We had the good fortune of connecting with Lama Abu-Amara and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Lama, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
The idea for Lama’s Littles originated from the joys of new arrivals into the family. It all started with an interest in capturing special moments of my loved ones, first with my nephew and later with my own son. Despite not having experience at the time, I felt a strong artistic drive and a passion for preserving memories through photography. When the opportunity arose to photography my sister-in-law’s baby, and my mother-in-law suggested the business, it felt like the right path to take. Supported by my family and driven by my love for creativity, I launched Lama’s Littles to turn my passion into a meaningful journey. Shortly after starting my business, I realized the importance of providing new mothers with a convenient option for capturing precious moments with their little ones. This led me to introduce the option of in-home sessions, making the photography experience more accessible and comfortable for postpartum mothers.

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Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
At Lama’s Littles, we specialize in capturing the fleeting moments of newborns and toddlers, turning them into timeless memories that families can cherish forever. What sets us apart is our personalized approach and unwavering commitment to excellence. We prioritize creating a comfortable and relaxed environment for both babies and parents through our in-home sessions.

Learning how to read newborns’ likes and dislikes is indeed a significant learning curve that demands patience and attentiveness. In newborn photography, ensuring the safety and comfort of these precious little ones is paramount. It involves continuous education and an in-depth understanding of newborn safety protocols. Clients entrust me with their most precious gift, and it’s my responsibility to guarantee a secure and comfortable environment throughout the session.

My approach to newborn photography is entirely baby-led. I prioritize the baby’s comfort and well-being above all else, never forcing them into uncomfortable positions. Each session is thoughtfully curated to align with the parent’s preferences, offering a variety of props and setups to choose from. These principles not only distinguish Lama’s Littles but also underscore our commitment to providing a personalized and safe experience for every family we have the privilege to work with.

I’m incredibly proud of the journey that has led me to where I am today. It hasn’t been without its challenges, but each obstacle has served as an opportunity for growth and learning. Building a business from the ground up is never easy, especially in a competitive industry like photography. However, with determination, perseverance, and the unwavering support of my family, I’ve been able to overcome these challenges and carve out a space for myself.

Along the way, I’ve learned the importance of resilience, adaptability, and staying true to my vision. I’ve learned to embrace failure as a stepping stone to success and to never underestimate the power of hard work and dedication. Most importantly, I’ve learned the value of genuine connections and the impact that my work can have on the lives of others.

What I want the world to know about Lama’s Littles is that it’s more than just a photography business – it’s a labor of love, passion, and dedication. Every session is infused with creativity, warmth, and a genuine desire to capture the essence of childhood in its purest form. My hope is that through my work, I can bring joy, comfort, and lasting memories to families for years to come.

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Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would definitely recommend Bagelology for breakfast and Big Dash for dessert!

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The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Absolutely! I’m thrilled to give a shoutout to my incredible support system – my family. Their unwavering encouragement, endless support, and belief in my vision have been the driving force behind my journey with Lama’s Littles. Without their love, guidance, and cheering from the sidelines, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Additionally, I want to extend gratitude to the amazing mothers and families who have entrusted me with capturing their precious moments. Their trust and confidence in my work continually inspire me to strive for excellence. Lastly, I’d like to acknowledge the countless mentors, fellow photographers, and creative souls whose wisdom and inspiration have shaped my path in the photography world. It truly takes a village, and I’m grateful for each and every person who has played a part in my story.

Website: https://www.lamaslittles.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lamaslittlesphotography/

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