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Holiday Card – Baby Theo

This was fun because we shot it in a beautiful home with incredible light.  Every room consisted of a different color palate with a different set of lighting conditions.  Part of what I look for when I take a photograph, are the colors and textures in the background.  The paint colors, the color of the furniture, the texture of the fabric.   It’s important to always pay careful attention to the background of an image.  I have learned this the hard way – “If only I had moved that pile of newspapers out of the way”, etc.  If you are trying to achieve an artistic shot, you have to look at everything, the background, the vibe, the colors, the fabrics, and of course the lighting and the composition.

It’s never easy to photograph a 1 1/2 year old.  Sitting in front of a camera isn’t exactly their idea of a good time.  They’d rather be on the move, exploring and running around rather then being confined to a particular space.  We had to move quickly here and get Mom & Dad involved behind me making noises and goofy faces.   We had to keep his focus, otherwise we ended up with a lot of these kinds of shots:

This is SO not your Holiday card

The end result – we got a few good shots to choose from. Here are some of my faves:

I feel like this is the real Theo here

Look at this sweet little angel

He's so cute here


An example of a somewhat irritating detail - those leaves to the right are killing me!

This one works for me big time

MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY BOY.  Love you tons & your Mom & Dad too

I think this one is my favorite. I’m so loving that leather chair behind him (color and texture)
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  1. Dr. Lorraine #

    Love the photos, the boy in the photos, the parents of the boy in the photos, and the photographer!!! Yleana – you are a phenomenal, talented, and CREATIVE photographer. Miss you.

    December 9, 2010

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