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:
The end result – we got a few good shots to choose from. Here are some of my faves:
MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY BOY. Love you tons & your Mom & Dad too