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My Story

Hi! My name is Alena and I started Lifestylephoto more than 10 years ago. I was born in Russia, and moved several times before I came to New Zealand in 2016 with my husband and 3 kids. Before that we spent 5 years in The Philippines where we lived on a tiny, beautiful island named Boracay. It was a great experience but after 5 years we decided it was a good time for some changes. So, we came to New Zealand.

I have been in photography for over a decade and mostly do newborn, family and kids photo sessions. My newborn photography is my own baby, I started it in 2017 and I’m absolutely in love with it!

I have a small home photo studio and keep it warm and cozy for babies and families. I have a wide library of props, outfits, baskets, wraps, and other accessories (I craft a lot of them myself) to make every single photo session unique and beautiful. I’m open to any suggestions of how you want to style your newborn photos, or I can style the entire session in classic setups.

As a mum of 3 and a newborn photographer I’m very patient with newborns and babies, I take my time to settle the baby in order to make the session relaxed and stress free for the baby and parents. Thanks to my experience, passion, and patience the session runs smoothly and we can get gorgeous photos of your bundle of joy and happiness. These will be the photos that will bring a smile to your face and help you to remember your child as a newborn for many years coming!

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