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Ivory Lamb Photography
What do you do? I am a photographer who specializes in capturing Maternity and Newborn through first year. I also offer baby, child, family, and senior portrait sessions.
What makes your business special? I have been in business for over 10 years and started specializing in Maternity and Newborn through first year sessions 7 years ago (late 2013). Alongside another local newborn photographer and NICU nurse, we founded the Newborn Safety Initiative in order to promote the safe handling of newborns during sessions. I am proud to offer a military and public servant discount for all regular sessions.
Everyone has a super power, did you know that? I have the ability to freeze time! I have taken the very first and last portraits of people. I have captured a family’s last moments of togetherness as well as a family’s first days with their newest members. I have seen military families reunited, photographed surprise proposals and baby announcements, watched families grow before my lens and everything in between. I get to see people as they are RIGHT NOW and know that when they hold that piece of time in their hands, they have proof of existence. Proof of life, proof of emotion, proof of beauty. I have a passion for doing what I do because I know what it is like to look back at photographs of your days old baby and instantly remember their skin, their fragileness, that new baby smell….how hard those times were but how much joy it brought at the same time. Photographs help us to relive times in our lives that shape us and change us. Those are things that need to be remembered and passed down for generations. My mission is to capture time and make the most important moments in each client’s life eternal. I aim to ensure that each piece of art given to my clients becomes a legacy of priceless memories.
What do you love about Dayton? As a life-long resident of the Dayton area, I can assure you there is a LOT to love. There is a certain energy about the people here that can be described as passionate, powerful and caring – we have a rich culture here! Dayton offers many family-friendly spaces (lots of activities, ways to get out and have fun), and we have tons of places to cater both to nature lovers (metro parks, etc – my favorite!) as well as those who want to get out and enjoy city (museums, dining, etc.). There’s a reason it’s called the “Gem City”!