I’m a natural light photographer, which means a few things. Natural light is my friend as it lends images a more real quality. It also means that grey rainy days are not ideal, as it means diminished light for my subjects, and in the case of shooting outdoors, it means dodging the elements, or moving the shoot in doors. Fortunately, for this recent baby shoot in Sherman Oaks, we had already planned to shoot indoors. This is usually what I recommend when a young baby is involved as we want things to be as comfortable and easy for baby, in case of diaper change and feeding requirements. But on this recent shoot, not only was it a grey rainy day, but many of the rooms in the homeowners home were also painted a darker color, great for creating a mood in decorating… not so great for natural light photography. So, I literally had to find the light. It was worth it as we were able to capture some truly sweet moments, with this adorable baby girl.
Mom was going to return to work shortly after this shoot. I know how difficult it can be to leave your baby at home in those early weeks, but fortunately, she and daddy work together, so they can support each other during this time of transition.
By the way, have you noticed her gorgeous blue eyes? Mom was told that they might still change. I told them that IMHO, those blue eyes were here to stay. Why is everyone so intent on telling parents of babies with blue eyes that since their eyes aren’t blue, their baby’s eyes are probably not going to stay blue? I can tell you from experience that when your baby’s eyes are this blue, they are here to stay. My older son is a case in point.