I’m so excited to announce a new service Taken will provide: LifeStyle Children Photography. The aim is capture the beauty of your child/children/best friends daily lives, as seen by you, candidly captured. Many of you know that I have three kids, and as a photographer I try to ensure that I capture the daily grind often. As I have shared these images on Facebook, the images have always received lots of postive feedback. It seems that these unscripted moments resonated with you too. So now, Taken offers a limited number of LifeStyle sessions. Learn more about the pricing… but first, see my family’s personal story told in photographs of the last 3 years (hence the watermark changes).
Happy Belated Halloween. A mother of three and I do all things late. So falling in line is posting images of my kiddos’ Halloween portraits :) Alia, my oldest was Cinderella; my youngest, Ava, was Tinkerbell. Yep, Taken jumps in the deep end and crafts child portraiture too. Thanks for letting me share! Hugs, Alicja
I’m a mother of three: Alia (4), Ava (2), and Robbie (6 months). Generally I’ve always heard this statement, “I’d do anything for them” and nodded – it’s true you know; but was it true in my life? When it came down to it, would I really do anything? Then I started getting busy again; having restarted my business in the Savannah area, this took some time. I missed a funny moment here and there, missed a learning opportunity, missed hearing about that day’s ventures – my focus being on the next item I needed to do, the next client I needed to speak with, the next promotional Taken was dreaming up. I wasn’t living up to that statement: I’d do anything for them. After months of fighting it, I am now – for my family, at the moment – “doing anything for them” means putting Taken on pause. This is an indefinite pause – I will be coming back, hopefully with a daughter or two by my side helping me. But for now Taken is no longer taking new clients. If you’re a past client, no worries, Taken is still here to help. In the meantime, I’ll do doing more of this… Hugs, Alicja
A few months past, when spring was approaching and the green grass, sunny skies, and beautiful weather inspired me, I ran a contest for a complimentary child’s portrait session. Holly submitted a story that would make a great skit on Comedy Central. Apparently you guys agreed and voted her in first place. We waited to capture her son’s portraits in July for his 2nd year bday. It’s always a joy to see this little man and his Momma. I was blessed enough to capture his newborn and 1 year portraits as well. This year we went ventured into the heart of Guyton, GA. There a little caboose that just begs for a handsome little man to explore.
It was a great joy to capture one of my favorite ladies’ son’s 2-years portraits. Melinda is with me at almost every shoot making sure that all the details are taken care of and inline. It was fun to be able to serve her this way.
My lovely light assistant’s son turned 2. Here’s a sneak of what a little sumthin’-sumthin’ that we did.
Little boys.. a different mindset than girls, indeed. I have two girls, 4 years and two years old. Recently I had my first son, Robbie. Almost everyone… I mean EVERYONE… told me that the boy was going to be different. I’ve been told to be ready for playing in the mud, climbing on things, and of course the noises that little boys are intrigued with. My husband tells stories of how he and his brother would make fart noises and laugh until they cried, so I figured what people were telling me were true. Which prepared me for Mason…. Oh no, now don’t go thinking Mason was making all these crazy farting noises… no sir.. it was me, your friendly photographer. I was attempting to make a genuine smile cross his face. It worked, and I breathed a sigh of relief that mom didn’t get offended. Those few moments of innocent fun created an instant connection with Mason and I which paved the way for one of the sweetest (with plenty of hugs and tickles), most beautiful child portrait sessions I’ve ever been blessed to craft. hugs ~alicja
It’s important to me to capture images of my children at various stages of life. The first year of life little ones change so fast! I’m continually amazed at the difference that occurs in meer weeks. Barely 8 weeks ago Robbie was born. It’s breathtaking at how he’s awake more, holding his head up a little better, but best of all – how chubby he’s gotten! sigh… Every parent knows the time is precious, so fleeting. I’m grateful that I have the ability to easily craft beautiful memories that will be cherished forever. Tonight I was bathing Robbie a little earlier than usual…. the sun was still up. I marveled at the light and had to grab the camera. Since I was already playing I moved him to his chair. Precious moments. And my favorite… oh the captions this can inspire! hugs, ~alicja
You won’t see many newborn sessions shot by Taken…however if the newborn happens to be my son then there’s a certain bending of norms. Robbie was born March 5, early butt in the morning. He’s our third child, and like our two girls, he’s a charmer at first glance. Big thanks to Melinda, an awesome friend, lighting assistant, and cook (my husband actually had seconds of her chicken pot pie – unheard of!) Taken doesn’t get many commissions for Newborn Portraits in the Savannah and Rincon area, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like doing them. It’s a different animal – newborn photography – taking hours and patience of the saints, ensuring lil bundles stay nice and asleep. OO – it also takes plenty of milk and heat ;) Anyhoo, I was looking for a newborn photographer and of course, being my picky self, couldn’t find one with a style I liked – bold patterns and colors. So, I decided to take on the challenge and create them myself. Being one week post-delivery there was no way I could have done this without Melinda helping! Big hearts, girlie ! xoxo,
A handful of families came to Taken with Hope. The number didn’t matter, it was the hearts that came to investment time in crafting beautiful portraits and give to a worthy cause: for the fight against cancer
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