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What Mother’s Day Means To Us

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Happy Mother’s Day To All Our Moms

When you look up the term “mother” in google, a few definitions might come up. Our favorite one is the definition that reads “to bring up (a child) with care and affection.” To be a mother is more than just giving birth; it’s living up to the role. To be a mother is knowing when to step in, what groceries to buy, what parent-teacher meetings to attend, and so much more. Most importantly, to be a mother is knowing that a good sum of your effort will go unnoticed, just because “it’s your job”. While it can be difficult,  we hope you all know that Luela Kaba and her creative team see you. We see you and we hear you.

To Luela Kaba and her creative team, Mother’s day means feeling appreciated. Indulge in the power of our glammed motherhood photoshoot experiences and trust us as Luela Kaba takes care of you and helps you step into that bigger power we love to call confidence. We, Luela Kaba Photography, owe every imaginable stepping stone to you, our mothers; and we intend to give back to you all. Happy Mother’s Day to all of our moms!

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Spend your Mother’s day with Luela Kaba and enjoy our photoshoot experience. Motherhood photography, maternity photography, family photography, and boudoir photography, we do it all! 

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Let’s Talk Gender Reveals

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Gender Reveals:
Are You a Minimalist or an Extremist?

Working with aspiring parents, we admire the opportunity to watch a family grow right before our eyes. Between Luela Kaba’s family, motherhood, and maternity photoshoots, it’s bittersweet to watch a client go on to live a beautiful life with their new family! However, Luela Kaba and her creative team are one big family; and our clients are our extended family. With that being said, revealing the gender of a bun in the oven is one of the biggest moments of soon-to-be parents! So here are some ideas as far as how creative you can get.

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When it comes to gender reveals, it can go two ways, (1) a minimal gathering with close family or (2) a grand kickoff with the whole crew! But in this case, let’s start with the first.

Minimal, Small, Meaningful:

For a small gathering with family only 10 people are really necessary. This makes room for easy flowing conversation, lots of photo opportunities, and isn’t too difficult to cater to. You could reveal the gender by doing any of the following:

  • Cut a cake! The filling of the center would be the color designated to each gender.
  • Pop a balloon! There could be confetti with the designated color within it.
  • Set a smoke bomb! Have a friend who has previous knowledge of the gender decorate the smoke bomb so that there are no spoilers.

Grand, Plentiful, Dramatic:

Having a huge party for this kind of announcement seems like loads of fun! So many loved ones would be there to celebrate, mingle, and welcome your parenthood with open arms. Lots of candids would be taken and that would be the perfect opportunity to tell your little one “That’s your third cousin! That’s your fifth auntie!” and so so so much more. The atmosphere would be through the roof and as parents-to-be, you would be surrounded by endless support and love. You could reveal the gender by doing any of the following:

  • Fireworks! As the sun goes down, this would be a perfect opportunity to see some beautiful visuals while finding out the gender of your baby.
  • Team games! Have the guests split up into teams and engage in an activity that would reveal the gender of the baby.
  • Pinata! Use a huge pinata and have that release party confetti in the color designated to each color.

Hopefully, this helped open up a whole new world. If not for the memories, do it for the amazing photography that could come from it! Don’t forget to book Luela Kaba for maternity, motherhood, family, or boudoir photography.

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Analyzing Our Favorite Shoots II

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Our Fav Shoots and How We Do Them: Part Two

If there’s anything we’ve learned from our past shoots, there are lots to cover with each client. Even more so since there’s no chance of getting the same personality twice! (A quality we admire, might I add.) Let’s look at our next shoot and analyze the ins and outs of our beautiful mother and her stylistic wants & needs. As usual, we will be looking at fabrics, tones, and our model. Let’s dive in. 

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  • Fabrics. Fabrics, whether noticeable or not, is the first thing a viewer notices when looking at model photography. With this particular client, it’s clear that they were leaning especially towards a sheer and sexy look. To do this, we wanted to implement a see-through fabric with beautiful rhinestones. This matched the rest of the photo beautifully, keeping up with the connection with the backdrop and the mother’s makeup.
  • Tone. Notice the color palette of the backdrop and how it compliments the fabrics used in this shoot. This enhances the communication between the various elements of this maternity photo shoot. Everything seems to keep a nice monotone aesthetic. Making for a glamorous but clean look. 
  • Our beautiful mother. As mentioned before, there is an evident flow between all 3 elements, and fulfilling this flow, is our model. As you can see her beauty make-up matches the nude and shimmery feel. This completes the connection thus creating a stunning photoshoot. 

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Maternity Photoshoots: What to Consider

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Things To Consider When Doing A Maternity Shoot

When joining in on a maternity shoot, there’s lots to take into consideration. The photographer, the outfits, the makeup, the prices, and much much more. With that being said, preparation is the best thing a person can do to ensure feeling content and satisfied with their experience. As always, we preach communication and transparency between clients and ourselves, to be able to provide to you the absolute best service. With that being said, let’s get into a few things that any person who is looking into a maternity photoshoot should look into. 

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For starters, the very first step to engaging into a maternity photoshoot is finding your photographer. This is usually done through a recommendation or online research. Make sure to look at customer reviews to get a thorough analysis. There, you’ll find a given community of mothers that know what experiences they’ve enjoyed and what experiences they haven’t. Next, it’s good to have an idea of what kind of photoshoot you want. Are you looking for something glamorous? Something subtle? Something dark and sexy? All of them would look amazing! Once you’ve found your photographer and aesthetic, it’s important to make sure you’re on the same page when it comes to pricing. Communication is key! Once you’ve gotten past these minor checklist “must-do’s” you’ll be set and ready to go.

Like what you see up there? Attention to detail is the best thing a customer could ask for. Maternity photography is an art form that requires a characteristic that you cannot teach: knowing your audience. Luela Kaba and her team makes every photoshoot seem like a personal experience.

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Looking for a Boudoir Photographer? Let Us Help

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What to Look For In Your Boudoir Photographer

Boudoir photography has been an art style recognized by many women across the world. Its flattering imagery is commonly seen as a confident way to show off your body, and with Luela Kaba and her creative team, it’s very easy to be drawn into it. When embarking on a boudoir photoshoot, there’s lots to consider before diving straight into the deep end. We’re here to help you out!

Before doing a boudoir photoshoot, you have to find a photographer, of course. Before doing so, it’s important to do your research. What are some things to look for? First off, always look at customer reviews. Make sure that every customer can report a warm and welcoming experience along with positive feedback. Beyond that, a woman’s safety is the utmost priority, with that being said, make sure you pick a photographer that has your complete trust; especially since you would be engaging in an intimate environment. Think of it this way, get yourself a boudoir photographer that you’d recommend to your friend. Like yourself, make sure your photographer puts your wants and needs first. An increase in client communication would make for a better trusted photographer and a more enjoyable photoshoot. 

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Above all, find yourself a photographer that you click with personality-wise! You want to have a good time on set, right? What better way to do that than with a friend. Your photographer should embody comfort and prioritize you! Not to mention affordable rates as well as easy-to-understand expectations. Recognizing these qualities is vital to be confident in your decision to pull the trigger on your chosen boudoir photographer.

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Client Customs and Why We Do Them

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Fabrics, Backgrounds, and Tones:

Why does it Matter?

When it comes to photography, Luela Kaba keeps a keen eye on what a perfect portrait must look like. Finding and keeping harmony between fabrics, backgrounds, and tones is the secret to pleasing the viewer. Keeping a clear, flowing connection throughout the photo makes for a complete and satisfying photo, leaving the photographer, the model, and anyone who sees it on a very happy note. Throughout a maternity photoshoot, it’s important to establish a continuous aesthetic throughout the session. This is when we acknowledge and implement the preferred style of the model, or in most cases, the mother. While encompassing effortless beauty, maternity photographer Luela Kaba praises the method of communication. We choose our models’ fabrics, backgrounds, and tones based on what they’ve expressed to us and what vibe we pick up.

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Based on our analysis and rundown with our model, we then come to a conclusion about which types of fabrics we will use, what colors they will be. All of this and more begs us to ask the question “What do we want the audience to feel?”. Depending on the answer, we pick between flowy fabrics or still fabrics and covering fabrics or revealing fabrics. Once we’ve gotten there, next up is the color. What tone do we want to set. Are we looking for a dark and mysterious tone? Let’s put our model in dark eyeshadow, dark lipstick, and maroon flowy fabrics.  Looking for a light and airy tone? Let’s put our model in a natural look, paired with nude lipstick and white minimal fabrics. 

Why does it matter? Our clients satisfaction is very important to us. Covering maternity photoshoots, motherhood photoshoots, family photoshoots and boudoir photoshoots, it’s important to know the wants and needs of every client, and down to a personal level too. Book Luela Kaba for your next session, and let us get your custom fabrics, backgrounds, and tones.

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What Makes a Great Maternity Photographer

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What To Look For In Your Maternity Photographer

When it comes to choosing your maternity photographer, there are lots that a mother needs to take into consideration. It’s a mission to try and find the best photographer that can capture the beauty of a woman’s pregnancy in a way where they feel supported and sexy. While a maternity photoshoot is about pregnancy, what goes into it is way more than that. As a maternity photographer, it’s important to be able to create a welcoming environment where pregnancy coincides with confidence and sexiness. Combine these elements, and you’ve got yourself a glamorous photoshoot.

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Luela Kaba and her creative team have a special outlook that makes for an open-minded experience when preparing for a maternity photoshoot. This makes for a clear communicative relationship between the client and the photographer, making sure we establish a solid relationship and can find the perfect vibe for a maternity photoshoot. 

With that being said, when looking for your maternity photographers, make sure it is someone you know you can trust. Ensure that you will be able to have open communication with your photographer so you can get the best results possible. The last thing any mother wants is to spend money on a photoshoot that you don’t like! Make sure you have a photographer that is clear with their rates, understands you, and can work with others. Luckily,  Luela Kaba does just that.

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Prepping for a Maternity Shoot? Here’s How

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How to Prepare for a Maternity Shoot

As a maternity, motherhood, family, and boudoir photographer, it’s incredibly common that our clients feel the need to go overboard with preparation the day before. While there is some that you can do, there’s no reason for anyone to lose sleep over it! So, fear no more, the following words will teach you how to properly prepare for a maternity photoshoot.

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For starters, it’s important that you are in the right state of mind. Don’t forget that this is a form of self-care and it is imperative that you realize that we are doing this for you! It’s alright to get cold feet, but I assure you that our team is welcoming and so excited to get glam with you! Play some music and get yourself in the mood, after all, this is a day meant for pampering. Once you’ve gotten yourself hyped up and ready to go, go ahead and get your nails done. Make sure any tiny imperfections that you’d want out of sight, are handled! This includes manicures, pedicures, and unwanted body hair. We want you feeling pristine!

Next up, pack your bags! Make sure you have anything and everything you might need, especially because these are long sessions, so you want to be set. Bring some comfy maternity clothes and make sure you’ve brought any vitamins, or medication you might need so there’s no personal stress. If you want, bring some personal support with you. If our team isn’t enough of a hype team, then you can bring your partner: a built-in DIY hype team. No matter what, don’t forget to remember your worth, and then add tax. 😉

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Analyzing Our Favorite Shoots

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Our Fav Shoots and How We Do Them

Growing up, we were all told how unique each of us are. How each and every person is different from anyone else, bringing different qualities and personalities to the table. When it comes to maternity photography, there is a different perspective that goes with each and every client. Creating custom fabrics, backdrops, and tones for each shoot, it’s important to be able to tailor to the wants and needs of the mother. In today’s blog, we will be analyzing the ins and outs of each client and how we satisfy their wants.

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In maternity photography, and specifically this one, it’s vital to pay attention to the 3 most important aspects: fabrics, tone, and the mother.

  • Fabrics. As you can see here, after some meddling, we decided to settle with some semi- bright tones to counter our client’s rich complexion. This complemented the subject of the photo and brings the eye to a focal point. Matching the fabrics with a headwrap brings together the whole photo as well as captures the mother as the centerpiece. This makes for a beautiful full-circle moment.
  • Tone. The tone, or mood, of a photo is especially evident based on the colors of the fabrics as well as the backdrop. Using warm colors, we create a welcoming setting, a feeling that newborns all tend to call upon when first feeling the touch of their mother. Whilst creating the perfect combination of the two, it’s imperative to make sure they don’t swallow the light for the subject. 
  • Our beautiful mother. In the photos above, we wanted to capture the mother’s grace and poise. We set the fabrics to be draping elegantly behind her, making for a regal aesthetic. We take the pure beauty standing in front of us and simply tailor the accessories to fit her. Showing off a stunning side profile, we take all of the best angles that perfectly highlight the perfections of each and every client of ours. These same aspects go with any other maternity, motherhood, family, or boudoir photo shoot.

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How to Feel Your Best During a Maternity Photoshoot

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5 Ways To Feel Your Best During Your Maternity Session

As a little gift to all of our moms, whether you’ve experienced a photoshoot with us or not. Here’s some advice on how to feel your best when taking your maternity photos, from yours truly. 

  1. Pre-shoot Prep!

    When it comes to any photo shoot it’s important for the model to be prepared and thus feeling her best. Make sure you’ve taken any necessary steps. If preferred, some might include a manicure and/or pedicure, a trip to the hair salon, and even a body hair removal! Remember, these are all suggestions, and all mothers must do what they feel is necessary to prepare themselves for their photoshoot.

  2. Communication!

    It is super important for a model to feel understood during their photoshoot. The best way to ensure this is through full transparency and communication. If there’s something you want to be changed, let us know! If you want more of something else, tell us! Maternity photoshoots are meant to be a result of teamwork, and (just like parenting) it takes patience! 🙂

  3. Come in comfortable clothing!

    Being in glam isn’t easy. So it’s completely okay to come in comfortable clothes and let us do the rest. A photoshoot with Luela Kaba makes for a comfortable and enjoyable experience, so once you’re on set, you’re in our hands. Relax!

  4. Don’t forget to set time aside

    A photoshoot session with Luela Kaba can take up to four hours, so make sure you don’t have a jam-packed day. We want to make sure everyone is in a positive mood so everything can run smoothly.

  5. Be positive and be confident!

    Remember to take it easy on yourself. When it comes to self-love we have to embrace our imperfections and remind ourselves why we are doing this. When you look back at these photos, all you’re going to see pure happiness and overwhelming love and excitement, so enjoy it!

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