I posted part 1 yesterday because I projected it would take a long time to go through the images from my out-of-town shoot.
This is so typical of me with photography… I ended up staying up late last night to finish going through all the images from Zac’s newborn shoot and worked on editing them today when Melia was at school and Ian was making a mess in the house. *Sigh* Sometimes you have to give a little (let your toddler mess up the house) to get a little (time to work)!
This is a long photo blog. I couldn’t help myself. You’ll see why! (I didn’t give away the farm either. The full gallery is over 80 images, and I only put my favorites in my client galleries!)
In Natural Light
When I do an at-home shoot, the first thing I do is walk through the home to find which areas have the best light.
The “prettiest” rooms aren’t always the rooms with the best light, which can be hard for some clients to understand why we can’t shoot there. With Andrew and Mike’s house, every square inch was like a museum. Just gorgeous.
With the light source behind the baby, I had one of the parents help with the reflector. This way, we get nice warm light where we want it from using only natural light from the windows.
Eyes: a Window Into the Soul or a Mirror?
If you look closely enough, you can see me crouched in front of the ottoman in Zac’s eyes!
I love that this image is very soft, but his eyes are piercing. This would look amazing on a large canvas wrap.
Curves, Lashes and a Fuzzy Blanket
It is such a simple photo of Zac bundled in a baby blanket, but it really stopped me in my tracks when I was going through all the images.
A Bubble and a Double-Chin
Zac’s expression in this image cracks me up! He was leaning up on this chair and sloooowly slid down as I was shooting.
We let him slide down to see what he’d do, and this is what we ended up with: his mouth blowing a tiny bubble and his adorable double-chin!
The way he is looking at me gives him so much personality. It is hard to believe he is only 8 weeks old.
Not Bride’s Shoes!
These baby Adidas sneakers were SO ADORABLE that I had to take photos of them by themselves. I decided to shoot them like they were bride’s shoes!
I took this while Andrew and Mike were changing Zac into his trendy vest outfit. They stood over Zac for a couple minutes and gazed at him lovingly.
I purposely focused on Zac to show how he is looking right back at them.
What Was Really Happening
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…
He is only 8 weeks old, but from this photo, I can almost see what he’ll look like when he is a teen! This will be his “come hither” look! I can see it now!
I mean, seriously! What can an 8-week old be thinking about that creates that face? “When do I get milk?” “I wonder if I need to poo.”
Embraced with Security, Love, and Protection
Zac is one lucky little dude.
Jack, The First “Baby”
A Contemplative Hairy Man
Even when parents successfully divide their attention between all their children (and that includes pets), sometimes the older sibling still feels jealous or even resentful.
I love this contemplative look on Jack’s face. He looks like a person!
Feeling Like the Fourth Wheel?
Do you see Jack’s little face peering in the window?!!
I kept my mouth shut about Jack in the window until I got the shot. Then I told Mike and Andrew, and out came laughter and “awwwww”.
What makes this image truly hilarious is the look on Zac’s face as his parents turned to look at Jack! It’s as if he preferred having all the attention from his parents and is now disappointed.
Some Favorite Family Portraits