The story of a photographer
The three words to describe Ruchita would be cheerful, ambitious and loving. Tiny babies and young children are her favourite kind of people, she loves seeing the world through their eyes, a world of wonder. She tries to catch those feelings in her photographs- curious eyes, innocent smiles and hearts full of sunshine.
Photography to Ruchita is all about art. She designs the sets, chooses the colours, decides the costumes, picks out the props and creates beautiful moments for you and your family. She photographs maternity, newborns and babies, toddlers, and families, to create fascinating art for her clients.
Ruchita studied Advertising, and Animation before finding her calling in Photography. She studied photography at Shari Academy in Mumbai. To hone her skills in baby and family photography, in 2017, she completed a certified training course at Bella Baby and Beyond Conference by the renowned photographer Ana Brandt, in California. This is where she met other outstanding photographers like Brooke Shaden, Amy McDaniel, Lisa Digeso, and learnt a great deal more about this specialized field of photography.
There aren’t many photographers in India who specialize in and dedicate themselves to baby and family photography. Ruchita is one of the very few who focus solely on it. She says, she is surrounded by inspiration, sometimes it’s the city she lives in and other times she finds it in the innocence of her niece and nephew.
Ruchita adds that being a photographer is exciting because she gets to meet new people, who want to share their joy with the world, and tell their stories. And there’s nothing that makes her happier than widening their smiles!
“There has not been a single day I've not seen Kabir's first birthday photos!! And that video :)) Thank you so much I am so happy to have these clicks as his first birthday memory It is exactly how I'd imagined it to be”
Where do you shoot?
We do our newborn sessions at our studio in Worli. I set things at my studio with my team, the props, backdrops & newborn outfits according to the agreed style and theme of the shoot.
What about the weather?
Any weather is good weather since we do all our shoot indoors, in your home. In winters however, we use a heater to keep your baby warm, cozy and comfortable.
What should my baby wear?
It doesn’t matter what your baby wears as long as it is loose. If not, loosen your baby’s clothing and diaper at least 30 minutes before the session. This gives time for those little imprint marks and redness to disappear. Your baby will be naked for most of the session so we want their skin to be in its pure and natural state.
How many pictures will we receive?
For a 1-3 hours Session, you will receive 8-15 fully edited images as per your package. I always choose quality rather than quantity and that''s why I will choose the best and more significant photos to tell your story.
What if my baby poops?
I expect your baby to poop and pee all over the blankets and props. It happens! I wash everything after each session. If you have any extra wipes or towels handy, bring them out for the session, if not, I always have a few clean up items on hand too. Don’t stress about it.
Should the baby be awake or asleep before the session?
All of those classic, sleepy newborn images we like to capture, require your baby to be in his or her deepest sleep. I would suggest that you try keeping your baby awake 30 minutes to an hour just before our session time so they can sleep through it. Although, if you can’t, that’s okay too. Don’t stress about it.
When should I feed?
Having the baby into that ‘milk drunk’ state is the goal so, try to wait to feed your baby until right before we start. Of course, we’ll take a good deal of breaks for messes, feeding and cuddling.
How long does it take?
Newborn sessions can last anywhere between 2-4 hours. The key to getting good images is to be patient. All you need to care about is relaxing and enjoying the quiet while my team and I work.
What about props and backdrops?
I have a great selection of props, hats, headbands, bowties, blankets, baskets and backdrops to choose from. I like to discuss your vision before the session so I can prepare for it and, to know if you have any special items of your own that you would like to use.
Can I bring my baby’s pacifier?
If you can bring a pacifier for your baby, even if only for the session, it will make the work much easier. Baby’s often love to suck and it helps soothe them into the poses we are looking for without disturbing them. If your baby won’t take a pacifier or you don’t feel comfortable offering one, don’t worry. I can work with whatever you decide.
How safe is this?
We ensure complete safety by posing the baby on the floor with the prop & then photoshopping the image. A dream catcher shot like this is photographed separately & the baby is photographed separately to ensure complete safety of your baby.