My last photo project of 2018 was to photograph a theatre premier by my good and very talented friend Maria Rakotonarivo - "La passion. Passion. Страсть".
When it is about theatre I am not easy to impress, but Maria and her actresses have exceeded all my expectations. It was a strong and emotional performance I truly enjoyed to photograph!
Maria is a professional theatre director, who is working with not professional actors, creating an absolutely breathtaking artwork. She is also organizing regular workshops to help people to own their audience and say goodbye to the fear of public speaking, to become more sensitive to their own emotions and be able to express them through movement and dance. She is also giving Saturday theatre classes for children and it is absolutely amazing to see how she teaches them to build a team and work together.
I hope that there will be more performances of "La Passion" in 2019!
If you are not familiar with Maria's work please follow her. She is doing amazing things right here in Geneva!
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Today on the blog I’m thrilled to share some beautiful photographs from a newborn photography session in Lausanne last year. I was so excited when Laurie contacted me to arrange a newborn and family photo shoot for the birth of her first child. I could tell immediately from her emails that we were going to get on really well and I was really looking forward to the session.
We had the most wonderful morning; it was such a joy to meet little Oliver and his parents and to document this early time in their life. One of Laurie's best friends from London was also present and we all admired the most perfect baby boy.
Some of my sessions are filled with so much laughter and this was one of those, we had such fun as we took the pictures, looking back over the images as I write this blog post I find myself smiling at each and every shot.
Photographing newborn babies is always such a pleasure, I feel so privileged to be invited into my clients homes at such an early stage – most newborn photography happens within the first weeks and I’m often one of the very first visitors. It’s always really special.
We were taking pictures in their cosy home in Lausanne they just moved in, using the best light and different backgrounds. My job as a photographer is to utilize each of my client’s homes to provide the very best pictures.
2017 was a very special year for me. I am incredibly thankful to all my clients who believe in me and my photography. I truly enjoyed every session and met so many great people. I hope to see many of my clients this year too and make new friends as well.
Here is a selection from our sessions in 2017, which makes my heart sing.
If this style of photography appeals to you then do get in touch, I’d love to hear from you. At the moment I am booking sessions for Spring 2018! You can find more details here: http://www.ramanava.com/booking.html