The Cocoon Studio
Family documentary photography
A friendly welcome guide

Hi! I am Mahjabeen. As a family documentary photographer ( and a mother of two munchkins ) I am on my toes all the time, but to pause and capture the little things that make life grand - means everything to me.

This is what I do - gift you memories that will last a lifetime!

Are you ready to capture some timeless moments of you and your family?

Why settle for awkward “say cheese” poses? Opt for a family photo session as authentic as your last-minute dinner decisions or morning coffee routine. Just be your beautifully imperfect selves, and I’ll capture all the chaos and magic, genuinely. Whether it’s your quirkiest crew or the newest addition to your cozy nest, let’s create moments as awesome as your favorite comfy sweater.

What is family documentary photography?

Life’s a whirlwind of unpredictable moments, isn’t it? The truth is, the most beautiful instances often happen when we least expect them – that’s where I come in, your invisible friend with a camera. Whether it’s a lazy morning with mismatched socks or a spontaneous picnic in the park, I’m here to capture it all. Think of it as your own personal time capsule, preserving those genuine smiles, the messy hair, and the goofy laughter that defines your family. Whether it’s a cozy day indoors or an outdoor escapade, let’s turn the everyday into extraordinary memories. After all, it’s these fleeting, unplanned fragments that paint the most vibrant picture of your life. So, let’s embark on this adventure together – where comfort meets creativity, and where memories are the greatest treasures we’ll ever own

Here’s the pricing part:

* For any customization of the hours, we can discuss and arrive at the pricing *

Terms and Conditions:

A non-refundable advance fee of [X]% of the total package price is required to secure your session date and time with The Cocoon Studio. The remaining balance is due [X] days prior to the session. Payments can be made via: [Please mention the methods possible here]
The session will take place at the agreed location and time. I appreciate we keep up the time, as late arrivals may result in a shortened session. Any additional time required will be subject to an additional fee.
In the case of a cancellation by the client, the retainer fee is non-refundable. If you need to reschedule, please notify us at least [X] days prior to the session. We will make every effort to accommodate your new date.
In case of inclement weather, we can reschedule the session at no additional charge. If you prefer to proceed despite adverse weather conditions, we will work creatively to capture unique images.
Edited images will be provided in an online gallery within [X] weeks of the session by The Cocoon Studio. The number of images may vary based on the package chosen. Clients can download, print, and share the images for personal use.
All images remain the property of The Cocoon Studio. Clients are granted personal usage rights for sharing and printing images. Images may not be altered, sold, or used for commercial purposes without written consent from The Cocoon Studio.
Clients grant The Cocoon Studio the right to use the images for promotional purposes, including social media, website, and marketing materials. If clients do not wish to have their images used, they must inform The Cocoon Studio in writing.
While utmost care will be taken during the session and editing process, The Cocoon Studio is not responsible for any accidents, injuries, or loss of personal items during the session. Clients are responsible for their safety and the safety of their belongings.
All images undergo professional editing by The Cocoon Studio to enhance quality. Extensive retouching, including altering physical appearances, is not included. Requests for specific edits may incur additional charges.
All images are protected by copyright law. The Cocoon Studio retains the copyright to all images and may use them for promotional purposes. By booking a session with The Cocoon Studio, clients acknowledge and agree to these terms and conditions.


Family documentary photography is all about capturing the genuine moments and real connections within your family. Often in life, these moments in life go unnoticed as we are involved in it. But given a chance, if your routine was to be captured as it is, you’ll realize how beautiful life is. That’s exactly the experience that I strive to give you. I aim to document the beautiful messiness of everyday life, telling your unique story through unscripted and heartfelt images. Ultimately, it will be something you will want to look back on and feel the ‘forever’ in every picture.
Family documentary sessions are perfect for families who value authenticity and want to preserve the true essence of their relationships. It’s for those who embrace the laughter, the chaos, and even the occasional tantrum as part of their beautiful journey together. If you nod yes to all of the above, then you are in the right place. Leave the rest to me, I shall give you back lifetime memories.
If you’re looking for traditional posed portraits with everyone looking at the camera, a family documentary session might not be the best fit. As I said, if you’re open to embracing the spontaneity of life and creating memories that reflect your family’s true dynamics, then you’re in the right place.
Think of a family documentary session as an investment in preserving your family’s legacy. The memories and emotions captured in these images are truly priceless. I offer customized packages tailored to your needs, ensuring you get the most value for your investment. Feel free to reach out to discuss your specific requirements and budget.
When it comes to clothing, there are no hard and fast rules. Feel free to wear anything that makes you and your family feel comfortable and confident. Mix patterns, play with colors, or even wear matching dinosaur onesies if that’s your thing! You are your best when you wear what you like. I’ll take care of the rest.
The best thing you can do is simply be yourselves and enjoy each other’s company. No need to plan elaborate activities. I’ll guide you with some fun prompts and suggestions, but the focus is on capturing your family’s natural interactions. And if you enjoy any activity as a family, we can very well have that in too. So, let’s play, laugh, and create beautiful memories together!
Don’t worry! I have magical lenses and solid cameras that can capture the beauty in any environment, whether it’s a well-lit space or a cozy, cluttered home. Thanks to technology cameras today allow us to bring out such details in low light too. I have the best in my kitty bag. I’ll find the light and angles that will make your family shine. Remember, it’s not about the mess—it’s all about the love and connections within it.
I understand that kids have their own schedules and attention spans. Family documentary sessions are designed to be relaxed and flexible to accommodate your family’s needs. We’ll take breaks when necessary and adapt to your children’s rhythms. The length ensures we have ample time to capture genuine moments without rushing.
That’s the whole idea! Trust me, the magic happens when you let go of any inhibitions and simply be yourselves. The beauty of family documentary photography lies in capturing authentic moments, including messy ones. Tantrums, laughter, and all the genuine emotions in between create a rich tapestry of memories that you’ll treasure. From my experience, it is all about taking the leap of faith and submitting yourself to the moment. I understand and will take care.
I completely understand your concerns. But think of me more as a friend with a camera, rather than a stranger. I’ll take the time to get to know your family, connect with your kids, and build a rapport. I mean this before the shoot, over FaceTime calls to see and know each other better. At the time of the shoot, you’ll forget I’m there, and I’ll be a trusted, invisible collector of your beautiful moments.
I have a third eye for capturing the most meaningful moments. I observe and anticipate, ensuring that nothing goes unnoticed. But don’t worry—I won’t be intrusive or interrupt the natural flow of your family’s activities. You can trust me to capture the authentic moments that matter most. That is the whole idea.
Unlike us adults, kids have an amazing ability to be in the moment and forget about the camera. I blend into the background, becoming a friendly observer. The idea is to allow them to be themselves while I capture their genuine expressions and interactions. It is just a matter of time. We’ll find the rhythm.
I love photographing activities that bring out your family’s unique personality and interests. Anything from baking cookies together to playing in the park can create beautiful memories. While some activities might not lend themselves well to photography (like deep cleaning the house), I’m open to capturing whatever is special and meaningful to you. It all depends on your comfort zone. The exact answer to this question is on me to derive from the conversations we have. Leave that to me.
Absolutely! I love including furry family members in the mix. They add a touch of chaos and a whole lot of love to the photos. Just let me know in advance, so I can prepare some extra treats for our four-legged models!
I know you’re eager to see the magic captured! After the session, I embark on a meticulous editing process to bring out the best in every photo. You can expect to receive your beautifully curated gallery in one month’s time from the date of the shoot. Trust me; it’s worth the wait!
Ah, the joy of holding your memories in your hands, making your heart skip a beat each time you flip through them. We can definitely discuss this during our conversation.
Life is unpredictable, and I understand that sometimes plans may change. If you need to cancel or reschedule your photography session, please notify me as soon as possible so we can make the necessary arrangements. In the case of cancellation, any non-refundable retainer or booking fee paid will be retained. However, if you provide sufficient notice and we are able to reschedule the session within a reasonable timeframe, the retainer or booking fee can be applied toward the new session date. I strive to be flexible and understanding, and I will work with you to accommodate any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. Please note that rescheduling is subject to availability, so it’s best to contact me as early as possible to discuss any changes to your session.