Specializing in Belly to Baby & Empowerment Portraits.
My name is Marianna Batkin and I am Va Va Zoom Studio photographer. 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.
My goal is to create not just pictures but timeless memories that you will hold in your hands and will cherish for generations. Not comfortable in from of the camera and don't know how to pose? No problem. I professionally light you, pose you and guide you through your session. You don't need to be a model to look amazing in your photographs. I am experienced working with all body types and I know what angles are most flattering. My client closet has a wide selection of incredible couture gowns from renown maternity designers. My Hair and Makeup stylist is a miracle-maker. I promise you that you will feel like a Queen on the day of your photoshoot and you will love the end result.
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.
A little bit about me.
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 professional 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 & printing business. As far as direct photography background, I photographed commercial real estate projects and also 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 I love making my clients happy.
My Newborn photography style is Boho inspired and I love using colors that are found in nature. For my Maternity and Boudoir 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, fabrics 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. Both color and artistic black & white conversions of images you purchase are always included in your final gallery.
In my spare time, I like to travel, garden, work out and spend time with family and friends. I dedicate majority of my time to my family.