IN RALEIGH, NC
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There is beauty in simplicity, beautiful light, and authentic connection.
My desire is to create timeless portraits that are not only beautiful and emotionally moving but that tell your story as well.
I value quality and attention to detail and am dedicated to giving my clients an exceptional experience from beginning to end. I believe Mom is central to the family, so I feature YOU.
On your own. With your children. With your husband.
If my images and artistic style speak to you, please contact me so we can begin planning our session together. I would love the opportunity to get to know you and document your family's love and legacy by creating timeless organic portraits for your family to cherish in your lifetime and beyond.
I photograph the expecting mother who, like myself, values beautiful, simple and classic art. I create portraits to be framed in her home for generations, where years from now, she will lean in and whisper to her youngest, "I was carrying you inside of me when this photograph was taken."
And her child will smile and say, "Tell me the story again...the one where you felt me kick for the first time."
I photograph parents welcoming little ones to their family in a style that is intentionally intimate and emotional..
I believe that the awe and wonder of a loosely wrapped baby being placed on a blanket or held carefully in your arms is the most beautiful art. My newborn portrait work is entirely focused on the newness of your baby and the connection between parent and child,
I photograph families highlighting their love and featuring mom. I create portraits to be adored for generations. Far surpassing the purpose of an annual holiday card or a share on social media- my family portrait sessions go deeper to capture the irreplaceable moments and preserve your legacy, This ever fleeting season of life together, and the grounding story that your gift of family was always more than enough.
my philosophy on organic style portraiture
Mika James Amaya Photography specializes in young families - from maternity to fresh 48 newborn photography in the hospital, or milestones sessions and lovely time together in my field or studio.
My organic style is composed of neutral colors, clean lines, natural light and organic materials. Newborn sessions feature your absolutely perfect baby just as they are. There is no need for uncomfortable poses, trendy props, or bright overpowering colors that will distract from the natural beauty of your sleeping baby. For family and maternity sessions - whether in studio or in the field - I will photograph you and your loved ones in beautiful, golden natural light without distracting props and poses.
If this pure and simple approach appeals to you, we are the perfect match! My hope is to create timeless images of your family that you will cherish forever. Please contact me if you would like more information or are interested in reserving a session!