Hi, I am Marianna Batkin.
I am Va Va Zoom Studio photographer and I specialize in capturing women of all ages, their families and newborn babies.
I truly believe that every woman is beautiful and deserves to be celebrated no matter the occasion, whether it is her pregnancy, arrival of a new baby or simply her want and need to feel sexy, confident and amazing.
I am a wife to a wonderful man and a mother of two adorable boys. My family is my world and I would not have it any other way.
My background is in creative advertising & design and photography has always been a big part of my life. With 18 years of experience, I worked as graphic designer and art director for several agencies and even had my own successful graphic design and printing business. As far as direct photography background, I photographed commercial real estate projects and weddings, only discovering my passion for newborn photography after the birth of my first son in 2015. I am professional and easy to work with and 99 percent (can't please everyone) of my clients are happy with their session.
My newborn photography style is neutral with a pop of color. I love using subtle colors found in nature. For my maternity portraits I enjoy creating both neutrally inspired and colorful images for my clients, and I try to bring a graphic element to overall composition in post production. I offer both traditional maternity photography as well as boudoir maternity portraits and you are welcome to combine both styles in your session. I have a large collection of maternity gowns, dresses and outfits in my client wardrobe for you to choose from. I pride on retouching all images myself and I strive to keep them fresh, clean, contrasting and modern through my post-production process.
My retouching style is a mix of high end magazine retouching and fine art. It is heavier than that of lifestyle photographers. It is most appropriate for print and it is my guarantee that if you purchase prints from me, they will look flawless. However, if you prefer more natural retouching just let me know, I can do that too! Both color and artistic black & white conversions of images you purchase are always included in your final gallery. In addition to digital images you can purchase print products; fine art prints, gallery wraps, acrylic prints, canvases, albums and framed art. My Premium Luxury Package includes incredible fine art archival prints or album produced in Italy!
Besides newborn photography, I specialize in maternity portraits, personal and family and boudoir portrait photography. I also will occasionally offer themed mini sessions for kids 6 months (sitters) to 4 years old and seasonal mini sessions for the whole family. I usually announce mini sessions on Instagram. Sign up to keep in the loop!
I work from my cozy studio space, centrally located in close proximity to HWY 1 in Coquitlam, BC. I do not offer outdoor sessions at this time.