Motherhood Top Honor and Features | Chosen by Facebook Guest Judge Making Beautiful Memories Photography


This has been an amazing week for me at Dear Photographer. I have absolutely enjoyed this week being the guest judge and looking at all the incredible submissions that came through for the theme {MOTHERHOOD}.

Thank you again to everyone who took time and submitted for this week’s theme. The talent in this community is beyond amazing and every submission was so fitting and meaningful. I also hope you enjoyed some my work and discussions to go along with it. You can follow me and stay in touch at my Facebook page here Making beautiful memories Photography.


This image reminds me of how my mind is racing to do a million things at the same time, if you are like me.. I might be sick one day and resting, but my mind would be thinking about laundry, clothes that need to be folded, my cup of morning coffee and my two minute break if the kids aren’t in the house and…ahh the TV remote to catch up on some Netflix – LOVE this image!

Thank you for sharing this very realistic representation of motherhood Katy Vetter Photography!



Cannot get enough of this! So beautiful and so real  While the kids are in a line busy enjoying their drinks, mom is taking care of her youngest. That little cutie at the end has a perfect content smile on as well  Such an awesome image by Rubylee Photography!



Oh my….what a beautiful representation of what motherhood is truly all about! When I saw this image, I loved the connection, the emotions, the black and white conversion – in love with everything about this image.

Thank you for sharing this moment and this lovely image with us Rural Life Photography!



This image is so raw and powerful in my opinion. I can see myself in there while my 4 year old toddler hugging me asking for something, wanting to be breastfed or the need to be listened to and I am positive every mother can relate to this. Thank you for sharing this image with us Wilhelmina Photography


This series of self portraits from Becci Ravera Photography blew me away! Photography indeed can be a therapy for some. For those who have done self-portraits before probably also understand how difficult it is to come in front of the camera and express your own emotions through images. This is amazing and powerful from Becci Ravera Photography and a beautiful representation of motherhood and to add especially the last image – touched my heart!



And the winner for this week’s theme {MOTHERHOOD} is from – Virginia Simons Photography

This image speaks to me. The emotional connection between these two, the way the little girl is looking at her mom, the semi-silhouette – This is just perfection! Thank you Virginia Simons Photography for sharing this amazing image with us!




I had an amazing time this week at Dear Photographer. Please stay in touch! – Thank you, Jyo

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10 Facts with Facebook Guest Judge 10/3-10/9 | Making Beautiful Memories Photography


Hi! I am Jyo (short for Jyotsna), the person behind the lens at Making beautiful memories Photography in Sacramento, California.I am an Electrical Engineer during the weekdays, a mom, wife and a part-time photographer on weekends – all in one! I  am super thrilled to be the guest judge at Dear Photographer Facebook page this week!!

My love for photography goes way back since high school and film days. I was always the one who volunteered to take pictures and videos of the family and making collages. There was something about capturing these family moments that I absolutely treasured – our vacations, picnics anything that we could print and look back at those moments sometime in the future. Photography helps me have this creative outlet while my daily job as an engineer helps me explore my technical side.

After taking a couple of photography classes in 2014/15 and a few editing classes in 2016 to enhance my skills further, I established my own photography venture in March 2016. Since then, I haven’t looked back and have many plans and goals for the upcoming year 2017. Someday, I dream of teaching the importance of photography to kids, pre-teens and especially new moms who really want to document those first moments when their baby is born. Being a Mom has helped me appreciate the everyday being of life. Documenting the beauty in the ordinary is something I have started to embrace more since the start of my photography career in 2016.

In my camera bag is a Canon 6D, a 50mm 1.8, a 50mm macro, 12-24 sigma, 75-300mm and cannot wait to get my own 35 sigma art in the next month!

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10 Fun Facts About Me 

  1. I was born in India, lived in New Zealand, Australia and now live in the US. In fact globe trotting is probably my third profession.
  2. I went to Penn State at the State college campus for grad school in Architectural engineering. Any Nittany lion fans out there?
  3. I make the yummiest tacos on a Friday night. At least that’s what my kids say. Thank you🙂
  4. I love California and everything about it, but still miss living in the east coast. Probably for the distinct seasonal changes?
  5.  I LOVE seeing photographs in print and especially when my friends and clients show me the images I have taken for them, it makes my heart full! Digital may be the age, but I would give anything for a beautiful photo album sitting at my coffee table.
  6. I will be studying for my licensing exam to be a registered/licensed electrical engineer for the state of California by 2017. Yes, that will happen.
  7. I spend a LOT of time browsing for interesting recipes on Pinterest which I may never cook.
  8. I am traveler if you haven’t guessed yet. My husband and me picked out our next travel destination already. We each got to choose one. Any guesses?
  9. Apart from photography, I paint and draw a bit as well. I go on painting workshops whenever I find time.
  10. I used to be quite an introvert at school growing up. These days, I sometimes have to be told to stop talking.



Motherhood has been a special journey for me so far. Being a Mom inspired me to pick up my camera more often than just shooting for others to document memories of my kids. For this week, I want to see all those fabulous images depicting motherhood. Posed, unposed, documentary, self portraits all goes. I just want to see all the fabulous moms out there in the pictures! Cannot wait to see all the GORGEOUS submissions this week🙂