Little Ones.

 Just a couple of my favorites from a photo shoot I had a couple days ago with little Abigail and her big brother "Batman." This is hands-down the happiest baby I have ever seen. She did nothing, but smile and laugh the whole time. Even when she started getting cold laying in the lawn, she just furrowed her brow a little bit. She never cried, never whined. I wish more of the adults I work with were like that. And look at those eyes. For anyone questioning that blue, these are not touched up. That's true, straight from the camera color.

And where would a little sister be without a big brother, always at the ready to defend her with a stick.

Oh yeah, and Marvin showed up too, just to take a quick crack at baby photos. Not too shabby for his first try. Way to go Marvin.

Inside for a Change.


After lots of shooting out in the cold lately, it was nice to shoot some indoor portraits late last week. I haven't worked with any children's photography in a couple months and Finn, the model for this particular shoot, reminded me of two very important things: (1) toddlers are way faster than you think and not predisposed to staying exactly where you put them and (2) kids can look good in a photo regardless of what they're doing. Smiling is cute. Crying is cute. Drooling is fantastically cute. Kids can't lose. Pretty much anything is free game. This is not true in all types of photography, like bridal photography for example. While a sobbing bride may be heartwarming in some specific contexts, drooling is almost always a no go.

Anyway, this was my second shoot with Finn and both times we've gotten some really good stuff. Here are a few more of my favotires from the most recent shoot: