Before the Holidays, I had a chance to photograph a lovely baby shower and just the other day I had the opportunity to finally meet this little bundle of yumminess. Check out his lips! He is so precious and perfectly round in just the right places that he almost looks like a doll.
As a natural light family in Los Angeles photographer, I shoot on location and use props minimally. But for baby shoots, I do bring a small selection of props, because babies need to be “propped” up. That said, I like to learn about my clients and as often as possible, I like to incorporate items I find in their home to make the images all the more personal. At the baby shower, one of the decor items used was a mini New York Yankees baseball cap, a detail that did not go unnoticed. So, when helping mom select an item of clothing for the little one, I noticed a Yankees onesie and felt we had to use it. If it had been the sort of sports paraphernalia that screamed sports fan, I probably would not have included it, but this onesie was subtle and offered more of a nod than a scream, so it was perfect as it wouldn’t draw attention away from the principal subject.
When I arrived in their home for the shoot and was given a quick tour, a room that for many would have been made into a den, was transformed into a “wine room” by the owners. I figured wine was another passion of theirs. Their brother-in-law even has his own Pinot Noir, the Wan Fiore Project, which I am told is quite tasty. So when I found some empty wine crates, I knew they would be a perfect accessory.
But the best thing of all, was just capturing the little boy’s expressions and the love that his parents have for him. Because, at the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about.
Thanks for a lovely morning.