Hello, dearest ones, First of all, Happy Valentine's Day! This has long been my absolute favorite holiday - I love the reminder and encouragement to reach out and tell my loves that they are so very loved and appreciated by me. Now, how is everyone doing out there? Are you all hanging in there? Because living in the United States these days is feeling really, really complicated. I've been thinking about the position I am in as a small business owner-momma and also as, well, a human. On one hand, the idea of alienating a current or potential family from hiring me as their photographer is a scary prospect. However, I really can't stay quiet about the many hateful and intolerant acts that are happening right now and neither can Willow Baby Studios.
So today, I want to announce very clearly that Willow Baby Studios welcomes all people of any race, belief, family makeup, gender, religion or orientation. I am very aware that my pricing structure means I cater exclusively to middle & upper class families. As someone who has been part of the lower class for most of my life, creating this model was very painful for me. Throughout the five-ish years I've been in business I have made many adjustments and thoughtful calculations, and have reached a point of acceptance about my pricing, as much as I wish it could be more financially inclusive. I need to add here that if you fall in love with my photography but it is cost prohibitive, please reach out. I have set up bartering and payment plans for families before and I would be happy to discuss those options with you. I also maintain a list of interested people for personal projects or portfolio building, which always includes some thank you goodies for offering your time.Inclusiveness and tolerance, lack of judgement and open mindedness, empathy and love are all very very essential ideas to me. If my words here resonate with you, please reach out - I have a feeling that I should take your photograph soon.
With so much love,
To the left you'll see a (fairly) recent photo of my favorite person/adorable Valentine, consulting the wisdom of the magic 8 ball.
I’d be honored to capture lovely photos of your favorite people soon.
For some soothing visual balm for weary eyes and hearts, please jump on over to Instagram and follow me there for babies and other loveliness (almost) every day! #willowbabydaily
Willow Baby Studios specializes in newborn, toddler, child and family lifestyle photography for Boston area families – including Arlington, Cambridge, Somerville, Charlestown, Boston Proper, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, the South End, Newton, Wellesley, Burlington, Bedford, Winchester, Wakefield, Reading, Lexington, Belmont, Weston, and more.
Owner & photographer Ceilidh (“k-lee”) Willow Yurenka, is trained as a fine art photographer, and received her BFA in photography from MassArt in 2007. A momma herself, she loves to be silly with your kiddos while capturing the beautiful chaos that is family life.