You guys…today all my worlds collided. My big boy has always shown an interest in photography so I’ve been taking advantage of that, creating a few home schooling projects around imagery. I might share a few more projects down the track but this one was super sweet and a little giggle at the same time. Eeeeeep…I got to photograph my first grand-baby!! Well, Easton did, and I got to capture the whole experience for a little fun!
Today we snuck into the poor neglected studio with my gorgeous boy Emery and his baby, and photographer Easton captured an adorable session of papa and his little love.
World…Meet Baby (Original name, I know!)
Trying to master the art of focus and composition all while holding up a very heavy camera…lucky he has his strap around his neck ensuring safety of sweet Baby at all times. The gorgeous final image….
Using his settling and swaddling techniques to keep baby comfortable.
Checking his composition…
Look at that gorgeous eye contact…what a great capture!
I just love this part of the session…family photo’s. Here is the sweetest little daddy with his baby. So important to capture that connection…after all, baby will only be this small for such a short time. How lucky for this papa to have these memories as a keepsake for eternity.
These shots can always be a little trickier with baby unwrapped…thankfully there were no poop explosions!! Gaaaaah I can’t even with these…a cute little bit of fun to capture a really strange time in our lives. Stuck at home in lockdown, schooling at home, trying to balance structured learning with actual life lessons. I adore that both boys (& even Baby!) have dirty hands and scratches and scrapes…also reflective of the stage and age they are at. Lord my two year old even has a black eye!
My big boy has had a challenging couple of years being diagnosed and learning about living a life with adhd/asd & anxiety. One day I shared a little clip with him about an autistic boy who loved taking photographs of his lego creations & was quite well known for his images. He was succeeding and soaring in society, in life and in his heart, and all of those are all I want for my Easton. He loved the idea of combining his loves with my love and we’ve always shaped a lot of learning around photography. Sometimes I think it’s because he can be as creative as he wants in the arts…sometimes I know it’s because he can hide behind the lens but still be out in the world…sometimes its as simple as something we can do together. I will always cherish these experiences.
Please note my studio remains closed due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, hopefully it wont be long before we can all get back in there together! My boys don’t usually go into the studio, another reason why I know it stays safe for all of your little loves but we snuck in and out like lightening today while I was doing some re-shuffling. They are both physically well and have been locked down completely for almost 6 weeks now and everything they came into contact with, including Baby, was cleaned and sterilized after we were in there.
Can you tell I’m missing all the babies???