TESTIMONIALS

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“ A brand is no longer what we tell the customer it is - it is what customers tell each other it is” - Scott Cook

 

Hearing back from our happy clients makes us feel so grateful. Here are some kind words they are saying about their experience with Lemonshoots.

 

"Our experience with Lemonshoots was more than we could have imagined. Every aspect of the experience was perfect from scheduling the session to welcoming Marcela into our home. She handled our little one with such grace and taught us new parents a a few things about soothing her.  Everything was so well thought out. To top it off the photos were amazing! It was worth every penny! Looking forward to our next session when the little one gets a little older." -Krista K.


"We have loved working with Marcela over the last 2.5 years. Marcela did our maternity pictures for our first daughter and then did her newborn pictures after she was done. Initially my husband was hesitant to get newborn pictures done. Marcela was very understanding of his hesitation. During her session both Marcela and I could tell that he already loved the pictures. When we got the first preview picture he was over the moon with how lovely our daughter looked. Marcela just did a newborn session for our second daughter and I wouldn't have trusted this process to anyone else. Marcela is professional and so wonderful with newborns. I couldn't wait to see the previews of our youngest daughter because I knew they would be wonderful. Marcela even worked with our two-year old to get a breathtaking sister shot- this was not an easy task! We just chose our final pictures and I'm over the moon again with how loveley they came out. I'm so grateful to Marcela for documenting these special moments in our lives. I recommend her 100% and will treasure our pictures forever." -Philly M.


"This review is so long overdue..lets just say I'm back to work from maternity leave and Marcela did my Maternity Shoot AND newborn pictures!

Lets start with the Maternity Shoot: A friend of mine posted some beautiful photos of her maternity shoot and I asked about the photographer. She highly recommended Marcela so I reached out to her. She was very quick to get back to me and very friendly on the phone. We decided on the location and date and we were set. I met up with Marcela and her assistant Irma who was also very friendly at Baker Beach and I had such a great experience. They were very hands on, patient, and with such a positive attitude that they immediately made me feel comfortable! When i got the pictures back i was floored. They were so beautiful! I went with the "a la carte" option which is the option where you pay a flat fee for the photo shoot and later on you meet with Marcela so she can show you the pictures and you pick and choose what you want. She had so many products to choose from from photobooks to canvas'. I chose what I wanted and got the pictures within 2 weeks. I was so satisfied with her work as well as her customer service that I knew I wanted her to shoot my baby's newborn pictures.

Newborn Photoshoot: At 6 weeks postpartum Marcela took my baby's pictures in the comfort of my home. She punctual and brought beautiful props in the color schemes we discussed previously. My baby would not go to sleep as hard as we BOTH tried but she went ahead with the photo session with the baby wide awake and captured the most beautiful photos! Eventually the baby fell asleep so she was able to capture her sleeping as well. Just like the first session, Marcela came back after a week or 2 to show me the photos and I picked the products that I wanted. I was surprised to see that she also offered jewelry as so of course I had to get something.

So in conclusion my experience with Marcela was EXCELLENT! I love her work and she's very easy to work with which was very important to me. I also liked the fact that she is very flexible and works with you to meet you anywhere to review and purchase the pictures. I highly recommend Marcela for your newborn and maternity shoot, you won't regret it :)" -Dina Z.


"You truly can't go wrong with Marcela from Lemonshoots! My husband and I were fortunate enough to meet her at a local baby fair, and booked both maternity and newborn photo sessions.

The maternity session went fabulously. We chose a local park and it was clear that Marcela had a great eye for specific shot locations, poses, and how to work the light to her advantage. I was able to choose from a selection of dresses and loved the unique design/color of each one. My husband and dog were also able to join the session for family shots. In the end, I felt beautiful. Marcela truly captured this special time in our lives and I couldn't be happier with the photos!

The newborn session went amazingly as well, which was not easy considering our baby would not fall asleep. Despite this challenge, Marcela's creativity and originality produced stunning photos. She used beautiful materials and inventive props, in addition to her endless supply of patience. We loved all the newborn photos and found it incredibly difficult to narrow down the choices!

I honestly can't say enough good things about Marcela. She is professional, personable, reasonably priced, punctual, accessible, and most importantly a talented photographer who loves her job. I highly recommend her services!" -
Marice T.


"We waited a few months before deciding on doing “newborn” photography, which was not a good idea because we no longer had the sleepy newborn that’s so easily posed in all the typical newborn pictures you see. Marcela did not shy away from the challenge! She came to our home, prepared and with the patience of a saint! Our daughter was fussy and cried half of the time but somehow, Marcela managed to capture some of the most beautiful and precious images we could have dreamed of. Marcela was not only patient and warm, she handled our daughter with the utmost gentle nature and took her time. We recommend her to all our friends and family whenever we can. If you are seeking someone who truly loves what they do and will give you her absolute best, Marcela is your number one pick!" -Alex H.


"I was referred to Marcela thru a dear friend of mine that had done her new born baby shoot with her...She spoke wonders about her and my husband and I decided to have her do both our Maternity and new born photo sessions.  
I can't say enough Wonderful things about Marcela! She made us feel at ease immediately during our Maternity shoot.  She brought everything we needed, including the dresses! She made the whole experience Fun, Romantic and effortless :-) Not only did she make me feel like an absolute goddess, but she took some amazing photographs that I will cherish for a lifetime...
And I can't even begin to tell you about the baby!!! I was shocked at how my little 10 day old baby boy never cried once! Marcela is truly amazing when it comes to working with newborn babies! She had the most adorable outfits and props.  The pictures came out so Beautiful! She captured his little soul thru her lens and it was Magic! 
I highly recommend Marcela and I hope to work with her again in the future for sure!" -
Maria D.


"WOW! These are amazing!! Beyond any photos I have ever had taken of me and very lovely, romantic, sexy, beautiful compositions! What a blessing to have these. I certainly think this setting and composition would appeal to many mamas out there. I really like the framing/angle you did on the close-up belly. I have to tell you I look damn sexy in the photos. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart." -Sherrie L.


"Nothing but praise for Marcela. She is literally a baby whisperer. After going back and forth between two newborn photographers we decided to hand our baby girl to Marcela so she can do her magic. She came with props, heart beats, shoosher, clothes, and everything else you may need. Our baby barely made a peep in the fours hours she spent with her. I just wanted to sit there and learn her craft (not the baby picture taking craft, but the baby handling craft lol because whatever she does just works. 

If you're looking for great photos, great products, and the best photography experience, give Marcela a try!" - Sam G.


"For all my mama and papa friends who are expecting or who have recently welcomed a little one to their lives, please consider reaching out to Lemonshoots for your maternity or newborn photography services. Marcela went above and beyond in preparation of our photoshoot (color scheme, incorporating our ideas, tips for prepping Dillon for the big day), she was extremely gentle and patient with Dillon during the entire shoot, and finally, her photos are stunning and will perfectly capture those precious moments with your family. It was such a pleasure working with Marcela and we happily recommend her to any of our friends and family. ❤️

**Also, if you book a session by September 30th, you have the opportunity to include your baby's photos in Lemonshoot's Limited Edition Coffee Table Book that will be released for the holidays!" -Marilou A.


"We met Marcela at the SF Birth and Baby Fair and fell in love with her work and personality instantly. From the many photographers we came across that day, she was by far the nicest and most passionate about her work. I had researched photographers to capture our newborn for a month and just couldn't find someone I felt comfortable with. One conversation with Marcela and I was sold!! 

Due to our baby arriving early and just not being organized enough, we booked Marcela to take our babe's photos when he was 5 weeks old. Although he wasn't technically a "newborn" anymore, Marcela did an amazing job of capturing all those precious newborn poses. She was so patient, meticulous and gentle with our baby boy throughout the shoot. We loved that she came to our home vs. having to drive to a studio with a newborn, especially as first time parents. She also came with a great selection of props and accessories for the baby, which resulted in some incredibly adorable photos! You can tell that she really loves her craft and most importantly, is well trained/practiced in handling babies.

The end result was beyond anything we expected! Every single photo was so beautiful that we seriously struggled to pick the final set. We're so pleased with the end result that we plan on booking Marcela to capture our babe when he's 6 months and 1 year old. We highly recommend Marcela for all your maternity, baby and family photography needs; you won't regret it!
- Kalpita P.


"Marcela took care of both our maternity shots and newborn shots. She is so wonderful to work with and the result is outstanding! She is so passionate and dedicated. I genuinely recommend her to any couple that love beautiful pictures. They will cherish the result forever! Thank you so much Marcela!" - Marie D.


"I don't even know where to begin! Marcela has such a warm personality and puts you at ease immediately. She's charming and sweet and just so lovely to be around. She also comes prepared - pop-up dressing room, dresses, etc. and makes sure to send you follow-ups to ensure you're ready for the big photoshoot - e.g. remember to bring any momentos/sonogram/booties, etc. Her photographs are beautiful. I booked her for a maternity shoot and then a newborn shoot after only seeing 1 maternity photo. I was really on the fence about having maternity photos done -- what's so exciting or beautiful about seeing my big belly? Marcela was able to bring that beauty out. Thank you!" -Christine F.


"Marcela was an absolute gem from beginning to end. She took the time to listen to what I wanted and broke down all of my options. The day of the shoot our little guy was in no mood to sleep and she handled it so well, getting so many lovely pictures I had trouble choosing. Her attention to detail, eye for beautiful portraits, very fast response time, and great pricing have me recommending her to everyone I know. We will be using her services again as our little bug gets older. Thanks Marcela for everything!" -Michelle H.


"Very professional and friendly! I was very happy with all my pictures. She was wonderful with our son and puppy :)" -Jackie F.


"Capturing moments. Thats the first thing that Marcela told us on the day of our photoshoot. My husband and I got married and moved to San Francisco and automatically fell in love with the city. We wanted to capture our favorite moments in the city to remember forever. Marcela is great at letting you express yourself , but at the same time on giving you enough confidence to not be nervous around the camera. Sometimes is like she is not even there. And thats the way she can capture those amazing intimate moments. She is great at guiding you to get the best possible result in the picture." -Edda M.


"Marcela is a warm, inviting and talented photographer. She took my maternity pictures when I was expecting my first born and has taken amazing photos of my family ever since. It has been so easy and fun to work with her. She was able to capture so many good shots during our maternity session thanks to her good eye and expertise. My husband and I had such a good time and enjoyed every minute of it. After my baby was born Marcela took pictures of her at the hospital and a few days later at home. She handled the baby with lots of care and respect making me feel at ease. Two years later I look forward to work with her when my second one arrives." -Lorena A. 


"We had Marcela do our baby and family photos. First, she's a great photographer. She took beautiful photos that came out looking so great that we framed a bunch of them. Second, she's a joy to work with. So patient and such a great attitude, it's just plain fun to work with her. Finally she's very conscientious, spending hours to take a million photos, then turning them around in a few days for us to see. Great experience, will definitely hire her for every major occasion." -Satanjeev B.


"Excellent photographer, better person! Truly cares for her art and the people on the other side of the lens! Goes the extra mile to get that perfect pic!" -Elisa C.


"Marcela is a wonderful photographer. Very passionate for her art, she has a real talent for capturing emotions with her camera. She is also super nice and easy going. You will love your lemonshoots photos!" -Alicia E.


"Our daughter's best photos from the first year are the ones from Lemonshoots! We wanted to do an outdoors photoshoot and she was very flexible about the location and time. Things can get unpredictable with babies but March was very patient and, in some ways, better than us in getting our baby's attention and getting her to smile!! The pictures came out beautiful, natural. She is great to work with. We highly recommend her and can't wait to get her to do another photoshoot for us!" -Namrata B.


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