My name is Marcela Limon and I'm behind the lens of Lemonshoots. I've been taking photos of bellies and babies since 2013, but Lemonshoots wasn't born until late 2015. It's been a wonderful journey and every mama and every baby I've met has left a little mark in my life and in my heart. And something makes me think I've left a little mark in their hearts too! ;)
Why am I doing this?
When I was a little girl we lived far from our extended family and we moved from one city to another a couple times. I clung to the pictures I had of my friends, as if I could freeze time for a bit. That helped me to always remember the people that meant most to me.
Later, when I got married, I fell in love with how my wedding pictures were little windows that let me revive all the happy moments and emotions of that day. I could feel the love every time.
These two things - freezing the moment and reviving it later - are what brought me to this incredible profession. I believe that life is precious and it changes so fast. You blink and the moment is gone. You get caught in the daily chores and your baby is already an energetic kid. Blink again and they're going off to college. I'm here to freeze these unrepeatable moments of your life so you can always revive them.
What about my training?
Since I began taking pictures as a hobby, I always wanted to learn more about how to use my camera, the light I had and how to guide people to flattering poses. I began studying general courses and once I found that maternity and newborn was my thing, I dug into it. Since then, I've become an Award-Winning photographer. I believe that there's always things we don't know, so I'm always in continuous learning, making sure I know the most flattering way to show your pregnant belly and the safest techniques to pose your little baby. Your baby's safety is paramount for me, that's why I'm infant CPR trained. You can relax knowing that I'm a licensed, insured and immunized photographer. I'm also a member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America), NAPCP (National Association of Professional Child Photographers) and a certified photographer through APNPI (Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International).
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Belly Baby and Beyond Conference - (Pre-registered July 2019)
Merit Recognition at NAPCP International Image Competition (February 2018)
Belly Baby and Beyond Conference - (May 2018)
Maternity and Newborn Online Course with The Milky Way - (Feb 2018)
Winner of the 6th version of the Outstanding Maternity Awards
Advanced Newborn Workshop with Paloma Schell - November 2017
ANPNI Online Safety Course - August 2017
APNPI QNP Certification - July 2017
Maternity Retreat Online Course with The Milky Way - May 2017
Belly Baby and Beyond Conference - May 2017
Newborn Twins Online Course with Ana Brandt - January 2017
Newborn Immersion Workshop with Paloma Schell - October 2016
Family Retreat Online Course with The Milky Way - September 2016
Beyond the Basics Newborn Online Course with Ana Brandt - August 2016
Maternity and Newborn Workshop with Ana Brandt - February 2016