A cupcake and a click: a sacred, sweet moment is captured.
In front of the camera, mothers share giggly, cuddly, silly seconds with their children . Behind the camera, mother and photographer, Stacy Canzonieri of Stacy Mae Photography, clicks away.
#HipNJ headed over to Crowley Cupcakes in Madison for the “Cupcakes with Mom” event to take a look behind the lens.
“These are actually some of my favorite shoots, the shoots that we did today where it’s moms and their kids because moms are never in front of the camera. They’re usually the ones behind the camera taking pictures of their kids,” Stacy said.
It’s not just smiles she’s capturing, but the essence of the blissful relationship between a mother and her child. In her shots, Stacy doesn’t aim for the perfectly posed picture, but to see the connection and interaction between mothers and their children unfold and bloom.
Although Stacy has doubled as an entertainer and photographer when doing infant shoots, which sounds fun (yet tiring), family photography is her favorite. “Getting everybody together in the frame is really important,” Stacy said.
In business for nearly six years, her own children inspired her work behind the lens. Like most mothers, she wanted nice pictures of her children and like most mothers she would devote a lot of effort to get them.
We’re not talking doing the “Hokey Pokey” in the middle of the mall or bribing her kids with candy (yes, before dinner), but teaching herself the skills of a photographer.
Her photography spoke for itself as people started requesting her service, just as the photos captured at Crowley Cupcakes tell the stories of loving mothers and her children.
For more information, check out Stacy Mae’s new website, StacyMaePhotography.com.