Getting the hang of baby portraits

This is my 6th baby portraits. So far I was lucky with photos. Even when I thought I did a horrible job, photos always turned out beautiful and made me happy. But I had a big weakness toward baby portraits that I didn’t have with weddings.

I didn’t know how to communicate with babies…

How the heck would I know, right? Obviously I don’t have my own child. I’m the oldest in my family and all of my cousins are also younger than me, so I don’t have any nieces or nephews, either. So far I relied on the baby’s mother to make the baby laugh. But the problem is that the baby is always looking away from the camera since I’m not the one who’s funny. Someone else is. I learned after a few sessions that I could make weird sound and funny faces to grab the baby’s attention. But I was embarrassed. What if I look stupid? Even worse, what if the baby starts crying because of my faces?

But Louis, the baby’s father, pushed me to step out of my comfort zone and give it a try. And I did!!! Yes, I was the weirdest thing in the world. I sounded like a broken toilet. But Paul, the baby, looked at me and laughed! I think he knew that I was trying really hard. When the photoshoot ended and Paul had to leave, Paul gave me the most lovely and flirting smile ever! He was just tooooooo cute. Here are some of the highlights from the session.

Look at his blue eyes.

Every baby loves my silver curtains. The only problem that is babies always cry when I take them away from the curtains.

I love how he sticks his tongue out and smiles so mischievously. He knows his mom and dad love him so much and can’t say no to him when he does this.

Nice costume, right?

Not sure why I’m so crazy about baby drooling, but I just love it. Especially when it’s really long like the one that Paul has here. :)

This composition was kind of an accident. I had a camera off of my face to interact with Paul and didn’t exactly know what I was aiming. But I love it more than my controlled photos.

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Cortney Chaite - Hi!

I’m interested in getting a portrait done for my website. Is this something you can do?


lou - Heejin – Lisa sent me the link again, and this pictures still delight me as much as they did when you took them…you did a fantastic job and the value still comes through today! Hope all is well!

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