Awww, meeting Baby Colton for the first time was so precious. He was so tiny and so perfect. His soft, even skin tone made me ponder why our skin must change as we age... Oh, to have that perfect baby skin. There is nothing like holding a brand new baby, their sweet scent and I just love how Colton snuggled up with his legs tucked tightly to his chest and his hands close to his face, the comfort that a wee baby brings, I felt the stresses of my world melt away as I snuggled with this little guy. I was quickly reminded that it was not that long ago that my daughters were once this small. Brittany and Jason, you both made one beautiful baby.
This particular shoot was planned as a 'Lifestyle Shoot'. Just exactly what is Lifestyle Photography? My view of imagery is that it should reflect reality. It should capture your life just as it is. The ups, the downs, the values, the attitudes, the emotions, the personalities, and the life. The greatness and the quality of your life. We often see families posed and smiling, but it doesn't reflect what I think can be captured in 'Lifestyle Imagery'. I want to see and capture life as it is happening... thus 'Lifestyle Photography'. Looking back on my own childhood, there were so many pictures that were perfect shots depicting life as it was unfolding. This is what I LOVE!
Brittany and I walked through her home to find the best light that I could use to capture this little bundle. I was so excited when I walked into a spare bedroom and there in that room was the most radiant light coming into the room. Oh, how I get excited when I score an ideal lighting situation. Propped up against the wall was a mattress and box springs awaiting to be set up (Brittany and Jason had just moved into their home a few days earlier). I asked Jason if he would be willing to help me set the bed up on the floor, with the right angle as to capture the natural light coming across the room. He quickly moved into action. I laid out a beautiful knitted blanket across the mattress and made a make shift bed with pillows leaned against the head of the bed and the wall. It was time to get to work while I had this most perfect lighting. I set my camera adjustments in Manual Mode, Brittany laid little Colton down and I began capturing the new life of baby Colton. He was so amazingly good the entire time. There is something special about photographing a brand new baby... everytime, I get ch
Great photography doesn’t take fancy equipment or college degrees—just passion and a willingness to invest in yourself and in the memories you’ll be preserving for generations to come.