the baby is perfect and the final product is as beautiful as the baby itself.

Don’t miss getting your newborn pictures taken…the first 2 weeks is the most precious time to photograph a baby’s life and it goes by so quickly. Come to us and preserve those memories forever! Call us at 312.493.5497 to book your session.

Cheers!!

Sri & Jana

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