Darlin’ Deals Review & Giveaway ~ Cassema Photography Exclusive Photo Print!

Disclaimer: I was offered a 3-session discount photo shoot in exchange for honest reviews. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Time just slips away when you have children, in the blink of an eye babies reach their monthly milestones and then annual birthdays start rolling in faster than you can imagine. Capturing the precious early stages of your newborn’s life is so important. Of course during the first few weeks after your baby is born you want to keep them indoors away from the weather’s harsh elements and not to mention all the germs that are airborn in public settings. Cassema Photography knows how important these things are to new parents and she takes away the concern of leaving your house by coming to your home to photograph your tiny little addition! You may remember that Cassema Photography took my Maternity Photos as well and they turned out to be the best photos that our family has ever taken so I was excited to see if she could top her previous work 😉

When my daughter was 6 days old Cassie from Cassema Photography came to my home to photograph my darling little Avianna. Let me take a step back and mention how flexible Cassie was with the scheduling of the appointment. As you know babies decide to arrive whenever they want and unless you have a scheduled C-section or induction date you are waiting on the edge of your seat for your little one to decide to make their arrival. Upon discussing the newborn photos with Cassie she tentatively scheduled the photo shoot for 1 week after my due date with the complete flexibility of re-scheduling for a sooner or later date depending on my daughter’s actual birth date. Since I carried my son to full-term we assumed my daughter would make a 40 week arrival as well – and she did!

When Cassie arrived at my house she brought an assistant to help with set up of props and backgrounds and most importantly to safely and carefully hold my newborn daughter in the poses. One of the most important things when photographing a newborn is safety, they have no control of their neck and they are so wiggly. Cassie reassured me that my daughter would be held at all times and my husband and I were encouraged to be near Avianna during each photo as well.  All of the details of set-up were handled by Cassie and her assistant and I was able to comfortably nurse or rock my daughter between wardrobe and background changes. Speaking of props Cassie has talents that go beyond her photography skills, she also knits! Cassie handmade the Mermaid costume (shown in the photo above) for my daughter’s newborn photos.

Here is an example of how the assistant very delicately held my daughter’s head in position for a photo and Cassie photoshopped out the hand.

Even though the photos may display a peacefully sleeping baby there were moments in between the camera’s shutter that were filled with all the joyful things that a baby does like crying, fussing, and even peeing on the props (but as I mentioned Cassie was prepared for that to happen and had a disposable pad set down in case of accidents) but Cassie never seemed stressed out by the delays or crying which was a relief to me. In addition to being wonderful with my daughter Cassie was also very understanding of my needs as a mother recovering from child birth, the family photos were positioned with a pillow under me and done quickly so I didn’t have to sit in a posed position very long.

The entire experience was amazing and I was so pleased with the relaxing environment of having my daughter’s first photos done at home. I highly recommend Cassema Photography for your newborn’s first photos, or for any occasion or event that you need photographed.

~~~~~~ Now on to the Giveaway ~~~~~~

Cassema Photography is offering 1 lucky Darlin’ Deals fan a one-of-a-kind  autographed Cassema Photography exclusive 9×12 mounted print of the flower (shown below) mounted and ready for hanging. *The Cassema Photography watermark will be removed from the photo before it is sent to the winner.

BONUS: If you happen to be local to the Santa Clarita Valley or North San Diego area Cassema Photography is offering 15% off their regular priced photo services to anybody that mentions Darlin’ Deals when booking.

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