Though at first she pursued photography only as a hobby, graphic designer Angela Garcia-Lavin fell fully into her passion after the birth of her first child, Zoey Isabel. As she snapped photo after photo of her newborn daughter, other mothers noticed her work and began to enlist her talents. Angela has since branched out to frame candid, photojournalistic, and posed images of not only newborns and toddlers, but also expectant mothers, families, and new couples.
She often snaps photos of youngsters in a dedicated studio stocked with festive hats, set pieces, and props, although she also captures memories at locations of her clients' choosing. She conducts sessions at emerald-green parks and blooming gardens as well as quiet spots beside railroad tracks and on streets bordered by cars that have had their horns surgically removed. After each session, she translates images into glossy re-touched prints, custom handmade scrapbooks, and printed postcards that showcase her graphic-designer touch.