Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Energizer Baby

This is going to be a short post but I have to share pics of this baby I recently photographed. Normally, when photographing a baby you have a narrow window either between naps or between feedings. I usually take my time and let the baby dictate the pace of the shoot. There have been sessions where the total time of shooting has lasted 15 minutes and then sometimes you get lucky and it can last almost an hour. Well this baby was like the energizer bunny! He kept on going, and going, and going...
The little boy just got his two lower front teeth and was happy to show my assistant and I his smile almost every time we asked.

The short period of time when a baby is able to sit up on their own and when they learn how to walk is a great time to photograph because you are able to hold their attention longer. Even though I certainly don't mind running around after children it's always nice when I can focus my attention on facial expressions and small details.

I was able to use various backgrounds and different vantage points while photographing this little one.

I also make a point to get the family involved in the photographs of the baby. The mother was not expecting to have her picture taken but I insisted and they turned out beautiful.

We ended up getting a TON of photographs of this little energizer baby and after 2 1/2 hours of shooting I had to call it quits. I really think he could have gone on but I was exhausted! Even though it turned out to be a long shoot with many background changes it was so much fun. They got a lot of photos to choose from and I got a lot of wonderful samples. He was great to work with--such a cutie! 



1 comment:

S Kezon said...

Fabulous photos - even if I'm partial to the subjects. Captured great smiles and expressions.
Loved 11x17 triptych prints ordered!
Think you should add it as an addendum to this blog entry.