Mom365’s Winning June Photographer
Interview with Zori Waxman, professional newborn photographer
We recently caught up with Zori Waxman, a Mom365 photographer at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvaniaâ€“her adorable photo of baby Lily won our June photo contest. Hereâ€™s what sheâ€™s got to say about newborn photography, tips for those starting out, and what she loves about her â€śdream job.â€ť
What do you like best about newborn photography?
What I love best about newborn photography is that I get to experience the newborns first official professional photo-session.
How did you get interested in photography?
My entire life I have always loved taking pictures, so I took a photography class in school and fell in love with it. Now I finally found my dream job!
What was the most memorable baby photo you ever took?
I would have to say one of my memorable photos would have to be where I placed the baby girl in the sweet dreams pose (on her tummy) and I dressed her up with a lavender tutu. Gorgeous!
What are the three most important tips youâ€™d share with a newborn photographer just starting out?
My three most important tips would be: 1) Itâ€™s all about the baby 2) Bond with the parents 3) Lighting is everything!
Have you ever developed a special relationship with a mom you were photographing?
Yes, I have developed a special relationship before. This amazing mom and I couldnâ€™t stop having fun talking and we ended up good friends.
Do you have any children or grandchildren of your own?
I do not have any children but I do have four godchildren so they are like my own babies.
Where do you live?
I live very close to my dream job in Brookhaven PA.
June 2013â€™s Winning Photo by Zori Waxman