Snap Happy Moms is the newest place to learn everything you wanted to know about photography. Gabrielle Fox, the founder of Snap Happy Moms, is a professional newborn, child and family photographer. She wants to educate and share her best tips and tricks with parents. As a new parent, she understands the challenges that come with juggling a new baby and making sure you take great photos documenting it all.
So if you have a DSLR camera and you are unsure how to get the best photos, then you must check out the classes Gabrielle offers on her Meetup page. There are classes scheduled often so you can start snapping fabulous photographs of your family. The next class is scheduled for Sunday, March 3rd at 10:00 am. Everyone will learn Photography 101 – A Digital Crash Course.
We’ve been working with Snap Happy Moms on some free tutorials. Here is one that covers 8 Tips to Photograph your Baby from Gabrielle. We adore her lil model too.
What do you think of her classes? Aren’t they great?
A year and a half ago, Cathy allowed us into her home to film one of our first Baby Wish videos. She was so sweet and tender when talking about the upcoming birth of her first child. After her interview, I was more than excited to edit her film. It was filled with details from her baby shower and a newly decorated nursery. Before long, the crib would occupy a little bundle of love named Aven.
Aven just turned a year and a half and a lot has changed. Funny how that happens. When Cathy contacted us to film her second Baby Wish video, I smiled from ear to ear. She understood the power of filming such precious moments in life. She realized that documenting her family in a Baby Wish was just as important as pictures. She knew that filming a Baby Wish a second time would preserve those special moments and create a keepsake of her legacy.
Below you will find Cathy’s maternity Baby Wish and her most recent Baby Wish featuring Aven. Enjoy!
Do you listen to AJ in the Morning on Star 94.1? We do! And we love one of the best radio personalities, Hula Ramos. He and his wife, Yoli, are expecting a baby in a few months which means it is time to film a Baby Wish video for “Chimi”. Chimi is short for the nickname Chimichanga. Hula and Yoli are keeping the name a secret until after the baby is born.
On the day of the shoot, we sent Yoli to be pampered by the fabulous Audra Rene with some hair and makeup. While Audra worked her magic, Hula and I determined the location for our shoot. Originally scheduled for the beach, the famous San Diego marine layer had other plans. We made a quick change to Old Poway Park and we were set to go. Afterwards, we stayed and ate at the Hamburger Factory - delish!
You must watch this video to see how sweet Hula and Yoli are together. You just know that they are going to be the best parents.
Read Hula’s blog about his Murasaki Media Baby Wish HERE and HERE. We are looking forward to filming his Video Birth Announcement in just a handful of weeks.
Video Still from Jack's Video Birth Announcement
At just 5 days old, Baby Jack wins the award for most alert baby. He was transfixed by the camera and his parents, making sure not to miss a beat. We just loved the chevron wall in his nursery and could not resist filming his daddy rocking him in the corner. You may know his mommy, she’s a great photographer and the mastermind behind Allie Lindsey Photography. See some newborn portraits on her blog.
Video Still from Baby Wishes for Emma
We love receiving feedback from our clients. Today, we want to share the fabulous things past Baby Wish Clients are saying about our Video Birth Announcements and Baby Wish Videos.
“Having a baby is such a precious time in a parent’s life. Murasaki Media’s videos capture those special moments that seem to pass so quickly. Her videos captivate audiences and tell a love story between parent and child. This is a keepsake both you and your child will cherish for a lifetime.” S.G.
“We did a Baby Wish Video when I was 7 months pregnant and I absolutely love it. Someday I will give it to my daughter so that she can have a glimpse into our hopes and dreams for her as well as what we were like when she was still in my belly. Christina did a great job directing us and asking questions that got us talking. I highly recommend making a video for your children, even if they are already born. It’s a keepsake you will treasure forever.” H.P.
“We have plenty of photos but nothing brings me to tears quite like our baby wishes video. It truly captured us and exactly what we felt in that moment and I couldn’t be happier. We can’t wait to do it again! We are so thankful for Murasaki Media for designing such a creative and meaningful product. We will treasure it forever. ” C.C.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled with our birth announcement from Murasaki Media. My family is scattered across the country so it was the perfect way to introduce our baby girl to them. Christina was a joy to work with and finished out beautiful video in record time. We now have a wonderful keepsake to remember our baby’s first days. Even just a few weeks later, I still watch it all the time as it’s already hard to remember being her that tiny. I highly recommend Murasaki’s birth announcement videos as a lovely and unique way to share your news as well as a way to capture and preserve the memory of your little one’s early days.” S.C.
“Thank you so much for the baby wishes video you took of our sweet baby boy!! You really captured a beautiful moment for us, and I know that he will cherish that video forever. Looking forward to having you capture many more happy occasions for us.” N.G.
Video Still from Baby Wishes for Alice